When Mundford sealed their victory over Attleborough Town on Saturday with a 2-0 win, they knew Carrow Road would be waiting for them.
Goals from captain Richard Williams and Roy Bland sealed their place in a Norfolk Junior Cup final for the first time since 1957, and manager Mick Rumsey is delighted at the prospect, and for everyone involved at the club.
“It’s nice to see the club get to such a big final, there is a lot of people I’m pleased for who have been at the club a long time and have now got this final to look forward to” said the Mundford manager.
It perhaps meant even more for the Norfolk side after the disappointment in the Cyril Ballyn Cup semi-final last week, where they crashed out on penalties to Bungay Town.
“After last week’s heartbreak of losing on penalties, we deserve this final,” said Rumsey. “I went to last year’s Junior Cup final with a few of the lads and we recall sitting there and saying, we want this next year.
“The players are ecstatic, absolutely over the moon.
“We’ve got such a great bunch of lads and it is a privilege to coach them.”
Rumsey himself has played for the club, so knows what the opportunity means for Mundford.
The final will take place on May 14 at Premier League side Norwich City’s home stadium, and with a few of the players being fans of the club, it will be a moment to remember.
But Rumsey is not ruling out opponents Catfield, nor is he ignoring the prospect of promotion from Anglian Combination Division Two, which is still a possibility for the Stags.
“I would not want to underestimate Catfield, they are a very good side, but I think we’ve got a good chance,” he said.
“It’s nice to have this final for the lads to look forward to at the end of the season, but it’s good that we can put it to one side.
“We have 17 games left of the season and we’ll be looking for promotion.”
Rumsey also insisted the club will not be making the historic trip for a nice day out, they will be going with the intention of bringing back silverware to Mundford.