Back issues complacency warning ahead of Reffley Royals’ Norfolk Junior Cup semi-final

Joint-manager Robbie Back has urged his Reffley Royals side to not be complacent ahead of today's Norfolk Junior Cup semi-final.

Last season's runners-up Royals exacted revenge on holders UEA in the last round and will return to Carrow Road again by beating Anglian Combination Division Two Scole United at River Lane (2pm).

However, Back has warned his North West Norfolk League Division One title-holders that they do not have one foot in the final already.

The 40-year-old said: 'To be honest Marc Curson (joint-manager) and I have just been trying to drill into the lads that just because we beat UEA it doesn't mean that our job is done.

'We've still got to get to the final. When we lost last year everyone was fairly down. We've just been reminding the lads every round how we felt then and that we don't want to feel like that again, especially now we're on the brink of getting back to Carrow Road.


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'The guys were a bit lackadaisical in the week and Marc really gave them an amazing speech. He was like Winston Churchchill. We've watched Scole, they're a decent side, and they've earned their right to be in the semis. It won't be easy.'

Royals - who will face either Harleston or Catfield in May's final - will be holding a bucket collection for the family of the three-year-old who died on Wednesday night after being hit by a car in King's Lynn's King Street.

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Elsewhere, Discovery Royals travel to Haven Bridge United while West Winch Reserves entertain Sedgeford in the Norfolk Primary Cup semi-finals (both 2pm).

Norfolk Sunday Intermediate Cup holders Bentick/Discovery are at Thetford Independents in their semi-final while Chilvers, away at Temples Property, and Fowler, at home to Schoolhouse, aim to reach the Norfolk Sunday Junior Cup final (all 10.30am).

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