Fakenham Town U16s lifting John Savage Cup in front of board

Youth County Cup Final Match Recaps

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Read a round up of this season's six Norfolk County Cup youth competitions. 

The Stuart Dracup Cup Final 

The Stuart Dracup Cup final took place on Sunday 14 April at Harrod Sport Arena. It was an enthralling contest between Wroxham FC U14s and Dereham Town Youth FC U14s.

A crowd of over 250 watched Wroxham take an early lead before it was pegged back by Dereham midway through the first half. Wroxham entered the interval leading 2-1 after converting a promising attack just before the half time whistle.

Dereham Town Youth were unable to overturn the deficit in the second half, as Wroxham went on to win the final 4-2 and lift the Stuart Dracup Cup for the first time in their history. 

Full Time Score: Wroxham FC U14s 4-2 Dereham Town Youth FC U14s 

Attendance: 257 

Player of the Match: Benji Buskell 

Wroxham FC U14s lifting the Stuart Dracup Cup

 The John Savage Cup Final 

The John Savage Cup final took place in the afternoon of Sunday 14 April at Harrod Sport Arena, and saw Fakenham Town FC U16s lift the trophy for a third successive season.

Despite lots of good play from both sides, neither team were able to trouble the scoresheet in the first half. However, with minutes left to play before the break, there was a nasty injury to the Heacham goalkeeper that forced an outfield player to go in goal.

Heacham scored the first goal of the second half, but it was Fakenham Town that began to dominate the match and eventually came out as winners after totalling up three goals.

Full Time Score: Heacham FC U16s 1-3 Fakenham Town FC U16s

Attendance: 331

Player of the Match: Joe Henham 

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Fakenham Town FC U16s lifting the John Savage Cup


The Norfolk U16s Girls Cup Final 

The first ever youth female Norfolk County Cup final took place on Saturday 20 April as Costessey Sports FC faced Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers FC at Harrod Sport Arena, The FDC.
The teams had already played twice in the league with Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers winning on both occasions.
Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers went into the break with a slender 1-0 lead after they were able to capitalise on a loose ball in the Costessey penalty area. They doubled their lead in the second half after converting a penalty kick, and went onto win the game 2-0!
Full Time Score: Costessey Sports FC U16s 4-2 Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers FC U16s 
Attendance: 151 
Player of the Match: Beatriz Silva  

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Costessey Sports FC U16s lifting the Norfolk U16s Girls Cup


The Norfolk U12s Girls Cup Final 

The first ever Norfolk U12s Girls Cup final took place on Sunday 5 May as Terrington Tigers Youth FC faced Gorleston FC at Harrod Sport Arena, The FDC.

It was East vs West as both sides were hoping to lift the silverware. The game had plenty of action early on with Gorleston taking a 4-1 lead into the half time break.

Gorleston went on to extend their lead in the second period and eventually ran out 8-2 winners.

Full Time Score: Terrington Tigers Youth U12s 2-8 Gorleston FC U12s 

Attendance: 180 

Player of the Match: Nel Fulcher 

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Gorleston FC U12s lifting the Norfolk U12s Girls Cup


The Norfolk U14s Girls Cup Final 

Taking place in the afternoon of Sunday 5 May at the Harrod Sport Arena, the Norfolk U14s Girls Cup was contested between Wymondham Town United and Dereham Saints.

It was Wymondham who started the first half with success, going into the break with a two goal lead over their opponents who were yet to find the back of the net.

Maintaining their clean sheet whilst adding to their tally, Wymondham Town proceeded to win the game 5-0.

Full Time Score: Wymondham Town United FC U14s 5-0 Dereham Saints FC U13s 

Attendance: 150 

Player of the Match: Ellie Alexander-Bew 

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Wymondham Town United U14s lifting the Norfolk U14s Girls Cup


The Norfolk U12s Cup Final 

It was Fakenham Town against Costessey Sports in the penultimate final of the season, the Norfolk U12s Cup. The game was held on the morning of Sunday 19 May at the Harrod Sport Arena, The FDC.

Both teams managed to convert in the first half, heading into the break on a level playing field.

Following a defensive second half of little action, the game concluded with penalties to decide the winner. Despite putting up a strong fight for the trophy, Fakenham Town just fell short, losing the shootout 11 goals to Costessey Sports’ 12.

Full Time Score: Fakenham Town FC U12s 1-1 Costessey Sports FC U12s (11-12 after penalties) 

Attendance: 273 

Player of the Match: Bobby Anderson 

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Costessey Sports FC U12s lifting the Norfolk U12s Cup