Champions Yelverton land the Shoe Trades Cup

BUSINESS HOUSES: Thursday saw the final of the season's showpiece, the Shoe Trades cup final. The trophy, first played in 1926, was contested between current holders and league champions Yelverton, and Division Two's Norwich Medics and watched by over 150 people at Wroxham's Trafford Park.

Thursday saw the final of the season's showpiece, the Shoe Trades cup final. The trophy, first played in 1926, was contested between current holders and league champions Yelverton, and Division Two's Norwich Medics and watched by over 150 people at Wroxham's Trafford Park.

Yelverton outplayed Medics for the first 30 minutes, pinning the students into their own half and took the lead with a Chris Reynolds header from one of their many corners. They scored again after Lee Green was put through leaving him one on one with the keeper. This was the wake-up call that Medics needed as they moved up a gear and pushed Yelverton hard. Just before the break, Joe Coward scored for the Medics. After the restart, Norwich Medics threw everything they had at Yelverton and should have drawn level when their striker was felled in the penalty area yet no penalty was awarded. Medics continued to push and hit the woodwork twice before being denied again when David Morter was fouled on the edge of the area yet a Yelverton steered the loose ball home, however the referee had already blown for the foul. Yelverton managed to cling on to retain the trophy 2-1. M.O.M was given to Norwich Medics's Sam Dargue.

In the divisional cup finals the Division One cup went to Drayton who beat Yelverton 5-3 on penalties, Division Two saw Costessey Sports beat Sprowston Beehive 3-1 (MoM: Lee Moseley), and the Division Three cup to Reepham A who beat Yelverton Reserves 5-1.


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