Match Preview: The Norfolk Junior Cup in
association with Ball Launcher!
This season’s Norfolk Junior
Cup Final, in association with Ball Launcher, will be contested between Gorleston Reserves and Sprowston Athletic on Wednesday
1 May 2019 (7:30pm KO).
Both teams compete in the Anglian Combination League,
Division Two. They finished the season occupying the top two positions in the
League. They have met twice in the League this season with both teams winning a
game each. In the Cup both sides required extra-time to come past their
opponents in the Semi-Finals, showing that the quality of this year’s Junior
Cup has been very high.
Gorleston Reserves ended up
League winners after being in second place for most of the season. As for their
Cup run, they began against a good Belton side and beat them 4-0 which set up a
Third Round match against AFC Lynn Napier. An 8-0 win against AFC Lynn Napier
meant they faced Yelverton Reserves who they beat 3-0. They travelled to face
UEA Reserves in the Quarter-Finals and beat them by scoring the only goal of
the game. To reach the Final they needed penalties to come past Heacham after
drawing 1-1 after 120 minutes.
In the League, Sprowston
Athletic won promotion after Gorleston Reserves won on the last day of the
season to beat them to the Division Trophy. After receiving a bye in the First
Round they hosted Easton Reserves who they beat 7-2. After coming past Norton
Athletic and Castle Acre Swifts in the Third and Fourth Rounds respectively
they faced last year’s winners, Dussindale Rovers, in the Quarter-Finals. A 2-1
away win against the holders meant they only had to beat Gayton to reach Carrow
Road. After drawing at 90 minutes, Sprowston were able to score two unanswered
goals in extra-time to set up the Final.
Gorleston Reserves v Sprowston Athletic
Kick Off 7:30pm
Adults £5, concessions £3
A huge thank you to our partners, Ball
Launcher for sponsoring the final this season, to find out more about Ball
Launcher please click here.