Cromer progress in Norfolk Senior Cup
Sprowston Athletic 1, Cromer Town 4This Norfolk Senior Cup third round replay was much more comfortable for the north Norfolk side who responded brilliantly after the award of a penalty and booked their place in the fourth round where they will travel to Blofield.
Sprowston Athletic 1, Cromer Town 4
This Norfolk Senior Cup third round replay was much more comfortable for the north Norfolk side who responded brilliantly after the award of a penalty and booked their place in the fourth round where they will travel to Blofield.
Saturday also sees a trip to Blofield as Cromer return to league action.
At Athletic, manager Chris Wigger was forced to make several changes due to injuries and other commitments and the Crabs only had two subs, writes Richard Cox.
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The Crabs took a deserved lead on 15 minutes. A first corner was cleared but the following one saw the ball go to Terrington at the front post who flicked the ball on and Nicky Mace headed home from close range.
Tom Davies went close after Terrington had flicked the ball through. Just after the half-hour mark the home side were given a lifeline when the linesman flagged for a penalty. Ben Welham sent Richard Kellett the wrong way.
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This equaliser sparked Cromer into scoring three goals in the next five minutes.
They regained the lead when Liam Davies cleared down the centre and Tom Davies beat keeper Still to the ball and Davies headed into the open goal.
It was 3-1 when Tom Davies got his second of the game when he headed into the net from six yards after a superb cross from Matthew Eves.
From the kick-off Cromer regained possession and added a fourth before the break. Tom Davies crossed to the near post where Darren Terrington forced a mistake in the Sprowston defence and the Cromer No 9 finished well.
The second half saw much less action and any threat that came was from the visitors. Steven Barnes put the ball in the box and it fell to Terrington whose effort was straight at Still.
Tom Davies had an opportunity to get his hat-trick when Sharman played him through but his first time shot rolled wide. Before the end Honeyman and Mace both had efforts kept out by Still.