King’s Lynn Sunday League round-up: Maltings brew up a FANG-tastic shock on cup finals’ day
Maltings caused a huge upset by beating county cup champions FANG during the King's Lynn Sunday League's knockout cup finals' day at Fakenham Town.
In glorious sunshine, with the sweet musical harmony bellowing from Russell's International Circus outside Clipbush Park, the stage was set for two eventful matches.
And in the day's second showcase game, Maltings provided huge drama by blowing away the Norfolk Junior Cup winners and four-time finalists – who had gone into the tie as overwhelming favourites.
A determined Maltings were simply more eager to win it and got their rewards. Alex Vincent equalised for FANG with an exquisite lob, in what was the only high point for his side.
James Ringwood had opened the scoring for the victors, before Robert Powley regained the lead for Maltings – one they would never relinquish. Dean Fish's brace and a thunderbolt from Steve Parkes secured the Division Two KO crown – the club's first-ever trophy.
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In the morning's match, Division One champions Terrington faced this weekend's Norfolk Intermediate Cup finalists Chilvers in their respective knockout finale.
Terrington started very quickly and were soon one-up inside three minutes when Dean Twaite-Smith raced through to lob the stranded keeper. Neil Goodbourn bagged his 33rd goal of the season, following great work from Matty Prudence, to double his side's advantage.
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But almost immediately, Ashley Keegan bundled home a corner to reduce the arrears. The second half started with Chilvers taking control, and they deservedly equalised when Tom Doughty fired home from the edge of the box.
Both sides had chances to win it, with Chilvers' Ty Wilson smashing the crossbar, but no further goals came, and into extra-time the match went. The Lynn side hit the woodwork again before Terrington scrambled home a winner through Daniel Chapman, who slotted in a rebound from close range, to secure his team's second trophy of the campaign.
A league spokesman thanked Fakenham Town for their hospitality, Kitman UK for sponsoring both finals' match balls and the more than 100 people who came through the gates on the day.
Elsewhere, in league action – sponsored by West Norfolk Scaffolding – England's Hope beat White Bell 8-3, a result which sees the latter escape relegation and the former stay in the hunt for a second-placed finish.
Matt Willis, Simon Rose and an own goal saw Bell avoid relegation, while Ben Jimson netted a hat-trick for the potential runners-up. Also scoring for Hope were Dean Jimson, Charlie Twyman, Luke Jackson, Joe Whyborn and Jake Fenn.