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East Ruston sneak through after penalty shoot-out

PUBLISHED: 19:35 23 February 2017

Trimingham Pilgrims on their way to an impressive 8-2 win over Aslacton and Moulton. Picture: Toni Page

Trimingham Pilgrims on their way to an impressive 8-2 win over Aslacton and Moulton. Picture: Toni Page

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It was first round day matches in the Frank Eagling Motor Cycling Division One League Cup in the Walcott Lighthouse Inn NEN League.

The closest encounter took place at Aylsham A for whom Luke Farrant and Josh Moy scored in a 2-2 draw against East Ruston (Johnny Sandell and Ollie Woodhouse, with Ruston winning the penalty shootout 4-3.

In the quarter–final East Ruston will be at home to Cromer Youth Old Boys who travelled to Felmingham and thanks to goals from Lee Howard (2), Liam Fearn and Elliot Morris won 4-1.

Gimingham, away at Erpingham, were involved in a nine goal thriller, taking the tie by the odd goal and their reward will be a home tie against Southreppswon 3-1 at Hickling following goals from Gary Goodwin (2) and Ben Dagless, with Chris Brown netting for the hosts. Haisboro Athletic will entertain reigning cup holders Runton and Holt Reserves, by virtue of withdrawals, get a free passage into the semi-finals.

Runton won the only Sanders Coaches Division One game of the day at home to Holt with Lewis Smith netting five in their double figure rout. In the Knights Trophies Division Two, Bacton beat North Walsham ‘A’ 3-1

In the Norwich Sunday League third-placed Trimingham Pilgrims visited second placed Aslacton & Moulton and won 8-2.

A stray back pass let in a home striker to give his side the lead but the Pilgrims hit back when, from a George Crane corner, the ball ran loose to brother Jack who lashed it home. Tom Graver then broke up a home attack, the ball flowed via Jack and George Crane and Adam Buckenham to Chewy Smith who ran into the box and passed to Antoni Fawkes to hooked home.

A similar move early in the second period saw Fawkes score again and then his pass sent Liam Amos through for a fourth. A Liam Davies free-kick reached Smith and his cross was converted by Fawkes for his hat-trick. Jack Crane’s free-kick was headed in by Smith before a remarkable seventh. Following another Crane free-kick the home keeper collected -and drop kicked clear but Jack, on the halfway line, chipped it back into the net. Adam Buckenham found Smith to score and there was just time for a consolation home goal.


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