Search

Young Eagles suffer a county cup heartbreak after semi-final defeat

PUBLISHED: 16:10 22 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:10 22 February 2017

Diss Town have a new manager. Picture: Archant

Diss Town have a new manager. Picture: Archant

Archant

It was heartbreak for Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League team Eagles of Gorleston Rangers as they fell one game short in the under 14 County Cup semi-final, narrowly losing out 2-1 to Attleborough.

Both teams enjoying a fair amount of possession before Attleborough took the lead. Eagles started the second half strongly, creating half chances and pushing Attleborough back into their own half, and the equaliser soon came with Ben following up to score.

The match again settled down with both sides being cautious and extra time became a very strong possibility. However, Attleborough took full advantage of a bouncing ball and a left-foot rocket shot gave the keeper no chance as once again Attleborough took the lead. The final minutes were frantic as the Eagles went in search of an equaliser leaving gaps at the back. But Eagles could not find a second goal and the Norfolk and Suffolk League wishes Attleborough all the best for the final.

This part of the season is dominated with cup semi-finals and quarter-finals. Starting with the under 16 shield semi-finals, goals from Louis and Cole along with two each from Izaac and Casey secured the Royals of Kirkley and Pakefield a place in the final after their 6-0 home win over Mutford and Wrentham. Meeting them in the final will be the Panthers of Waveney after JJ’s hat-trick and a goal from Isaac was enough to secure a 4-2 semi-final win over Bohemians.

There was one under 14 shield quarter-final and what a cracker it was – 2-2 at normal time, 3-3 after extra time and eventually Long Stratton defeated FC Bradwell 5-4 on penalties, Duarte, Harry and Max were on target for FC Bradwell.

Harleston moved into the under 14 shield final after goals from Jack and Jacob with two each, to defeat AC Mill Lane, for whom Chester was on target, 4-1.

Hemsby booked their place in the under 15 shield final with a 6-2 home win over the Warriors of Kirkley and Pakefield with two goals from James and one each for Sonny, Alexander, Tighe and Ethan. The under 10 Trophy final will be between Gorleston Rangers Eagles and Kirkley and Pakefield Royals with the under 9 Trophy Final contested by Hawks of Gorleston Rangers and Pumas of Waveney.

Other Great Yarmouth sport

With England playing Panama this afternoon, footie fans across the county have been turning out in the sunshine for the game.

Fri, 09:43

Ray Urry has put pen to paper to commit to Great Yarmouth Town by signing a contract with the club.

Friday, June 15, 2018

There was a moving start to the Mike Groves 10k at Coltishall’s RAF base as race director Paul Taylor paid tribute to Sze-Ming Cheung who tragically lost his life in an accident whilst out cycling last week.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Norfolk’s George Catchpole has been forced to retire from professional rugby – at the age of just 24.

Most Read

Thu, 15:28

Traffic is at a standstill in Great Yarmouth due to a bridge fault.

Read more
Tue, 16:10

Five bikers who were wrongly convicted of speeding at 140mph on the A47 have had the cases against them dropped after a CPS review.

Read more
UN Court
Wed, 12:03

More than 5,000 tickets have been issued ahead of filming of a concert scene on Gorleston beach for Danny Boyle’s latest film.

Read more
James Paget Hospital
Mon, 17:17

The leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council has said the town’s first air show “went very well”.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Thu, 22:03

A raid on a Great Yarmouth home led to the seizure of drugs and cash, along with three arrests.

Read more
Norfolk police

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 13°C

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy