Planters and Magpies go through to the last four
Wroxham 1, Norwich United 2: Norwich United struck deep into injury time at Trafford Park last night to reach the semi-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup.
Wroxham 1, Norwich United 2
Norwich United struck deep into injury time at Trafford Park last night to reach the semi-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup.
With extra-time looming, the Planters launched a late attack, with Jake McCabe, Andrew Claydon and Lee Hunter all involved in a move that ended with Wroxham's Gavin Lemmon turning the ball into his own net.
The Yachtsmen had only been on level terms for three minutes, with substitute James Bulman scrambling home a 90th minute leveller.
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After a first half of few clear-cut chances, which saw the Ridgeons League Premier Division rivals largely cancel each other out, the Planters had taken the lead on 71 minutes when Claydon set up Paul Atkins, whose shot beat keeper Scott Howie at the far post.
Standing between United and a trip to Carrow Road later in the season are Anglian Combination pair Spixworth and Cromer, who play their re-arranged quarter-final on Saturday.
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t Dereham 3, Gorleston 1
Dereham set up an attractive local derby with Anglian Combination neighbours Mattishall after seeing off the challenge of Gorleston in their quarter-final.
Graham Barrett and Danny Beaumont combined to open the scoring on 24 minutes and it wasn't long before the Magpies had stretched their advantage, Nick Howell rounding off a good team move that had been started by keeper John Higgs.
The Greens made a game of it after that and got themselves back in the tie on 71 minutes when Mitch Forbes pulled one back.
Dereham suffered a further set-back nine minutes later when Beaumont was sent off for a second bookable offence.
But the nerves of the home fans were settled two minutes from time as former Norwich City Academy striker Kenny Reeves restored Dereham's two goal advantage.
Mattishall, who won 1-0 at Loddon at the weekend to reach the last four, will now travel to Aldiss Park on Saturday, February 13.