Local teams host Senior Cup action

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Both Downham Town and Swaffham Town FC are fighting for a place in the next round of the Norfolk Senior Cup tomorrow (3pm).

The Pedlars welcome Hempnall to Shoemakers Lane tomorrow and go into the match off the back of a 3-1 defeat at Great Yarmouth Town on Tuesday night in the Thurlow Nunn First Division Knockout Cup.

A goal from Dylan Edge after 48 minutes put Swaffham ahead, however the hosts levelled just 10 minutes later before further goals meant Swaffham missed out on a quarter-final spot.

Mark Reeve’s Downham were also knocked out of this cup last week 4-0 away to Halstead at Roesmary Lane.

Downham host Holt United in the Senior Cup and Reeve is hoping that his side can put in a good performance and give themselves a chance of drawing one of the region’s higher-level sides.

He told the Lynn News: “We are going into the game off the back of good league form but bad cup form and it’s an important game for us as we want to put last weekend’s defeat behind us as soon as possible and progress to the next round.

“While both the Thurlow Nunn Cup competitions were not on our agenda we know from our experiences that if we are not at the races there is always a chance you can be hurt and I am calling on the team to put a really good shift in.

“As a club our main focus has always been our league position and trying to get as high up the table and we are going to continue to do that, but we need to give the Norfolk Senior Cup the respect it deserves and we will be looking to get as far as we can.

“Realistically, it is not a competition that we are going to win but we want to try to give ourselves the chance to draw one of the area’s bigger sides and to try and test ourselves against higher level opposition is something that you always want to do, if given the chance.”

Dersingham travel to North Walham in the same competitiion.

For full reaction on how our sides fare in the Senior Cup be sure to pick up Tuesday’s Lynn News.