Rovers go out in the quarter-finals

Thetford Rovers lost 2-1 to Attleborough in the quarter-finals of the Cyril Ballyn Cup at Euston.

After a late call off manager Rob Sims found himself in goal while Dagraca, Anderson, Bond and Lake all came in from the team that played the previous week.

Rovers settled well, playing some good football in the opening 30 minutes, when Davies, Haylett and Shepherd (on two occasions) failed to test the keeper Attleborough keeper from good chance.

By contrast, Attleborough scored with only their second real attempt of the game when a free-kick was deflected past a helpless Sims.

The second half saw both sides give a determined performance, with good passages of play from both.

On 70 minutes Liam Conroy’s run saw him drive a 20 yard shot low into the corner for a deserved equaliser.

But Attleborough produced a very good goal of their own on 75 minutes when a cross was headed home superbly.

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Though Rovers pressed in the closing stages a goal failed to materialise and a late Dagraca second booking meant they finished the game with 10 men and a narrow defeat.

There were, however, good performances all round with the Ted Zipfel man of the match award going to Marc Anderson.

There is no first team game this weekend so all attention turns to the reserves, who entertain Bridgham at Euston, (2pm).