College of West Anglia go for glory at Lynnsport on Wednesday, 2pm, when they welcome Preston’s Myerscough College in the semi-final of the English Schools FA Boys u18 Colleges Trophy.
To reach the last four, CWA have beaten Dereham 5-1, Hills Road Cambridge 2-1, Sir George Monoux Waltham Forest 2-1, Essex’s SEEVIC 5-2 and Lincoln 5-0.
Myerscough’s route has seen them overcome St Mary’s Blackburn 4-0, Lancaster & Morecambe 1-0, Winstanley 4-2 and Gateshead 4-2.
Harrow’s Stanmore College are in the other semi-final with Hartpury College, from Gloucestershire, and Eastleigh & Winchester’s Sparsholt due to meet in the outstanding quarter-final tie.
The last time the King’s Lynn College tasted national cup success was in 1987 when they lost 3-1 to Merseysiders Blue Coat College in the final.
Head coach Dan Buhlemann is relishing the tie and said: “The ESFA Cup gives us the opportunity to play teams we don’t regularly meet. In the last two seasons we have been knocked out by teams that either went on to win it or make the final.
“This year we are one game away from getting there ourselves, with the possibility of playing at a Football League ground.”
Dersingham Rovers got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Reepham, their first Anglian Combination Premier Division win since November.
But it was a close-run thing, with a 90th-minute penalty save by goalkeeper Matty Hails the difference.
Reepham went ahead after 15 minutes but Rovers soon equalised when a rebound fell kindly for Tom Anderson to head home.
MKM Man of the match Kieron Doherty put Rovers ahead before Hails made sure they hung on.
Downham Town lost 3-0 at Division Three title-chasers Blofield United Reserves, while Feltwell crashed 8-1 at Long Stratton Reserves in Division Four.
No such problems for Redgate Rangers, though. Danny Jezeph struck twice and Dean Twaite-Smith was also on target in a 3-0 win at Sprowston Athletic Reserves.
Dersingham Reserves missed the chance to go top of Division Five when they lost 3-1 at title rivals Earsham. Joe Collison was their marksman.
That defeat allowed neighbours Gayton United to take advantage with substitute Simon Clarke scoring twice in a 3-1 win against Attleborough Town Reserves. Isaac Bloodworth got the other goal.