Runton United Lift Cup in Cromer Lifeboat Cup Final Drama.

The long-running competition could smash the second highest figure in its 100-year history.

The Cromer lifeboat cup final delivered a game to remember in thrilling display of local football. The final at Cabbell Park on Bank Holiday Monday night was evenly balanced in the first half with chances from both sides spectacularly saved by on form goalkeepers.

The holders picked up the pace in the second half and Cromer Youth Old Boys defended well. A series of flying tackles intensified and referee, Darren Baker, held it together with split timing decisions.

man-of-the-match Ben Sharman, fired home with a timely pass. Jack Crane and Paul Winterbone found the back of the net to increase the lead, it could have been more if it wasn’t for the goal posts.

there were flurries of brilliance from both sides, however, Runton United’s experience paid off with ball possession.

Funds raised for Cromer RNLI are likely to top £2,000 – the best since the £2,600 in the cup’s 2005 centenary year.

Runton are aiming to beat last season’s trio of trophies, having won the North East Norfolk first division title, Benevolent Cup and now the Lifeboat Cup. They need to beat Happisburgh in the Division One cup final on May 16 at 7.45 to go one better.

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