Local football: Dereham cup victory marred by injury as Wroxham march on
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Dereham and Wroxham safely into draw for FA Cup first qualifying round
FA Cup preliminary round
A serious injury to Whitton goalkeeper George Bugg marred Dereham Town’s 3-2 win as the visiting goalkeeper suffered a double leg break.
An accidental collision resulted in the injury meaning the game was held up as players waited for an ambulance to arrive. Upon the restart Toby Hilliard put the Magpies in front in the 19th minute but the visitors pulled level just after the half-hour mark. However, Ryan Crisp instantly restored Dereham’s lead with a cool finish. Whitton restored parity before the break, but 10 minutes from time, Hilliard drilled home the winner.
Wroxham are through to the first qualifying round thanks to a 3-1 win over Gorleston. Jamie Forshaw opened the scoring with a long-range effort before James Cooper doubled the Yachtsmen’s lead early in the second half from the penalty spot. Harley Black made it 3-0 with a fine left-footed effort before Peter Lambert pulled one back for the Greens late on.
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Thetford’s participation in the FA Cup is over for another season as they went down to a 2-0 defeat at home to Potton whilst Diss Town lost 4-0 at Stamford.
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