Norwich City Ladies let a two-goal lead at home to Enfield Town in their FA Women’s Premier League South East Division One opener.

Champions-elect Saxlingham require just four points from their final fixture in Division One of the Norfolk Cricket League at home to Great Yarmouth, whose relegation was confirmed despite their comprehensive win over St Andrews.

The Summer League title race is now on a knife edge as defending champions Wymondham dropped vital points.

Whereas Wednesday night’s win against QPR felt like it could have been the start of the Daniel Farke revolution, Saturday’s performance at Villa Park was instead achingly similar to any number of away defeats suffered last season.

The first weekend of the Anglian Combination season saw seven fixtures played in the Premier Division.

I have made the successful road trip to Villa Park, as a young city supporter on several occasions now, having travelled many miles to watch Norwich City over recent seasons, so I was anticipating an interesting encounter between these two sides.

Wisbech Town are in the hat for the first qualifying round of the FA Cup after holding higher level Spalding United to a draw at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium.

Dereham Town are through to the FA Cup first qualifying round after a superb win over Corby Town.

Norwich United crashed out of the FA Cup in north east London as a goal in each half condemned the Planters to a preliminary round exit for the second successive year, this time at the hands of step five Clapton at the Old Spotted Dog ground.

King’s Lynn maintained their 100pc start to the new league season with a comfortable victory at the Avenue Stadium.

Lowestoft right-back Callum White praised the resilience of the Trawlerboys after they dug in to claim their first league win of the season.

This Norwich City season should really have come with a health warning for those of a delicate disposition, because I’m sure that we can expect more of the peaks and troughs of this week as the new players and Daniel Farke’s systems continue to gel.

I’m excited. We’ve only just scratched the surface on the new Norwich City Daniel Farke-philosophy and you can already see the sheer potential of this City side.

Norwich United travel to Essex Senior League side Clapton in the preliminary round of the FA Cup this afternoon on the back of two defeats.

Q It’s not been the start Steve Bruce wanted has it?

Special Olympics Norfolk (SON) athletes are celebrating a 35-medal haul after a highly successful week of competition in the National Games in Sheffield which attracted more than 2,600 competitors from all over Britain.

Another major athletics championships over and, despite some of the issues and controversies, settling down each evening to watch the latest instalment and day’s action really was something I looked forward to.

Il Primo Sole made a thoroughly impressive debut as he strolled to victory in the opening Bet toteplacepot At Novice Stakes at Great Yarmouth.

With just three games played in the Championship there are three clubs left with a 100pc record, one of which doesn’t surprise – and that’s Wolves.

Following the unsettled weather of late the conditions for Hickling Broad’s weekend Regatta were near perfect.

Buckland Beau’s long quest for a win on the turf can come to an end at Great Yarmouth on Thursday evening.

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