Carrow Road regulars are ready for a Dog House party

The Dog House managed by Andy Eastaugh, back top left. Squad members are: Josh Barzey, Andy Jackson,

The Dog House managed by Andy Eastaugh, back top left. Squad members are: Josh Barzey, Andy Jackson, David Shade, Laurence Yorke, Karl Fox, Ryan Lythgoe, Lewis Page, Robert Eastaugh, Scott Woodgate, Michael Timm, Paul Timm, Baz Gogahnlou, John Curtis, Craig Terrington. - Credit: Archant

Carrow Road regulars Dog House will be determined to avoid any hangover as they head for a showpiece final at the Canary ground just days after what promises to be the mother of all reunions.

The club, which will mark 25 years as a Sunday team under its various identities, is calling all players and associates past and present to a milestone knees-up at the city centre pub on Saturday, May 11.

Once heads have cleared it will be down to the serious business of trying to win the Norfolk Sunday Senior Cup on Wednesday, May 15 (7.30) by beating Yarmouth outfit Windmill at a venue which has become their home from home.

It will be the sixth final appearance in eight years for the club which has won the prestigious trophy twice as Delaneys (beating Camden Tavern 2006 and Norman Wanderers 2008) and once as Dog House (beating Marlborough in 2010).

The club began life as Yeoman in 1988, having emerged from Heartsease Towers Reserves and after a spell in the North East Norfolk League joined the Norwich Sunday League in 1991, rising quickly through the ranks to the top flight.

When the Yeoman closed the team became Gibraltar Gardens before another name change to Delaneys, then owned by player and long-time club backer Andy Viner. When he took over the Dog House in 2008 the club assumed its current identity.

Managed by Wroxham player Andy Eastaugh, the club plays home matches at Cringleford's Oakfields ground. The days after the reunion could turn out to be momentous ones for Eastaugh, who masterminded the Sunday Senior Cup final win over Marlborough, to add to two successes as a player. He will be hoping to land the Norfolk Senior Cup with Wroxham who take on Norwich City Under 21s in the final on Thursday, May 16 (7.30).

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Long-serving treasurer Rod Dicks praised club chairman David Aldous, who has been involved from the outset, saying: 'He has been the driving force. He is in his 70s but his enthusiasm is undimmed. His commitment and dedication rubs off on everybody else. The strength of the club has been the people within it. David has been the figurehead but there has always been a good committee to spread the workload.

'There have been so many people involved over the years and many of them are still in and around the city. We would love to see as many people as possible at the main event at the pub from 6.30 onwards or throughout the day.'