Fingers crossed for county cup action
Milton LindsayLocal footballers will be hoping the weather plays ball as the battle for the prized pieces of county silverware hots up this weekend.It's quarter-finals day in the Norfolk Saturday and Sunday Senior Cups, while the Sunday Intermediate and Junior cups also see the last eight do battle.Milton Lindsay
Local footballers will be hoping the weather plays ball as the battle for the prized pieces of county silverware hots up this weekend.
It's quarter-finals day in the Norfolk Saturday and Sunday Senior Cups, while the Sunday Intermediate and Junior cups also see the last eight do battle.
One of the most intriguing ties in the Saturday Senior Cup sees giantkillers Spixworth United, who dumped holders King's Lynn Reserves out of the competition with a 2-0 win in the last round, entertain Cromer Town.
The Crabs may be fighting for the Sterry Cup title but they will underestimate the top flight basement battlers at their peril.
Last year's beaten finalists Wroxham, who lost 3-1 to the now disbanded Linnets, entertain Norwich United in an all- Ridgeons League Premier Division affair, while top-flight Dereham and Division One Gorleston also fly the flag for that league. The other tie sees Loddon entertain Anglian Combination Premier Division rivals Mattishall.
The Sunday Senior Cup quarter-finals have thrown up an action replay of last year's Carrow Road showdown as holders Marlborough, the Norwich league champions who have yet to sparkle this season, entertain Yarmouth outift El Sol, beaten 5-1 in last year's final. Meanwhile, upwardly-mobile Costessey Sports aim to enhance their growing reputation as cup silverware specialists. The former Sunday Intermediate Cup winners and Pink 'Un League Cup holders travel to Dog House, who in their previous guise as Delaneys won the Sunday Senior Cup in 2008. Yarmouth outfit Camden entertain Norwich's AFC Wanderers and Prince of Denmark host in-form Norwich Busmen.
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In the Norfolk Sunday Junior Cup Wellington Pink Uns will be aiming to maintain their 100 per cent record in all competitions.
The former Crusader League outfit, who have yet to put a foot wrong since joining the Norwich league this season, host Riverside Gardens. Star and Garter entertain Sprowston Royal Oak; Rumbold Arms entertain Downham Old Boys and Attleborough Sunday face a long trip to King's Lynn outfit Splinters, who won the Intermediate Cup last season.
In the Sunday Intermediate Cup Old Catton host Railway, Bayer are at home to Dereham Wanderers, Globe meet Aslacton GM and Windmill host Bentinck Arms.
Saturday sees the Norfolk Primary Cup fourth round.