Norwich City fan Chris Henderson enjoys playing in cup finals at Portman Road
NORWICH City fan Chris Henderson reinforced his liking for playing in cup finals at Portman Road with two goals in Lowestoft Town’s Suffolk Premier Cup success.
Henderson was an FA County Youth Cup winner at Ipswich Town’s ground with Suffolk in 2008, and was in the Bury Town team that defeated Needham Market 2-0 in the final of this competition last year before joining the Trawlerboys in the summer.
After netting twice in two second-half minutes to seal Lowestoft’s 4-2 success, Henderson said: “It was nice to score and silence the Bury supporters as I was getting some stick off them. I thought we were the better team for most of the game and deserved to win.
“I have now played in three finals here and had three wins. Although I am a Norwich fan I enjoy coming here!”
Joint Lowestoft Town manager Ady Gallagher said: “I thought we were fantastic tonight. We had a sloppy start before we got into our stride, but once we did so we gradually got stronger and stronger.
“We were disappointed with the goals we conceded, but when you take what we have been through over the course of the season into consideration the boys were magnificent.
“Our season ended on Monday, so we see this as the start of next season. We told the boys not to reflect on the disappointment on losing in the play-offs - you have to move on in football. They worked so hard tonight and we deserved our victory against good opposition.”
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Bury Town boss Richard Wilkins ruefully reflected: “We didn’t play to our potential tonight, but it is frustrating because yet again a massive decision has not gone on our way.
“When John Sands was through on goal he was blatantly fouled and it should have been a straight red card, but the referee has bottled it. He gave us a couple of penalties to make up for it.
“Credit to Lowestoft as they were better than us on the night, but it may have been different had they gone down to ten men. The referee will have a sleepless night after that!”