Sprowston face Wroxham in The John Savage Cup Final

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Either Sprowston FC or Wroxham FC will lift the John Savage Cup, in association with Veo this season.

The John Savage Cup Final, in association with Veo

Either Sprowston FC or Wroxham FC will lift the John Savage Cup, in association with Veo this season after both reaching the final.

Sprowston of the Norfolk Combined Youth Football League started their cup run with a comfortable win over Rocklands Youth, running out 6-0 winners. A walkover against Salhouse Rovers set up a third round tie at home to Norman Wanderers in which they won 2-1. Another walkover and a 2-0 victory against AFC Lynn Napier in the semi-finals puts them into the John Savage Cup final, in association with Veo.

Sprowston Manager, Dean Sheppard was asked how confident is ahead of the game: “Confidence is a hard one in football I believe. It very much depends on how you turn up on the day. I know on paper we have a very solid squad and I should be confident, but it’s been a tough, tough year for them all with Covid and exams, it’s a difficult age for them all so it just depends if we turn up on the night. However, I’m sure that if we do, it will be a really good game and we will hopefully come out on top, but you just never know, and we’ll see what happens.”

Wroxham compete in the Eastern Junior Alliance where they have won over half of their league fixtures. After receiving a bye to the second round of this season’s John Savage Cup, they required penalties to overcome Attleborough Town after drawing 2-2. Their third round and quarter-final matches were less close as they beat Horsford and Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers to reach the semi-finals. After a 1-1 draw against Gorleston in the last four, the Yachtsmen were once again clinical from 12 yards and progressed to the final winning 4-3 on penalties.

Wroxham Manager, Martin Miller spoke about what he will say to his players before the game: “Bit of a cliché but enjoy it. They are coming to the end of a journey of being together as a team so go out there and look at all the people who have come to watch you and try and take in as much of the occasion as you can before the game starts and then when the whistle goes, just enjoy it, play our game, trust each other and if we play our football and everybody gives everything they can then they can come off the pitch feeling happy with themselves.

“You don’t know how many Cup Finals you’re ever going to have, especially a County Cup Final, and it is a chance for the boys to walk away from youth football saying we are the best team in Norfolk. It will be on them to go out and do the business hopefully.”

  • Sprowston FC v Wroxham FC
  • theFDC, Bowthorpe
  • 09/06/2021
  • Kick Off 7:45pm
  • Ticket Only