Chilvers will represent the Lynn & District League in this year’s Sunday Senior Cup Semi-Final and will get a shot at reaching the final at Carrow Road, writes Rob Bunting.
NORFOLK SUNDAY SENIOR CUP QUARTER-FINAL
Not since 2004-05 has the area had a Senior finalist at Carrow Road, when Fenman Freehouse was the toast of the West.
Now, Chilvers are aiming for a historic treble of playing in all three Sunday county finals, following on from losing the Junior Cup 1-2 to Schoolhouse in 2011/12 and winning the Intermediate 6-1 against Bell Inn the following season.
Chilvers, defending champions, and Hope, unbeaten league leaders, met in a tight affair in very windy weather.
Chilvers took the lead inside the first 30 seconds, when a Hope defender was adjudged to have handled a goal-bound shot. Kevin Leggett stepped up from the back and confidently sent the keeper the wrong way.
Chilvers dominated the first half.
James Tricks hit the bar and smashed over when well placed twice. Danny Bowley also had a couple of one on ones but none could find their way past Hope’s best player, goalkeeper Dean Jimson.
With the wind now behind Hope, they pressed forward but couldn’t trouble Chilvers.
Chilvers will face either Riverside Rovers, El Sol or old foes Schoolhouse in the semi-final. Riverside are the team to avoid in Friday’s draw.
In the Sunday Junior Cup, our last hope, Heacham Reserves, suffered a 6-0 reverse at cup favourites Mischief.
Horsepigs hosted Clenchwarton, at Clenchwarton, and made off with a 3-2 win. Dan Chapman and Kyle Williamson scored for Victory, while Paul Richardson 2 and Jon Sykes ensured ‘Pigs got the win.
The undoubted result of the day came at Castle Rising, as Sutton St James, runaway leaders, dropped their first points of the season in a 8-1 defeat to CR Eastern.
Goals: star turn Curtis Morais 5, Ashley Prosper, Paul Moore and Travis Toll; Lee Jackson scoring for SSJ.
Flitcham Bell (Danny Child and an OG) overcame March Saracens 2-1, which sends them top, a point clear of SSJ.
Joe Buckley scored for Saracens.
Wisbech Social chalked up their second win of the season, dispatching Tydd St Mary 3-1, Richard Hunt a brace and Jamie Cobbin; Dan Ewing scoring for Tydd.
Another change of divisional leadership saw River Lane reach the summit after beating Horsepigs Reserves 4-1 away (Kai Neeve, Joe Joyce, Jack Moy and Matt Tuttle; Bradley Florido for the ‘Pigs).
Dersingham, the long-time leaders, slipped to second after falling 7-2 to West Lynn, to leave three teams level on 15 points in joint second. Goals, West Lynn: Rob Gowler 2, Gary Halliday 2, Harry Sands and 2 OGs; Dersingham: Harry Nash and Anton Ely.