Trimingham Pilgrims win first Sunday Senior Cup tie comfortably

Pilgrims' strikers Liam Amos and Luke Everson on the attack. Picture: SJ O'Connor

Pilgrims' strikers Liam Amos and Luke Everson on the attack. Picture: SJ O'Connor - Credit: Archant

Trimingham Pilgrims, in their first Norwich Sunday Senior Cup match, played host to Memphis Belton.

The visitors took an early lead but Pilgrims equalised when Luke Everson headed home a pinpoint corner kick by George Crane.

Belton regained the lead but Tom Graver and Jack Crane combined to set up Everson who picked his spot low into the bottom left corner.

Pilgrims led 3-2 at half-time after Liam Amos teed up Jack Crane and he fired home from 20 yards.

The home side took control in the second half. Ollie Bell played the ball down the left to Liam Amos and his crossfield pass reached Tom Graver who beat a defender and knocked the ball back into the path of Amos for 4-2.

Tyrone Bowles, who had a magnificent game in defence, then robbed a Belton attacker, made ground and sent a through ball into the path of Everson who bamboozled the keeper before tapping home for his hat-trick to complete a 5-2 win.

It was the Nicholson's of Stalham Benevolent Cup day in the North East Norfolk League and holders Runton went through with a 5-2 win over Hickling.

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The only tie that required extra-time and spot-kicks was at East Ruston where Gimingham Reserves were the visitors and the home side had to come from behind before securing a 5-4 win on penalties.

Aylsham A were 6-2 home winners over North Walsham A. Haisboro Athletic also advanced to the next round by virtue of a 3-1 win over Southrepps and Holt Reserves returned home from Erpingham 7-2 victors.

Meanwhile Holt's first team had an excellent day in Division Two of the Anglian Combination, winning 4-1 at Caister Reserves to register their fourth league win of the season and move up to fourth in the table.

Goals from Adam Dagless (2), Jack Castlo and Aaeron Moss sealed the points for the Owls, who have an attractive looking home derby game against Fakenham Town Reserves (2pm) coming up on Saturday.

The two sides meet again at the same venue the following weekend in the Norfolk Junior Cup.

Stalham Town, beaten 4-0 at home by Blofield in the Premier Division on Saturday, are at home again this weekend against Mulbarton. Elliott Gibbs (two), Robbie Fryers and Dan Stobbart scored for Blofield at Rivers Park.