Happy Wanderers keep fighting on three fronts
Milton LindsayAFC Wanderers are one step away from a dream Carrow Road final after a productive eight-day period which has seen them fire up their hopes of an audacious treble.Milton Lindsay
AFC Wanderers are one step away from a dream Carrow Road final after a productive eight-day period which has seen them fire up their hopes of an audacious treble.
They followed up last week's thrilling Norfolk Sunday Senior Cup quarter-final win over previous holders Camden Tavern by beating Evening News Norwich Sunday League Premier Division high-flyers Silver Fox 3-2 after trailing 2-0.
And with further Pink Un League Cup action - a competition they won in 2008 - still to come, no wonder manager Jason Bush has every reason to be cheeerful.
'I know the league is a long shot but we're still fighting on three fronts,' said Bush, whose side finished fifth in their top flight debut season last term.
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'We've sparked up our season and there is still everything to play for. For Sunday's game I had 22 players to call upon. Everybody is fighting for their place.'
His Eaton Park-based side will travel to Prince of Denmark, 3-2 conquerors of Norwich Busmen, in the February 7 semi- finals, after disposing of Camden Tavern 6-4 after extra time. A cut-and-thrust game had seen the score 3-3 after only 19 minutes.
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But Jason insists he won't be reading anything into his team's 7-2 Pink Un League Cup win over the Prince earlier this season.
'Brilliant, we're really pleased to be playing someone we've played before but the previous result counts for nothing.'
Neverthleless he remains hopeful that his team, beaten 3-1 in the 2008 semi-finals by Delaneys, can make the step to the hallowed arena for the first time ever.
But Marlborough's dream of retaining the trophy they won for the first time last season has been dashed by El Sol, who gained revenge for last season's emphatic 5-1 Carrow Road defeat, with a 3-1 win. The prolific Colin Wines netted for the city side but also missed a last-gasp penalty.
The Yarmouth outfit will entertain the Dog House, 2008 winners of the contest in their previous guise as Delaneys.
Dog House put paid to upwardly-mobile Costessey Sports hopes of adding the Senior Cup to a trophy collection which has seen them pick up the Norfolk Intermediate Cup and Pink Un League Cup in recent seasons.