Norfolk Senior Cup sees two nap hands

Ridgeons League sides Wroxham and Diss snuffed out Anglian Combination opposition in round four of the Norfolk Senior Cup, both scoring five goals. But the weather still had a say as Combination champions Blofield had to postpone their home quarter-final tie against Ridgeons title pace-setters Dereham.

Other quarter-finals still to be decided are Diss v Thetford and Wroxham v King's Lynn.

At Trafford Park, Wroxham, second in the Ridgeons Premier, beat Combination pace-setters Cromer 5-1.

The Yachtsmen' Ross Durrant provided a good ball to Damian Hilton who beat two players before setting up Ben Thompson, who shot just wide.

Gavin Pauling was stretchered off after a challenge to be replaced by Jamie Atkins.


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A cross from Cromer's David Harwood fell to ex-Wroxham player Darren Terrington but his shot flashed wide. On 20 minutes a Wroxham free-kick on the edge of the area from Shaun Howes was blocked by the Cromer wall.

From the next Wroxham attack a good move on the right between Gary Gilmore and the lively Thompson ended with the ball headed out for Ross Durrant to lob back from 20 yards over Aaron Osborn to give Wroxham the lead on 28 minutes.

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On 38 minutes Wroxham thought they had a second goal but Claudio Langlois' effort was offside.

Both sides started the second half quickly and Cromer came back into the game within three minutes when Paul Bradshaw's half-volley flew past Scott Howie to bring the score level.

Danny Boswell, who had replaced Thompson at half-time, was involved as Wroxham regained the lead on 52 minutes when Gary Gilmore's left-foot shot found the corner of the net.

On 60 minutes Matt Daniels was fouled and with another quality free-kick by Shaun Howes the ball beat every except Langlois, who stabbed in from four yards with a cool volley.

Terrington caused problems for the home defence, and his first-time shot from close range was well saved.

Ross Durranto had a fine shot crash off the bar.

Wroxham were finding more space and a good clearance from Challen found Shaun Howes. A neat one-two with Langlois resulted in a great through ball for Damian Hilton for a one-on-one with the keeper and he coolly slotted in a fourth on 84 minutes.

Langlois earned a penalty from which Hilton made it five for a quarter-final home tie with King's Lynn Town tomorrow night (Tuesday).

Norwich St Johns, mid-table in the Combination Premier, went down 5-0 at home to a Diss side now fourth in the Ridgeons First Division. That sets up the Tangerines for a home quarter-final against Thetford from the same division.

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