Clubs continue their Carrow Road quest

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Mark Reeve will be aiming to take Diss Town one step closer to Carrow Road
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Mark Reeve will be aiming to take Diss Town one step closer to Carrow Road

Scole United and Diss Town could take a step closer to gracing Norwich City’s 
Carrow Road as they return to Norfolk Senior Cup action.

Almary Green Anglian Combination First Division outfit Scole will be hoping to cause a major upset as they face the daunting task of travelling to Wroxham, who sit four leagues above them in Ryman League Division One North, on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

And while manager Jimmy Last— pictured right — is relying on a miracle happening, he has not given up all hope of returning to the Canaries’ home ground where they suffered a 4-2 defeat to Catfield in last season’s Norfolk Junior Cup final.

“I think it will be a miracle if we progress to be honest,” conceded Last, whose side sit fifth in their league after a four match winning run.“We are little village team against one of the biggest sides in Norfolk.

“However, we will give all we’ve got because there is a massive incentive of playing at Carrow Road again for us.

“It is a huge occasion for everyone and having that experience of playing at Carrow Road last season will be key.

“Whatever happens, I couldn’t have asked for more from my players in their first year in senior football.”

Meanwhile, the Tangerines will also have to overcome higher league opposition in the form of Evo-Stik Premier Division outfit King’s Lynn Town when they make the trip to the Walks Stadium on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Manager Mark Reeve — pictured left — first faces a Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division tie at Mildenhall Town tomorrow (3pm), but will have to do without a host of cup-tied first-team players on Tuesday, while striker Matt Waters has left the club to join tomorrow’s opponents.

“Tuesday is a big game for us, we’d love to progress and the chance to Carrow Road is a big incentive for us,” said Reeve, who saw his side climb off the foot of the table with a 0-0 draw at Gorleston on Saturday. “We will have six or seven players cup tied, but I think we will have enough of a squad who are capable of getting a result.

“Once you are in the quarter-finals you are in with a good chance of winning it and it is something the players are looking forward to.”