Thetford Town on the wrong end of Norfolk Senior Cup shock
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Thetford Town’s dreams of a night out at Carrow Road were dashed when they suffered a shock defeat in the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup.
Town went into Saturday’s clash at Wymondham Town as strong favourites to progress against a side who play their football three steps lower in the league period.
But the Anglian Combination Division One leaders ran out worthy winners after extra-time thanks to goals from Danny Mace and Tommy Salmon to maintain their impressive run in the competition.
After a goalless first half at Kings Head Meadow the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division outfit got their noses in front on 75 minutes when Nathan Clarke headed home - but Wymondham equalised with five minutes left and scored what proved to be the winner in first half of extra-time.
Thetford return to league action on Saturday with a trip to Stowmarket and are back at Mundford Road next Tuesday evening to take on Godmanchester Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn League Cup (7.45pm).
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Meanwhile Bridgham United moved up to third in Division Two of the Central and South Norfolk League after beating Dereham Taverners Reserves 5-0
Bridgham United took a while to get into the but three efforts from Steve Wycherley and a near miss from Tom Wood in the opening 20 minutes saw them grow into ite. On 22 minutes Bridgham took the lead when the ball went into the net off a defender from a Michael Watts corner .
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The home side made it 2-0 on 32 minutes when Wood was awarded a penalty which he converted himself. Two minutes later it was 3-0 when Wood scored again after a cross from Watts.
Within 30 seconds of the second half starting substitute Nigel Croome scored from close range after a cross from Wood for 4-0.
Dereham had a good spell and saw one shot saved and another blocked superbly on the line by George Low but in the 76th minute Bridgham made it 5-0 when after a good move down the right Palmer saw his shot well saved but the ball fell to Watts who fired in from close in to complete a good team performance.
George Palmer was man-of-the-match.