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Dereham Taverners make history as they march into cup final

PUBLISHED: 17:11 07 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 07 March 2017

Dereham Taverners, the holders, are through to the final of the Norfolk Primary Cup once again.

Dereham Taverners, the holders, are through to the final of the Norfolk Primary Cup once again.

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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.

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