Downham Blues and Dersingham Rovers reach cup finals

A proposal has been put forward for a shake-up to step 7 football in Sussex
A proposal has been put forward for a shake-up to step 7 football in Sussex

Mid Norfolk Youth League Sub Cup u12

Downham Town Blues 3 Reffley Youth 1

(after extra time)

Downham Town Blues gave their performance of the season to win this cup match against a team lying second in the division above them.

Downham got off to a great start when Ben Terry’s early free kick found the top corner, only for Reffley to equalise soon afterwards.

After that, both teams played out a fantastic game of football which saw chances at both ends, but no further goals were scored in normal time. There were still no goals in the first period of extra time, and a penalty shoot-out began to look increasingly likely.

But Sam McDonnell had other ideas, as he found himself one-on-one with the Reffley goalkeeper and coolly finished into the corner of the net.

Reffley then searched for the equaliser, but Terry broke clear to add a further goal and secure the victory for Downham.

This match will live long in the memory for Downham Town Blues, and every single one of the players should feel immensely proud of their effort and performance.

Mid Norfolk Youth League Under 15 Cup

Litcham 1

Dersingham Rovers 6

The away side booked their place in this year’s Cup Final with a well deserved win against a Litcham side who battled right to the end.

Rovers created most of the chances in the first half and it was no surprise that they found themselves 3-0 up with well taken goals from Ben Welch and Jack McGee, however with almost the last kick of the first half the home side caught Rovers napping to reduce the lead.

The second half was much more of a physical game with Litcham having the chance to score a second but unfortunately missed a penalty.

This seemed to spur the Rovers on who went on to score three more goals.

Goals for the Rovers came from Welch (4) and McGee (2).

Overall a good game and thanks go to the referee who controlled the game very well.

Also Rovers thank all the parents who supported the boy together with Keith Stenton who made the journey.

The management team Chris Carter and Nathan Pack would like to thank CNA for their continued support and sponsorship.

Chris Howling from CNA Brothers Distribution is pictured presenting new training jackets to Swaffham Town Reserves before their Almary Green Anglian Combination game with Buxton. Back, from left, Nathan Pack (assistant manager), Ben Champion, Dan Farr, Robson Pack, Kurtis Callaby, Jamie Titmarsh, Jack Prentice, Joe Porter, Charlie Dye, Chris Carter (manager).

Front: Danny Nichols, Harry Porter, Alan Burch, Aaron Watson (goalkeeper with sponsor), Chris Howling (sponsor), Korben Willis, Sam Carter.