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Cup joy for Magpies

PUBLISHED: 17:10 12 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:00 07 July 2010

Thetford Magpies U14 celebrate their cup win.

Thetford Magpies U14 celebrate their cup win.

Thetford Town Mapgies U14 retained the South Norfolk U14 KO Cup after beating hosts Swaffham 3-1.

Swaffham took the lead with a belting strike. Thetford then started to dominate periods of the game and it was no surprise when Sean Pratt fired home from close range.

Thetford Town Mapgies U14 retained the South Norfolk U14 KO Cup after beating hosts Swaffham 3-1.

Swaffham took the lead with a belting strike. Thetford then started to dominate periods of the game and it was no surprise when Sean Pratt fired home from close range.

Magpies then took hold of the game and with their defence looking solid as a foundation for attacks they soon made it 2-1 with Scott Smith coolly slotting home from Haylen Smith's through-ball.

Jake Punchard scored Thetford's third when he smartly hit home with the Swaffham keeper off his line to make it 3-1 at half time.

The second half was a more one-sided affair but no more goals were added to the game but Thetford dominated most of the possession as Swaffham fought for every ball.

Thetford were taken down to 10 men after Harry Humphreys was given a red card for an off-the-ball incident which didn't overshadow the fact he had an excellent game.


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