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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.

Neal Simmons has a near-perfect advertisement for non-league football.

Wroxham will be looking to build on their opening win of the new season when they entertain Stanway Rovers.

The staggered Anglian Combination League start continues today with an early meeting between two promoted sides.

Budding football players will have a fresh new look on the pitch thanks to a generous donation from a national company.

A fortuitous late goal by man-of-the-match Jake Anema earned Dereham a 1-0 win at newly promoted Mildenhall.

Gorleston suffered their first defeat of the season as Stowmarket came away from Emerald Park with the points in Tuesday night’s Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division clash.

Norwich United slumped to a second consecutive defeat, going down 4-1 at Soham Town Rangers.

Norwich United fell to a two-goal opening day defeat at the hands of last season’s play-off semi-finalists Haringey Borough.

Neal Simmons new look Dereham Town side made a great start to the season with an opening day victory at Aldiss Park against Cheshunt.

Gorleston continued their 100 per cent start to their campaign with an impressive 5-1 win over Saffron Walden at Emerald Park in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Norwich United open their second season at step four with a home game against last season’s play-off contenders Haringey Borough.

Ricci Butler feels his Gorleston side are in a better position to challenge for the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title than last season.

The Football Development Centre in Bowthorpe takes on a fresh feel this evening when Norwich CBS play their first competitive fixture at their new home.

Great Yarmouth Town must avoid “second-season syndrome” as they kick off their Thurlow Nunn campaign amid one of the strongest Premier Division line-ups in years.

Norwich United will say goodbye to Steve Shipley this evening in the defender’s testimonial against Cambridge City at Plantation Park (kick-off 7.45pm).

Coastal rivals Great Yarmouth Town and Gorleston flew the Norfolk flag as this season’s FA Cup adventure got under way.

It’s is perhaps fitting that Great Yarmouth Town’s opening match of the new season should be in the FA Cup.

Dreams of FA Cup glory begin today when several of our local clubs begin on the long road to Wembley in the extra-preliminary round.

Thetford Town got their Thulow Nunn League Premier Division campaign off to a flying start after defeating Stanway Rovers 3-1 on the opening day.

The new local football season steps up a gear this weekend with a combination of league fixtures, more friendlies, and a testimonial game.

Ahead of a new punishment for dissent being trialled in the Anglian Combination this season, clubs in our region are eagerly awaiting full details of how new sin bins will be put in to practice.

Former Norwich City and Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington has had to step away from his club ambassador role at Fakenham Town.

Lowestoft Town went down to a 4-1 defeat against Kirkley & Pakefield at the Amber Dew Events Stadium in their latest pre-season friendly.

Jason Cook has been tasked with dragging Diss Town out of a summer predicament.

Hot shot striker Matt Blake has signed a new three-year deal with Leiston.

Norwich United will start their Bostik League Division One North season at home to Haringey Borough.

Norwich United are on the lookout for a new assistant manager after John Edridge left the club due to personal circumstances.

Norwich City are back in England and ready to show some of their hand a little closer to home following their pre-season camp in Ireland, with a friendly at Lowestoft Town this afternoon (3pm).

Long-serving Norwich United defender Steve Shipley has been granted a testimonial match as he steps into retirement after 12 seasons and more than 500 appearances as a Planters player.

New Wroxham chairman Lee Robson believes the Yachtsmen should be a Ryman League Premier side within five years.

Adam Hipperson has turned down approaches from higher level clubs to commit to Norwich United for the 2017-18 season.

Dereham Town have signed former Lowestoft Town striker Jamie Forshaw.

Fakenham striker Ashley Jarvis is the latest addition as Dereham Town’s squad for next season continues to take shape.

Norfolk’s Harvey Newstead is the winner of this year’s Young Volunteer of the Year regional award as part of the FA Community Awards.

Norfolk Futsal referee Tim Sadler has been selected to a team of four officials to officiate at the Women’s FA National play-off finals in Birmingham next weekend.

Wroxham have appointed Lee Robson as their new chairman.

The Anglian Combination Football League has received a financial boost after wrapping up a sponsorship deal with local company Hadley & Ottaway.

Norwich United midfielder Jamie Speller has signed a new two-year contract with the Planters following an impressive season.

The coaching structure at Norwich United will have a new look next season, after former Wroxham assistant Kaine Challen was handed a senior position by the Planters.

Dereham Town have announced their new management team, following the exit of long-serving boss Matt Henman.

Norwich United have announced that their newly-formed U21 side will be playing in the First Division of the Thurlow Nunn League.

The non-league football season maybe at a close, but how about tackling our non-league quiz?

The opportunity of a return to Fakenham Town was too good to resist for Robbie Harris.

Preparations for next season have continued for Norwich United, with a third new signing of the week.

Diss Town have named Paul Bugg as their new first team manager to replace Ross Potter.

The University of East Anglia rounded off a memorable season in style at Carrow Road last night.

Norwich United have kicked off their summer transfer business early with the signing of Stalham Town striker Lawrence Cheese on a two-year contract.

Fakenham Town have brought Robbie Harris back to Clipbush Park for a second stint as manager.

After not having a match for a month manager Ian Culverhouse was thrilled to see his players regroup to make the most of their big night at Carrow Road.

The Norfolk Senior Cup will return to the trophy cabinet at The Walks for the first time in eight years – as Norwich City legend Ian Culverhouse fittingly won his first trophy as a manager at Carrow Road.

Wroxham have confirmed Ross Potter and Tom Parke as their new joint first team managers.

King’s Lynn Town and Fakenham Town do battle in Norfolk’s non-league football showpiece final on Monday night – and you can watch it LIVE, right here.

Ian Culverhouse enjoyed his best playing days in football at Carrow Road – now he hopes it will see him to a first honour as a manager.

Even by underdog standards, Fakenham Town have had it tough on their way to this season’s Norfolk Senior Cup final – which should ensure no one takes them lightly on Monday night.

An intriguing summer awaits Spixworth as they prepare to jump up step six of the non-league pyramid for the first time in the club’s history.

Cromer Town officials have called a public meeting for next week as the bid to save the club gathers pace.

Jack Simmons made two goals and scored the other as Needham Market lifted the Suffolk Premier Cup with a 3-2 victory over Ryman Premier rivals, Lowestoft Town, on Tuesday night.

The season may have come to a painful finish for Harleston but the Anglian Combination Premier Division runners-up have ambitious plans for the future.

Shaking off injury problems to seal the Anglian Combination title left Spixworth’s joint manager Andrew Collison overjoyed.

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