Roverside Rovers looking to complete treble in Sunday Senior Cup final at Carrow Road

Riverside Rovers on their way to winning the Norwich and District Sunday Football League Cup final a

Riverside Rovers on their way to winning the Norwich and District Sunday Football League Cup final against DE FC. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Riverside Rovers will be hoping to complete a famous Norfolk football treble tonight.

Champions Rovers face fellow Norwich and District Sunday League Premier Division side Schoolhouse in the Sunday Senior Cup final at Carrow Road,

It's first against second, with Rovers having progressed rapidly through the league, winning five titles on the trot.

But despite all of that success they had never managed to win a cup competition – until they bagged the League Cup against DE FC a fortnight ago, pulling off a 3-2 win after extra time.

Victory tonight would round off an incredible season in which they were unbeaten in the league.


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'I'd say that the reason for our success is down to the togetherness and unity we've shown as a squad, as we know each other really well,' said manager Matt Lemmon.

'Our quarter-final victory against Chilvers is a particular highlight for me.

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'We've played them twice this season, but this time it will be completely different due to the occasion.

'Schoolhouse are a strong, challenging side so I expect it to be a tight but exciting match.'

Schoolhouse are the current Sunday Senior Cup holders, having beaten El Sol 4-2 last year in a pulsating final, and have just completed their first ever season in the Premier Division.

They take into the final a record as the division's highest goal scorers with 94 goals in 20 matches and although they were top of the table for most of the season, a 3-1 loss to Riverside at the end of April all but ended their chances of lifting the title.

'As it was our first year in the Premier Division it could be seen as a success by finishing as runners-up.' said Schoolhouse manager Richard Brett.

'They have a lot of firepower going forward and are very dangerous from set plays as well.

'Also the fact they have conceded so few goals this season is remarkable. It would be an unbelievable achievement to win it. It's always harder to win something twice in a row, but it's something we all believe we can do.'

The final kicks off at 7.30pm, with entry £5 for adults, concessions £3 and Under 16s £1.

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