Dereham Taverners make history as they march into cup final
PUBLISHED: 17:11 07 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 07 March 2017
Dereham Taverners booked their place in their third consecutive county cup final, securing their place in the history books, when they beat Belton in the weekend’s semi-final.
Pritchard volleyed Taverners in front and then calmly lobbed the keeper to make it 2-0 after four minutes. On 14 minutes Pritchard completed his hat-trick, Belton replying before half time.
The second half saw Belton net a penalty and they levelled before a Tavern player was sent off.
Extra time saw Tavern’s Josh Hewson put his side into a 4-3 lead before captain Vann was shown a straight red for a rash challenge.
That spurred on the reigning champions and the impressive Pearson broke free and then squared to Brien who calmly made it 5-3 to book Taverners’ place in the final on April 7 at FDC Norwich and ensure their place in the history books as the only team to reach three consecutive finals.