King’s Lynn Sunday League: No Hope for Saracens as goals rain in during weather-hit weekend
With brutal weather taking full hold Saturday night and Sunday morning, all games in King's Lynn were postponed.
The only matches taking place in competitions were both out of town, at Elm and Marshland Smeeth. Down at the latter, last year's Cherrington Cup finalists England's Hope became the first team through to the semi-finals after a comprehensive 11-2 demolition of March Saracens.
Dayne Moore scored twice for March but four goals from Ben Jimson, a hat-trick from Michael Chow, a brace from Dean Jimson and strikes from Jake Fenn and Joe Whyborn comfortably saw Hope through to the last four. They will play either Terrington or White Bell at home in the semis.
Over in nearby Elm, William Burt - finalists in 2012 and winners in 2011 - ensured a third straight TGWU Cup semi-final appearance with a routine 3-0 victory over Elm.
In stodgy conditions, during the quarter-final tie in the competition for Division Two teams, Burt enjoyed near total domination and if not for wasteful finishing could have finished with double figures.
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Burt's goals came from Steve Fisher - who netted a brace - and in-form Andy Summers who slotted home for the 11th time in just five games since signing. Burt will face either Fowler or Maides Head in the semis.
This weekend, weather permitting, five of the cups' six remaining last-eight matches will be played.
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Lynn Napier host Pott Row Old Boys, Wisbech CP8 welcome Chilvers while Terrington host White Bell in the Division One-based Cherrington Cup.
Norfolk Junior Cup last-eight pair FANG and Maltings are both at home in the TGWU Cup quarter-finals. The latter host Terrington Reserves while the former welcome Adrian Flux. The final last-eight match between Maides and Fowler will be played on December 9.
On that, day, a host of Lynn teams who play in the West Norfolk Scaffolding-backed leagues, including Hope, Terrington, Pott Row, Napier, Chilvers and Fowler, feature in the latter stages of their county cup competitions.