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GORLESTON go into the hat for tonight's Radio Norfolk (6.30pm) draw for the Norfolk Senior Cup semi-finals knowing they will face a fellow Ridgeons League side, but from the higher section.

GORLESTON go into the hat for tonight's Radio Norfolk (6.30pm) draw for the Norfolk Senior Cup semi-finals knowing they will face a fellow Ridgeons League side, but from the higher section.

Other quarter-finals winners were cup holders Wroxham, Dereham Town and King's Lynn Reserves, and clearly a home draw will be welcome.

Tomorrow, Gorleston are in league action against Cornard United at Emerald Park, kick-off 3pm.

Holt United 0, Gorleston 5

Gorleston travelled well to their Norfolk Senior Cup hosts of the Anglian Combination Premier Division last Saturday.

Pete Lambert surprisingly took his place in the team after his injury in the derby match on Boxing Day. He played up front alongside Lee Hunter, having performed in midfield for much of this season. He put Gorleston ahead early in the match, finishing well in a packed goalmouth, writes Mick Heard.

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Gorleston had included Ben Manning at left back with Luke Goreham moving to left midfield - a position in which he is always likely to score, and this proved to be the case in the second half.

Adam Thurtle, one of Gorleston's most consistent players last season, came into central midfield alongside the industrious Steve Taylor after several injuries this season.

Gorleston went further ahead later in the first half when Pete Lambert was fouled in the box. Ricci Butler put the penalty away and the Holt player was harshly dismissed .

Gorleston got three further goals after the break through Luke Goreham and Steve Taylor, with a well-placed shot which dipped over the keeper. Gary Ingram came off the bench and fired home a typically fine free-kick, his seventh goal of the season.

Leon Harewood came off in the second half suffering with a leg injury.

Holt have excellent facilities including floodlights and their hospitality was much appreciated by the Gorleston party.

Gorleston: Tom Marsden, Kyle Howell, Eddie Thompson, Ben Manning, Ricci Butler, Steve Taylor, A Thurtle, Luke Goreham, Peter Lambert, Lee Hunter. Subs: Gary Ingram, Harry Maddison, John Bell, Ross Goodwin.

The respectful Boxing Day match silence for long-time supporter Eddie James was much appreciated.