Upsets in league cups

Optic NEN League

IT was league cup day in the Optic NEN league and although the Smallburgh Division One quarter-final went roughly to form, lower down there were a few upsets.

Holders Corpusty booked their semi-final place with a 2-1win at Briston and will host Ludham who won 3-1 at North Walsham Old Boys.

The other semi-final will be between Coltishall, who entertained Aldborough and thanks to goals from Richard Neave and Joe Woodcock went through 2-0, and Gimingham, who were taken to extra-time and penalties at home by Runton. The game ended 2-2 and they went through 5-3 on penalties. These two clubs will face each other two weeks running in different semis.

The Rivett Motors Division Two League Cup provided some shocks as the top two in the table both went out, current leaders Worstead 3-2 at Mundesley.

Mundesley will host Lyng who won 4-2 at home, thanks to goals from Charlie Render (2), Darrin MacDonald and Levi Lee, over Haisboro Athletic.

Holt A recorded a 4-1 away win at Felmingham to set up a home tie against Aylsham A who, thanks to goals from James Oliver (2), Phil Read and Sam Phillips won 4-1 at Erpingham, with Scott Halliday netting for the hosts.

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In the Walcott Lighthouse Division Three League Cup, Mundesley Reserves produced an upset with a 1-0 win at Cawston and travel to Glaven Valley in the semis having won at home against Sutton Rangers 5-3.

Blakeney, with goals from Toby Blowers (2), Paul Massingham and Matthew Burrell, saw off Holt Colts 4-1 with Freddie Jackson scoring for the Colts. They now visit East Ruston Reserves who received a walkover due to Briston Reserves' withdrawal.

In the league, East Ruston won 7-3 at Hickling in the Slater & Frith Division One and Cromer Youth Old Boys won the Wayford Nurseries Division Two game against Corpusty Reserves, 4-0.