Dog House claim Sunday Senior Cup

MARLBOROUGH 0, DOG HOUSE 3: Three goals in the second half at Carrow Road yesterday took the Norfolk Sunday Senior Cup to Dog House for the third time as Norwich Sunday League rivals played before a crowd of 495.

After a fairly quiet opening 20 minutes, Dog House had the first real chance when John Curtis had a volley saved at the expense of a corner.

Scott Woodgate had a powerful shot claimed by the Marlborough keeper at the second attempt.

Neal Simmons for Dog House had a free-kick parried over the bar, then James Pipe hit the Malborough bar, the ball being cleared.

After 36 minutes Marlborough threatened with a Danny McKail header going just wide.

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At the other end, Pipe had a header cleared off the line. Dog House had another chance when Paul Timms slotted through Curtis, but his effort not only beat the keeper, but a post as well.

The first half ended goalless.

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The deadlock was broken after 55 minutes when Woodcock drilled a cross into the box for Dog House and it was deflected into the net by a Marlborough player.

Four minutes later it was 2-0 when Curtis latched onto a pass and slotted his shot past the keeper.

Dog House keeper Andrew Jackson saved from Martyn Magee as Marlborough tried to get back into the final, but in the 61st minute Dog House ended their flurry of scoring with a clinching third goal.

Ryan Lythgoe cut the ball back for Michael Timms to score from 15 yards.

Towards the end of the game, Simmons went close with a free-kick which Marlborough keeper Stuart Palmer parried for a corner.

Man of the match was Dog House captain Paul Timms.

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