Cringleford face Mulbarton Wanderers in Veterans' Cup Final
The Norfolk Veterans’ Cup Final, in association with Christiaan Partridge Photography
This season’s Norfolk Veterans’ Cup Final, in association with Christiaan Partridge Photography, will be contested between Cringleford and Mulbarton Wanderers.
Cringleford will be relishing the chance to play in the Norfolk Veterans’ Cup Final, in association with Christiaan Partridge Photography, as the were due to contest for the trophy last season before the competition was stopped at the final stage due to the pandemic. Victories by large scorelines against Frets Vets, Scole and Necton, set up a semi-final clash with fellow One Broker Veterans League Premiership side, Martham. Cringleford won the game 3-2 at theFDC@Flegg, setting up the final against Mulbarton Wanderers.
When asked about managing Cringleford in the final, Manager, Ecky Limon said: “I feel privileged. Plenty of teams have not had the opportunity to play in some significant matches and we have earned the right to do that. Also, it’s always a really, really good event and that is kind of what we set up to do since Hucks joined really is to win everything we can, so we are aiming to achieve that. But also, I am really, really pleased because just getting the boys together after a tough year and a half for everyone. It’s just nice to be able to hook up, exchange some stories and play some games together. It’s a bit of normality.”
Mulbarton Wanderers will be playing in their first Veterans’ Cup final compared to Cringleford who will be competing in their third. The two sides met earlier in the season and it was Cringleford who were the victors that day thanks to braces from Darren Huckerby, Gavin Lemmon and Jordan Blyth. However, Mulbarton have strengthened since then and will be keen to get revenge. Wanderers reached the final with wins against Reffley, Costessey Sports YBV, Downham Town, AFC Lynn Napier and Thetford Town, scoring an impressive 30 goals in the process.
Mulbarton Wanderers Manager, Chris Brownbridge, spoke about his expectations: “We are quite a fit side, but we know that Cringleford are the same. With the likes of Huckerby, Holt and Drury in the team it’s a big thing for the Norwich fans to play against the likes of them. It’s probably the only game in this run other than maybe the Lynn game that we go into as the underdogs but I’m fine with that. The opportunity to cause an upset is good and puts the pressure on them as on paper they will be expected to win.”
- Cringleford v Mulbarton Wanderers
- theFDC, Bowthorpe
- Kick Off 3:00pm
- Ticket Only