Key weekend for the Bloaters and the Greens

Yarmouth Town play their first semi-final for nine seasons when they entertain Ipswich Wanderers in the Thurlow Nunn Division One KO Cup tomorrow (3).

Club secretary Len Beresford said: “Considering the turmoil the club went through last season this game is a big one for us. For us to have the season we are having at the moment speaks volumes about the attitude of our players who not only compete but hold their own against teams which are vastly more experienced. When you consider that the average age of our squad is just 21 and that we have 18 year olds that have made around 50 or more appearances for us over the last couple of seasons, things look bright for the future.” The Bloaters are away to Team Bury on Easter Monday (3).

Gorleston’s Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title hopes face a key test when they travel to Wisbech tomorrow. The Fenmen beat the weather and won 3-1 against Hadleigh to leapfrog Gorleston into second place. This was their 12th game since they last tasted a league defeat, the last six of which have been wins. When the two sides met at Emerald Park in September Wisbech won 3-2.On Monday Gorleston host Kirkley & Pakefield at Emerald Park (3). Kirkley lost 3-0 to the Greens on Boxing Day. Gorleston’s game at Felixstowe on Saturday was postponed with the players already on their way. The match has been rearranged for Tuesday, April 9.