Norwich United set to try again in FA Vase while six clubs gear up for Norfolk Senior Cup action

PUBLISHED: 09:21 24 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:21 24 November 2015

The Planters are our area's only remaining side in the FA Vase after Gorleston, green, and Kirkley & Pakefield exited the competition on Saturday. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

The Planters are our area's only remaining side in the FA Vase after Gorleston, green, and Kirkley & Pakefield exited the competition on Saturday. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

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Norwich United will make a second attempt at staging their FA Vase clash against Hullbridge Sports this evening.

The Planters, the only remaining Norfolk non-league side who can still dream of reaching a Wembley final this season, saw Saturday’s original effort fall foul of the wet weather. They’ll try again tonight as they look to set up a home clash against Stanway Rovers in the third round on Saturday, December 12.

Essex Senior League Premier Division Sports appear to be far from pleased about making a midweek trip to Norfolk – weather permitting – suggesting on Twitter it would have been fairer to play the game on Saturday.

Elsewhere, King’s Lynn Town Reserves and Wroxham will be hoping the rain stays away so they can finally play their home Norfolk Senior Cup fourth round matches. The Linnets are scheduled to welcome Downham Town while the Yachtsmen entertain Great Yarmouth Town.

The latter’s joint-boss Martyn Sinclair said: “Wroxham are two levels higher than us but we don’t want to go there and get embarrassed.

“If we leave players out that could happen – which is no good for anybody. We’ll put out the strongest side we can, try and put on a show, and not lose the game. It’s a bit of a free game really because if we win it’s a real bonus and if we come away with a defeat most people obviously expected us to lose.”

Diss Town are set to host Dereham Town in the same knockout competition while in the Suffolk Premier Cup quarter-finals Lowestoft Town travel to Haverhill Rovers.

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