NORFOLK DUO INTO NEXT ROUND OF FA CUP

The Norfolk Coastal duo of Gorleston and Great Yarmouth Town both hit late winners on Saturday to secure their slots in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Andy Ager scored the only goal of the game after 82 minutes as the Bloaters overcame Basildon United, while Jack Garrod left it until injury time for his second in Gorleston’s 3-2 success at Southend Manor.

Four further Thurlow Nunn League sides earned Preliminary Round replays. Saffron Walden Town had an impressive 0-0 draw at Bostik League Barking while Haverhill Rovers (v. Heybridge Swifts) and Stowmarket Town (v. Romford) both drew 1-1 at home to opposition from the same league. Haverhill Borough will have home advantage in their replay after Sam Hawley scored the equaliser in their 1-1 draw at Essex Senior League Ilford. Stowmarket’s replay is on Wednesday, the others are on Tuesday.