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PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:21 05 July 2010

K&P's Joe Jefford tackles a Norwich United forward during their FA Vase clash. Picture: Andy Darnell

K&P's Joe Jefford tackles a Norwich United forward during their FA Vase clash. Picture: Andy Darnell

Kirkley & Pakefield 4, Wroxham 0

K&P turned on the style and panache with a thrilling second half performance to avenge an FA Cup defeat earlier in the season, on Wednesday night.

Kirkley & Pakefield 4, Wroxham 0

K&P turned on the style and panache with a thrilling second half performance to avenge an FA Cup defeat earlier in the season, on Wednesday night.

Two goals from former Wroxham skipper Justin Fox - on his return to the K&P side after suspension - gave the home side the impetus to triumph.

The first real chance came Wroxham's way on 20 minutes with a fierce free kick from Colin Wines that Woodcock flew across his goal to palm away for a corner, followed soon after by Key hitting the side netting.

K&P won their fist corner on 25 minutes after some good foraging, which Fox took and floated over to deceive keeper Jackson as the ball went in the far top corner of the net to give K&P the lead.

Goalscorer Fox then wasted a free kick, before K&P defender Cole made two instantaneous tackles to deny Cook and Key.

Henderson had a chance to make it 2-0 on the half time whistle but screwed his shot wide.

But K&P soon scored their second set-piece goal when on 55 minutes a bad back pass to the keeper saw him bring down Nathan Stone for a penalty as he went for the ball on the six-yard box

Up stepped Fox for his second goal of the night.

With 18 minutes of the half gone, a superb three man move that was started by substitute Matt Taunton and continued by Jamie Stokeld, led to an instant cross, which picked out Stone to duly hammer home a side foot shot into the back of the net.

With Taunton the catalyst in many K&P moves, it was one-way traffic as he teed up Chris Henderson to hit the post on 75 minutes. But five minutess later Ian Dawson flashed in a whiz, bang shot that beat the Wroxham keeper all ends up from just outside the box to end a satisfactory night for K&P.

K&P 1, Norwich United 0

K&P had two late injury call-offs in the shape of keeper Woodcock and full back Blois.

Lee Gilman just failed to get a touch after some Henderson trickery down the wing and Norwich United swept straight down to the other end where Ben Welham chipped a cross-cum-shot onto the crossbar.

Ryan DeCoteau scrambled the ball away from Muddel in the 27th minute as the Norwich United winger homed in on the Kirkley goal.

This was followed by a Jamie Stokeld special which flew a couple of inches wide following neat interplay with Lee Gilman.

K&P's Jefford ran half the length of the pitch to set up Chris Henderson with an astute through ball, but he screwed his shot 10 yards wide.

The tie restarted at an electric pace, but the game was crying out for a goal, and Gilman flashed a glancing header just wide.

Norwich got men behind the ball well as Stone switched wings looking for more of the ball.

A brilliant goal-line stop by DeCoteau midway through the half thwarted a goalbound shot by Norwich United's Craig Vincent.

With extra time looking likely there was a sting in the tail of the tie when, two minutes from time, a searching run by Stone took him into the box.

He squared the ball for former Barnet player James Cole to side-foot into the net, for his first goal since his summer signing from Wivenhoe.

Stuart Baker

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