Folkard fires Stratton to shock victory

Long Stratton pulled off a surprise victory over Sprowston Athletic in the third round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.Anglian Combination Division One side Long Stratton beat their Premier Division opposition 3-2, with goals from Paul Folkard (2) and Shaun Flint, while Jason Armes netted twice for Sprowston.

Long Stratton pulled off a surprise victory over Sprowston Athletic in the third round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Anglian Combination Division One side Long Stratton beat their Premier Division opposition 3-2, with goals from Paul Folkard (2) and Shaun Flint, while Jason Armes netted twice for Sprowston.

Mattishall beat Premier Division rivals Halvergate 2-0, with goals from John Allison and Stephen Jones.

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Gary Belton and Scott Gray both scored twice as Hindringham beat Gayton United 6-2. Hindringham's other goals came from Darren West and Jason Chilvers, while Neil Goodbourn and Martyn Allen were on target for Gayton.

Adam Seal's goal could not stave off a 2-1 defeat for Dersingham at home to Sheringham.

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