Norfolk County Cup Finals 2019
The Wensum Print Sunday Junior Cup
The first County Cup Final this season was the Wensum Print Sunday Junior Cup Final which was hosted at theFDC on Friday 22 March. The match went into extra-time with the score being 2-2 between Watton United and Silver Fox after 90 minutes.Thanks to Craig Boyles in the dying minutes of extra-time, Silver Fox earned the victory.
The Norfolk Primary Cup
On Friday 29 March Gayton United Reserves faced Celt Rangers in the Final of the Norfolk Primary Cup. Gayton United started the better and took the lead early on via Ateko Opaluwa, however Rangers reacted well and set the scores level when Chad Pillar rose high at the back post to head home.
The east coast outfit seized control of the game thereafter and Pillar then set up Carter for his first, followed by Rorie Burnett adding to the tally. Opaluwa finished well to reduce the deficit to 3-2, however early in the second half Carter got his second of the night ensure Rangers lifted the trophy.
The John Savage Cup
Old Catton Juniors became the 2019 John Savage Cup winners on Friday 5 April after edging out Taverham 1-0 at the FDC.
In a fiercely fought final between two highly rated U16 teams, the fixture was a tight affair. However a moment of quality from Old Catton saw Spencer Cawcutt score the only goal of the game to clinch the cup for the home side on the night.
The Stuart Dracup Cup, sponsored by Soccer@SEa
Firside Athletic became the winners of the 2019 Stuart Dracup Cup, sponsored by Soccer@Sea, after edging out Norman Wanderers 1-0 at the FDC.
In a tight affair between two highly rated U14 teams, it was an exciting and fiercely fought final. However it was Charlie Marshall who made the difference, scoring the only goal of the game half way through the second half to clinch the cup for the home side on the night.
The Norfolk Sunday Senior Cup
Norfolk FA’s Carrow Road Cup Finals kicked off when El Sol took on Riverside Rovers in a hotly contested Sunday Senior Cup Final. It was the first out of four fixtures to take place at the home of Norwich City FC and it was Great Yarmouth based outfit El Sol who became the first victors on the hallowed turf.
The McDonald's Norfolk Women's Cup
It was a first for female football in Norfolk as King’s Lynn Town took on Wymondham Town in the McDonald's Norfolk Women’s Cup Final, which was held at Norwich City FC’s Carrow Road for the first time. Wymondham lifted the cup thanks to goals from Hannah Waters, Laura Nichols and Summer Ward.
The Norfolk Senior Cup
The Norfolk Senior Cup took place at Carrow Road with Dereham Town coming out on top after an entertaining night of football. It was Thetford Town who found the net first, however Valter Rocha’s goal was adjudged to have been offside. Dereham Town then took the lead on 25 minutes through an innovative finish by Rhys Logan.
Thetford found the equaliser ten minutes later when Rocha turned provider, laying off to Robbie Priddle to finish at close range. Despite both team’s best efforts, the second half was goalless and in extra time, Dereham’s fitness won out with Ryan Crisp finding the winner just after the restart.
The Norfolk Junior Cup, in association with Ball Launcher
The Final of the Norfolk Junior Cup in association with Ball Launcher took place at Carrow Road with Gorleston Reserves getting the better of Sprowston Athletic on the night.
Two first half goals proved enough for the Greens, as Jason Thompson struck in the 4th minute and Daniel Goodrum hit home just after the half an hour mark. Sprowston’s Chris Curtis scored twice on the night, with his first half strike ruled out for offside and his second coming deep into stoppage time, turning out to be a consolation goal for Athletic.
The Norfolk Veterans Cup
Horsford completed the cup and league double after beating Tavern Old Boys 4-3 in extra time to win the 2019 Norfolk Veterans Cup. Tavern took the lead early through Troy Bond, before Daniel McKail’s long range effort and a Roy Bevis penalty turned the game on its head before the break.
From there start Stephen Jones pounced to put the scores level and then completed his brace to put Tavern back in the lead, before Grant Holt headed home late on to take the fixture into extra time. Late into the extra period Bevis fired in off the post to grab his second of the night and the trophy for Horsford.
The High Altitude U12's Cup
CostesseySports became the winners of the 2019 High Altitude U12’s Cup after beatingReffley Youth 2-0 at the FDC. It was an exciting and competitive final; howeverfirst half goals from Jacob Duffy and Lennon Thompson made the difference onthe night for Costessey.