BIG GUNS READY TO DO BATTLE

After a week of cup drama in the Champions League, the big game of the week takes place at The FDC on Friday (ko 7.30) as two of the big guns in the Norwich Sunday League go head to head in the 54th Norwich Sunday League Cup Final.

Acle Rangers, the current holders face old rivals Riverside Rovers a side that have just wrapped up a record fifth successive Premier Division title, in what promises to be a cracking encounter.

Acle will be hoping for a repeat performance from centre back Daniel Foreman who netted four times in last seasons final, whilst the Riverside duo of Jamie and Tyler Riley could well be the first father and son to play together in the final.

Acle Rangers started off their defence of the trophy back in December with a 4-1 victory over Division 2 side DCS Rapid, whilst Riverside Rovers were 6-2 winners at side Trimingham Pilgrims.

The second round also saw Acle progress with a 4-1 win, this time over Norman Wanderers but Riverside had to come through a much stiffer task as they came from behind to beat Schoolhouse 2-1.

The Quarter Final stage saw Acle flex their muscles at Division 1 runners up Mischief FC, beating them 6-1 to progress and again Riverside were made to work for their through passage as they beat Norfolk Junior Cup holders Silver Fox 3-2.

Riverside’s progress to the final certainly wasn’t without its challenges as the faced Woolpack FC in the semi final but again they proved victorious winning 2-0. That was the same score in Acle’s semi final as they visited Poringland Wanderers. In a closely fought game Acle left it late scoring twice in the last ten minutes to reach the final.