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Wymondham Town into Norfolk Senior Cup semi-finals after Thetford victory

PUBLISHED: 14:08 28 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:08 28 January 2018

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Matt Bussens scores a wonder goal for Downham Town.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Matt Bussens scores a wonder goal for Downham Town. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Wymondham Town are through to the semi-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup after beating Thetford Town at Kings Head Meadow.

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Anglian Combination Division One leaders ran out worthy winners after extra time courtesy of goals from Danny Mace and Tommy Salmon. Nathan Clarke had opened the scoring for the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division outfit in the second half.

Wymondham will be joined in the last four by Downham Town after they beat Great Yarmouth Town 3-2 at the Wellesley. Matt Bussens opened the scoring for the visitors with a rocket of a free-kick before Aaron Sanders restored parity. Luke Plumb made it 2-1 to Downham before Alex Oughton extended their lead in the second half. Sanders struck again to reduce the arrears but it wasn’t enough.

The other two quarter-finals take place on Tuesday evening when Norwich United take on King’s Lynn Town and Wroxham entertain Dereham.

Wroxham’s excellent start to life under new management duo Jamie Godbold and Andy Reynolds continued with a 1-0 at runaway Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders Felixstowe & Walton.

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Yachtsmen made it three wins out of three since Godbold and Reynolds came to the club as Felixstowe suffered only their fourth defeat of the season.

The Seasiders remain 18 points clear at the top of the table and look destined for the title but Wroxham’s new manager bounce was too much for the Suffolk side.

Craig Bussens got the all important goal but their victory was made all the more impressive given they were reduced to 10 men four knives before half time when Tom Matthews received his marching orders for two bookable offences.

Kirkley cruised to an impressive 4-0 win over FC Clacton at Walmer Road. A McAuley Holt brace put the Royals in charge with Liam Harvey-Cooper also on target before the break. Lee Will wrapped up the points three minutes from time with a composed finish to stretch Kirkley’s unbeaten run to four games.

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Aaron Saunders (not in pic) scores for Yarmouth.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Aaron Saunders (not in pic) scores for Yarmouth. Picture: Nick Butcher

Gorleston suffered heartbreak late on as they went down to a 2-1 defeat against Saffron Walden. Joel Watts had brought the Greens back on level terms early in the second half from the spot but the Bloods claimed all three points thanks to Charlie Portway’s late winner.

Fakenham slipped to their fourth consecutive defeat as they were well beaten 4-0 at home to Newmarket.

In the First Division Swaffham’s match at home to Halstead had to be abandoned due to floodlight failure with the score at 1-1.

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Town lost ground at the top of the Bostik League Division One North. Picture: ArchantDereham Town lost ground at the top of the Bostik League Division One North. Picture: Archant

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Downham Town centre half Alex Bailey clears the ball.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Downham Town centre half Alex Bailey clears the ball. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Nathan Cross scores the second Downham Town goal.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Nathan Cross scores the second Downham Town goal. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Downham Town manager Ray Harrison.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Downham Town manager Ray Harrison. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Downham Town centre half Alex Bailey clears the ball.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Downham Town centre half Alex Bailey clears the ball. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Yarmouth Town manager Adam Mason.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Yarmouth Town manager Adam Mason. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Downham Town centre half Alex Bailey clears the ball.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Downham Town centre half Alex Bailey clears the ball. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Paul Neary (check) and Ray Harrison on the touchline for Downham Town.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Paul Neary (check) and Ray Harrison on the touchline for Downham Town. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Matt Bussens scores a wonder goal for Downham Town.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Matt Bussens scores a wonder goal for Downham Town. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Matt Bussens scores a wonder goal for Downham Town.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Matt Bussens scores a wonder goal for Downham Town. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town.
Matt Bussens scores a wonder goal for Downham Town.
Picture: Nick ButcherNorfolk Senior Cup quarter-final action between Yarmouth Town and Downham Town. Matt Bussens scores a wonder goal for Downham Town. Picture: Nick Butcher

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