FOOTBALL: North West Norfolk League minnows proved giant-killing shocks in the third round of the Norfolk County FA Junior Cup on Saturday.
Terrington led the way in the scoring stakes, slamming eight goals without reply past Anglian Combination Division Three strugglers Costessey Sports.
Four goals in both halves helped the village side overturn a Norwich side from three levels higher in emphatic fashion.
Matty Prudence scored four, Kodie Turvey two and Karl Brown one with an opponent completing the tally.
Highly-fancied Gorleston Reserves, from the same level as Costessey, were also stunned by King’s Lynn opposition with AFC Lynn triumphing 5-1.
The seaside team were among the competition favourites but were found wanting by an
in-form home side with Danny Jezeph 2, Andrew Wood, Jonny Marlow and Ben Oliver topping a superb performance. Man of the match was Jamie Burgess.
The highest ranked team left in the competition are Gayton United but the Anglian Combination Division Two side had to hit back from behind and needed a last-gasp goal in extra-time to clinch a 2-1 verdict against Great Yarmouth Town Reserves.
Oliver Parker pulled them level before Chez Rust hit the winner in the last minute of extra-time for the 2016 semi-finalists.
Liam Cox was the day’s top scorer as the Downham Town Reserves marksman proved deadly in his team’s 6-0 romp against North East Norfolk League East Ruston. He scored five time with Zak Merrishaw also on the scoresheet.
Castle Acre Swifts were the last West Norfolk team to lift the cup and remain on track to repeat their 2015 triumph at Carrow Road after a 5-2 win at Prostar Windows.
The Great Yarmouth League side battled well but were no match for the Swifts, who scored through Danny Manning 2, Josh Carlton 2 and Ben Carlton.
The only local team to fall by the wayside were Heacham, who were narrowly beaten at last season’s finalists Runton United.
The highly-fancied North East Norfolk League side pulled off a giant-killing with victory over the Anglian Combination Division Four high-flyers, going through on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Heacham went into the match on the back of 10 straight wins to start their season but were up against a formidable home side with a straight nine to their name and who had won 79 of their previous 80 league matches, stretching back four years.
Nathan Davies and Matthew Gilchrist scored for Heacham, who gained some consolation this week with news they had been named October’s Anglian Combination Junior Team of Month winners.
The fourth round draw is due to take place on BBC Radio Norfolk from 6.30pm today.