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Norfolk Senior Cup: Swaffham Town 2 Hempnall 1

PUBLISHED: 06:30 22 October 2014

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham during their 1-0 Norfolk Senior Cup win against Hempnall last weekend. Picture: Eddie Deane

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham during their 1-0 Norfolk Senior Cup win against Hempnall last weekend. Picture: Eddie Deane

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Swaffham finally discovered their form in a cup competition as they beat Hempnall 2-1 in a physical Norfolk Senior Cup clash.

Mark Allibone on the ball for Swaffham against Hempnall. Picture: Eddie DeaneMark Allibone on the ball for Swaffham against Hempnall. Picture: Eddie Deane

It took two Jack Redhead penalties to see off Hempnall, who finished the game with nine men after the dismissals of Roy and Zac Bevis.

The visitors took the lead in the 21st minute, following intense pressure by Swaffham, who should have taken the early initiative. It took until the 74th minute for the balance to be restored – Mark Allibone was brought down in the box and Redhead was clinical from the spot.

The winner came on the stroke of full-time after a hand ball led to a second penalty. Before it could be taken, Roy Bevis was sent off after an incident involving Allibone, and seconds later Zac Bevis followed, after another incident, involving Swaffham’s George Hutton.

Redhead converted the penalty to win the game.

The Reserves were unlucky away to Fakenham Town Reserves, Billy Russell getting a consolation goal in their 3-1 defeat. On Saturday they return to the County Junior Cup, Long Stratton Reserves the visitors, kick-off 3pm.

The Under 18s were successful in their Youth League Cup against North Walsham Youth, Josh Thurston, Ahmed Rhaouti and Dylan Edge finding the net for the Pedlars. The Veterans are out of the County Veterans Cup, losing 3-0 to Norwich Dog House. On Sunday they are at Harts.

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