Battle hots up for a place at Carrow Road as draws are made

20:03 15 January 2016

Norwich United(yellow) play Walsham Le Willows at Diss to win the Thurlow Nunn League Cup final. Matt Blake.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich United(yellow) play Walsham Le Willows at Diss to win the Thurlow Nunn League Cup final. Matt Blake. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A Thurlow Nunn League side is guaranteed a place in the Norfolk Senior Cup Final after the semi-final draw.

Norwich United and Gorleston were paired together in the last four, while the winners of the delayed quarter-final clash between Wroxham and King’s Lynn Reserves will entertain Dereham Town in the other tie.

With the boost of a home draw, runaway Premier Division leaders United should fancy their chances of making it through to Carrow Road on May 11.

But they won’t be under-estimating Gorleston, who despite being nearly 30 points behind them in 11th position can be match for any side in the division on their day.

The other semi-final will be a meeting between two Ryman League Division One rivals providing Wroxham can see off King’s Lynn’s second string in a match that was postponed in midweek and has been re-arranged for next Tuesday evening.

That would be a repeat of last year’s final when Wroxham beat Dereham 3-2 after extra-time.

Two other games are being staged at Carrow Road, the Saturday Junior Cup Final on May 12 and the Sunday Senior Cup Final on May 13.

That will add extra spice to the semi-finals, the draws for which were also made live on Radio Norfolk last night.

In the Junior Cup Runton United will play host to Mundford while Gayton United are at home to either Gorleston Reserves or East Harling. The Sunday Senior Cup semi-finals will see DE FC entertain Chilvers or Riverside Rovers and Windmill host Costessey West End or Schoolhouse.

Other semi-final draws:

Norfolk Primary Cup: Wendling or Docking v Morley Village or Tavern OB, Marham Wanderers v Hethersett Athletic or Riverlane Rangers.

Norfolk Sunday Intermediate Cup: Trimingham Pilgrims v Windmill Reserves, Hickling Barn or Mad Moose v Phoenix.

Sunday Junior Cup: SNS v Norman Wanderers Under-19s, MC Rovers v North Walsham Under-19s v Blofield United Youth (abandoned at the weekend due to player misbehaviour).


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Eastern Daily Press visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Eastern Daily Press staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Eastern Daily Press account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest from the EDP


Most Read Sport

Most Commented Sport



max temp: 7°C

min temp: 1°C


Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the EDP
digital edition


Newsletter Sign Up