Carrow Road finale for Sunday rivals Schoolhouse and El Sol


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Norfolk's County Cup season comes to an end tonight when Schoolhouse take on El Sol in the Sunday Senior Cup final at Carrow Road tomorrow (7.30pm).

Both Schoolhouse and El Sol will be hoping to get their name on the trophy for the first time this evening, with Schoolhouse making their Sunday Senior Cup final debut and El Sol appearing for the second time after missing out on silverware in 2009 when they lost to Marlborough FC.

Schoolhouse are looking to win the Sunday Premier League next season, which would see them win all five divisions of the Norwich and District Sunday League in five seasons.

Manager Richard Brett said: 'All we wanted was to test ourselves against the better sides in Norfolk, which we have done and as the rounds went by we really started to believe we could get there.

'Getting to a Sunday Senior Cup final is an achievement in itself, but once you get there it all changes, we have to win it now.'

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Brett emphasised his pride at the team's season and hopes they can go one step further tonight.

'They've worked so hard to get here and now they have one more step to go,' he said.

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'Hopefully they have no regrets when they walk off the Carrow Road turf at the final whistle. Hopefully the lads can pull off something special and cap off an excellent season.'

Jeff Rowland, El Sol manager of 10 years, knows plenty about Schoolhouse's quality.

'Despite Schoolhouse not being in a top division we are in no way taking that for granted,' he said. 'They are a young side who are very quick and play good football.

'They have many lads who play together on Saturdays so it is by no means going to be an easy game.

'We have achieved at least part of our target and that was getting to a Carrow Road final. If we are good enough to win it then I can say we have achieved what we set out to do.'

It will be Rowland's last game in charge of the Great Yarmouth side.

'I have enjoyed my years with El Sol and will be sad to leave,' he added. 'Over the years I have had many great teams, not least the team I took to Carrow Road in 2009.

'However, this group of lads are by far the best squad I have put together, I can't speak highly enough of them all.

'I'd also like to thank Mick Houghton for his support over the years along with his wife, Iris who have become people I care for a great deal.'

Admission tonight is on the gate – £5 adults and £1 concessions. For more information visit

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