Norfolk Mens O50s - Reach National Semi Finals
Published: 26 Mar 2017
Norfolk Mens O50's travelled to Peterborough to compete in the Preliminary Round of the East Tournament competing against Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. Norfolk faced Cambridgeshire in the opening match and with both defences on top chances were few and far between, the match ending in a 0-0 draw. Cambridgeshire then face Lincolnshire, the latter coming out on top with a 1-0 victory. Norfolk knew that in the last match that a draw would see them qualify for the Semi-Finals next Sunday at the Olympic Park. The first half saw Norfolk keep Lincolnshire at bay without creating any clear cut chances of their own. Midway through the second half skipper Ali Wardale intercepted a Lincolnshire pass out of defence and burst forward before releasing a pass to Jon Kidner who had found space behinds the Lincs defence. Kidner advanced into the Lincs circle slotting the ball past the keeper which gave them a 1-0 victory to top the group and qualify for the semi finals.
Squad: Lee Dowers, Collin Picton, Charlie Lankfer ( all Pelicans); Steve Marsh (Dereham); John Skittrall (Norfolk Nomad); Eric Davy, Jerry Herod (all Magpies); Ali Wardale, Geoff Spencer, John Ingham, Jon Kidner (all Norwich City); Rich Powley (Broadland)