Shannocks into Senior Cup semis

Sheringham joined Wroxham in the semi-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup with an emphatic 4-1 win at Dersingham in the only quarter-final to beat the weather on Saturday.

Sheringham joined Wroxham in the semi-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup with an emphatic 4-1 win at Dersingham in the only quarter-final to beat the weather on Saturday.

Wroxham had already booked their place with a 3-0 defeat of Great Yarmouth on Friday night which was convincing enough to make the Yachtsmen favourites to go on and take the trophy.

But Saturday's other two quarter-finals were postponed to this weekend.

The outstanding ties are a re-run of last season's Carrow Road final between holders Dereham and Norwich United and an all Ridgeons Division One match between leaders Swaffham and Fakenham.


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One Anglian Combination semi-finalist was guaranteed, and Sheringham emphatically made sure it would be them as two goals each by Kristian Gleave and Darren Nichols easily outgunned the one from Dersingham's Simon Deadman.

The Shannocks' day was only spoiled by the news that their lead at the top of the Premier Division had been reduced to just two points by Brandon, who have two games in hand.

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Brandon beat strugglers Norwich Union 4-2 with two goals each from Shaun Wegg and John Waites.

The meeting between two of the other challengers, Beccles and Cromer, was among the many postponements with the only other surviving Premier Division game being Matishall's 2-1 at Attleborough.

All but two of the Division One games survived with leaders Hindringham beating Long Stratton 3-0 (David Coslett, Mark Betts, Scott Gray). That opened a seven-point gap as second-placed Holt's match at Scole was one of the casualties.

Third-placed Gayton United were the top scorers of the day, a hat-trick from Ashley Smith helping them to a 6-2 win over Dereham Res.

Another hat-trick man was Michael Reynolds, who led Aylsham Wanderers to a 5-2 win at Loddon United.

Hempnall beat Mundford 5-0, Wells were 3-2 winners over Watton and Stalham lifted themselves off the foot of the table - at the expense of Sprowston Wanderers - with a 2-2 draw at Wymondham.

Only two Ridgeons League games survived the weather, Needham Market drawing level on points with Mildenhall at the top after a 3-2 win at King's Lunn while Wisbech beat CRC 3-2.

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