All three of the region’s Thurlow Nunn League sides are out of the Norfolk Senior Cup for 2015, after Downham’s exit last weekend was followed by Fakenham and Swaffham bowing out of the competition on Tuesday night, writes Ed Colman.
The Pedlars were well beaten 5-0 by Ryman North side Wroxham at Shoemakers Lane on Tuesday night with goals from Nathan Stone and Jack Garrod giving the Yachtsmen an early two goal cushion.
Early in the second half Garrod made it 3-0 before two late goals from Stone and Jordan Attree secured the visitors’ place in tonight’s (Friday) quarter-final draw on BBC Radio Norfolk at 6.30pm.
Paul Hunt’s side are back in First Division action tomorrow when they host Saffron Walden in a top of the table clash as they look to move on from their Senior Cup exit.
Fakenham put in a good account of themselves away at Premier Division leaders Norwich United and despite a spirited and determined performance were left feeling hard done-by as they fell to a 1-0 defeat thanks to Paul Cook’s second half strike.
The Ghosts are back on the road this weekend when they travel to reigning Premier Division champions Hadleigh United and the boss Wayne Anderson feels his side have come a long way since the sides met on the opening day of the season.
He told the Lynn News: “I’m really pleased with where we are sitting in the table and I think that we have come on a lot since we last played Hadleigh and were unlucky to not get anything from the game when we played them before.
“I am confident we will go there and put in another positive performance.”
Bob Warby’s Downham Town are also in action this weekend. His side play host to King’s Lynn Town Reserves in an eagerly-anticipated derby with the hosts hoping for a good crowd to turn out and support their local sides.
n Almary Green Anglian Combination Premier Division outfit Dersingham Rovers lost to Scole United 4-0 on Saturday in the Norfolk Senior Cup.