The Norfolk Intermediate Cup Final 2021-22
UEA ‘A’ or Celt Rangers Reserves will lift the Norfolk Intermediate Cup in its inaugural season.
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UEA ‘A’ compete in the Central & South Norfolk League sponsored by Barnes Print, Division 1 and finished their season in fourth place having won 13 of their 22 matches. After receiving a bye in the first round, UEA hosted Belton Reserves and won comfortably 4-1. Another home match in the quarter-finals against Shrublands Reserves led to another convincing win, this time a 6-0 scoreline. The semi-final draw handed the U’s a third home tie and after brushing aside Dersingham Rovers Reserves 3-0, they will be full of confidence heading into the final.
When asked about the final, UEA ‘A’ Manager, Matt Nicholls said: “After a good year of football, where we won the BUCS League, to do the double would mean a hug amount to the whole club. We will approach the game with the same preparation and same ideas as during other competitions, which has made us successful.”
Celt Rangers Reserves play in the Gt Yarmouth & District Football League sponsored by Sonata Security, Division 1 and finished their season as runners up, only two points behind the league winners. Celt started their Cup run away to Earsham Reserves and returned from the Otter’s Den with a place in the second round thanks to a 2-1 win. A walkover then set up a challenging away trip to Holt United Reserves in the quarter-finals. After 90 minuets the scoreline was 2-2 but it was the away side who kept their cool from 12 yards and won the penalty shootout 4-1. Celt entered the final by putting Caister Development to the sword in the semi-finals, winning 8-1.
When asked about the final, Celt Rangers Reserves Manager, John Barrett said: “County Cup games are always that extra bit special. It generates a buzz for the managers, players and supporters, especially when the first round is drawn. You always want to get as far in the County Cup as possible. Getting to the final and winning suggests you are the best team in that competition, so it is very important to us to go on and win it.”
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Referee: Lorraine Catchpole
Assistant Referees: Scott Hawkins & Auberon Limmer
Fourth Official: Frank Lough
UEA ‘A’ v Celt Rangers Reserves
Harrod Sport Arena, The FDC, Bowthorpe
Kick Off 2:30pm
Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £3, Under 12s Free
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