King’s Lynn Sunday League: Chilvers keep up West Norfolk domination of county cup competitions
Chilvers made it a county-cup double for the King's Lynn Sunday League by hammering Bell Inn at Norfolk FA's Football Development Centre.
After last season's Junior Cup final defeat to Schoolhouse, Chilvers had a chance at redemption in the higher-level Intermediate Cup, and did not waste their chance this time around.
Kevin Leggett rolled back the years with a brace in his man of the match performance. Danny Jezeph and James Tricks also bagged doubles during a resounding 6-1 triumph. Wisbech Town striker Joe Jackson was also in fine form, ending the match with five assists.
The Division One club join Division Two FANG, who recently lifted this term's Junior Cup, as keeping Norfolk bragging rights in the west of the county for another year.
FANG's excellent season continued on Sunday when they, having already confirmed promotion, only needed to draw with the Maltings to win the title – and went one better by winning 6-1.
Tom Cunliffe's hat-trick, a Sam Hewitt brace and a strike from Joseph Malby delivered a perfect response after the champions lost to the same side 5-1 the week before in the Division Two Knockout Cup final. Lewis Curson grabbed Maltings' consolation.
Elsewhere, in league action sponsored by West Norfolk Scaffolding, William Burt – having finished bottom for the last two years – confirmed their promotion to Division One despite a 3-1 home defeat to Fowler.
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The victors on the day needed to win by eight goals or more to steal Burt's place in the top-tier, and made a good go of it by racing into a 3-0 lead courtesy of goals from Nathan Watson, Ant Munson and a 50-yard looper from Neil Gotsell. Steve Fisher pulled one back for Burt late on.
Basement boys Terrington Reserves found the net through James Van Der Velde, Ben Whitby and John Stacey, but still lost 7-3 at home to Elm. Dave abbott's hat-trick, Luke Etherington's brace plus strikes from Ashton Hodgson and Toby Killingsworth sealed their side's rout.
At the weekend, both divisional champions, Terrington and FANG, face off in the League Cup final at River Lane (10.45am kick-off).
In other news, the Cherrington/TGWU finals' day is now confirmed for May 12 at Wisbech Town's Elgood's Fenland Stadium. The Cherrington Cup kicks-off at 10.30am and sees England's Hope play Chilvers. The TGWU begins at 1.15pm with Burt taking on FANG.