League Cup semi-final day in Norwich Premier Security North East Norfolk League
It was League Cup semi-final day in the Norwich Premier Security North East Norfolk League.
In the Smallburgh Crown Division One League Cup East Ruston booked their final place following a 4-0 home win over visitors Runton thanks to a brace from Olli Wilkins and one apiece from Ash Wilton and Gareth Moore. They must wait to see who they will meet in the final as an unfit ground at North Walsham curtailed the other semi between the Town's A side and Coltishall.
The Rivett Motors Division Two final will be between Mundesley, who saw off Cawston at home, hitting five goals without reply, and Cromer Youth Old Boys, who caused the upset of the day when they won at Holt A thanks to a brace from Oliver Gahegani and one apiece from Michael Warnes and Wade Stanforth.
In the Slater & Frith Division One Gimingham kept up the pressure at the top of the table with a brace each from Charlie Skipper, Ryan Beeson and Wayne Cutting as they ran out 6-0 winners at home to Corpusty. Haisboro Athletic were odd goal winners of five over Aldborough Lions and Ludham were also odd goal winners at Lyng, this time of three.
In the Walcott Lighthouse Division 3 League Cup group competition there were wins for Worstead Res, 2-0 over Plumstead Rangers, and Mundesley Res, who beat Felmingham 6-1.
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n Holt Reserves won the last quarter-final in the Cromer Lifeboat Cup competition at Cabbell Park on Monday evening, beating Cromer YCOB 6-5 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.
This turned out to be the pick of the quarter-finals. Both teams fielded weakened teams because of injuries but still produced a pulsating game of football.
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On 21 minutes Cromer took the lead and two minutes later they made it 2-0. fter 27 minutes Holt replied and went into the break 2-1 down. Immediately after half-time Holt equalised and then went on to take a 3-2 lead, only for Cromer to equalise and take the contest to a penalty shoot-out.
The game was watched by another large crowd who were impressed by referee David Lewis who is new to the competition.
The first semi-final will take place next Monday at Cabbell Park between Sheringham Reserves and Gimingham (6.45pm). Cromer Reserves take on Holt Reserves the following Monday (April 30).