Four West Norfolk teams went into Saturday’s Norfolk County FA cup semi-finals but only one emerged triumphant.
Marham Wanderers are the last of the district’s teams left standing after an all-West Norfolk clash in the Primary Cup. The Central & South Norfolk League side made their intentions known early on with a triple blast to leave River Lane Rangers on the back foot and went on to triumph 7-2.
James Howe 2, Richard Banks, Euan Pritchard, Kane Firth, Jermaine Rudd and James Owen struck for the hosts with Dan Bailey and Chris Yaxley responding for the North West Norfolk League side.
Marham will meet Dereham Taverners in the final at Norwich’s FDC on April 15 after they ended Docking’s hopes 5-1. Ricky Ramshaw scored for the home team.
In the Junior Cup, Anglian Combination Division Four title-chasers Gayton United fell 3-1 at home to an East Harling side from two divisions higher. Oliver Parker struck for Gayton after they had gone 2-0 down in the 70th minute.
Dersingham Rovers’ seventh consecutive Anglian Combination Premier Division defeat leaves them looking nervously over their shoulders at the drop zone.
Scott English scored in a 4-1 loss at Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves, putting them down to ninth place, six points clear of the relegation places but from three games more.
In Division Three, Danny Jezeph proved his liking for Loddon United Reserves, slamming home five goals in Redgate Rangers’ 7-1 victory. Scott Berry grabbed the other two. Jezeph also scored four in the 6-1 win at the same opponents.
Downham Town Reserves lost 3-1 at home to Freethorpe, despite a goal from Mark Sainty, while, in Division Four, Dersingham Rovers Reserves came out on top of a seven-goal thriller against Feltwell United.
Andrew Wood hit a treble and Jamie Burgess also found the net with Feltwell replying through Jake Bogle, Shaun Massingham and Nathan Wright.
Michael Wood struck twice and Curtis Senter once as Gayton returned to league action on Tuesday at Sheringham Reserves but it was not enough to prevent a 5-3 defeat.