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Declan McAvoy's time as a Linnet didn't last long. Picture: LEN BERESFORD

Declan McAvoy has performed a U-turn and returned to Great Yarmouth Town despite signing for King’s Lynn Town earlier this summer.

Norwich United manager Steve Eastaugh with new signing Shaun Wones.

Promoted Norwich United’s first taste of Step Four football will come outside of Norfolk.

Ben Killip, who spent some time on loan last season with Lowestoft Town, kept a clean sheet for Norwich in the Norfolk Invitation Cup final. Picture: PHIL COOK/FOCUS IMAGES

A young Norwich side comfortably got their hands on some summer silverware following an entertaining game in Bowthorpe, writes Rene Kendal.

Todd Cantwell, right, will be looking to get on the ball for Norwich if he features this evening. Picture: JASON DAWSON/JASONPIX

Fans will get their first chance to watch Norwich City locally this summer when they take on Dereham Town.

Action from Dereham Town's pre-season clash with King's Lynn Town FC at Aldiss Park. Lee Stevenson scored Lynn's third. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town got their pre-season off to a winning start with a 4-1 victory at Dereham Town.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (left) and Michael Carrick (right) lift the FA Cup trophy after the Emirates FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium last season. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

The draw for the early qualifying rounds of the FA Cup has been made today, as well as the early rounds of the FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup.

Joe Gatting in action for Swardeston in the East Anglian Premier League earlier this season.

Dereham Town have won the chase for the signature of former Brighton and Hove Albion striker Joe Gatting.

Adam Smith has committed to Dereham Town for next season, pictured in action during last season's Senior Cup final victory over Norwich United at Carrow Road PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Pre-season preparations have stepped up for Dereham Town with news that two key players have committed themselves to the club for the new campaign.

John Edridge, left, and Steve Eastaugh of Norwich United. Picture: Denise Bradley

The new era is already into full swing at Norwich United, with manager Steve Eastaugh bringing in four players shortly after taking over the reins at Plantation Park.

Steve Eastaugh has taken over as manager at Norwich United.

Norwich United have announced Steve Eastaugh as their new manager with John Edridge reverting to his role of assistant boss.

Action from the Norfolk Senior Cup final between Dereham, black and white, and Norwich United. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Dereham Town have lifted the Norfolk Senior Cup trophy for the fourth time in their history following a 2-0 win over Norwich United in the final at Carrow Road.

Wroxham lifted the Norfolk Senior Cup in 2015, will it be Dereham Town or Norwich United tonight? Picture: Rob Colman

Dereham Town and Norwich United clash in the Norfolk Senior Cup final at Carrow Road tonight – and we’ll be bringing you live updates from the match.

Action from Wroxham's win over Dereham in the Norfolk Senior Cup final at Carrow Road last year. Picture: Rob Colman

There will be plenty of added motivation for Dereham Town and Norwich United when they meet in the Norfolk Senior Cup final at Carrow Road tonight.

Damian Hilton and Wroxham have the FA to thank for keeping hold of their Step Four status. Picture: DANIEL HAMBURY

Wroxham are breathing a sigh of relief after being handed their second relegation reprieve in three seasons, writes Gavin Caney.

Damian Hilton, and all at Wroxham, can only hope for good news from the FA. Picture: SEB DALY

Wroxham are heading back to the Eastern Counties (Thurlow Nunn) League – unless they are given a relegation reprieve, writes Tom Wardle.

Dereham ended their league season on a losing note.

Dereham concluded what has been another highly successful Ryman League season with a disappointing defeat at Cricklefield Stadium, writes Rene Kendal.

Luke Tuttle scored four goals for Dereham against Great Wakering. Picture: Ian Burt

The survival situation looks simple for Wroxham this afternoon.

Danny Wright nets an FA Cup goal for Dereham Town way back in 2006. Picture: ANGELA SHARPE

Former Dereham Town striker Danny Wright is celebrating after reaching the promised land.

Luke Tuttle scored four goals for Dereham against Great Wakering. Picture: Ian Burt

Hot-shot Luke Tuttle netted four times to take his league tally to 26 for the season as Dereham cruised to victory at Aldiss Park.

Wroxham manager Damian Hilton. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Wroxham’s battle to avoid relegation from Ryman League North will go to the final day of the season after a comprehensive home defeat last night.

Nick Davey

Wroxham play their final home game of the season against Cray Wanderers, writes Adrian Gowling.


Dereham Town can continue their push for another top-10 finish by seeing off Aveley.

Two goals within two minutes took the wind out of the Yachtsmen’s sails.

Will Wroxham's upturn under Damian Hilton be enough to secure their Ryman League Division One North place? Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Having come up against the league leaders on Saturday in the shape of AFC Sudbury, Wroxham may have a boost of good fortune this weekend, writes Adrian Gowling.

Ryan Crisp netted in the Magpies' last win. Picture: IAN BURT

Dereham Town’s hopes of regaining some momentum before the Norfolk Senior Cup final continue at Aldiss Park.

Wroxham missed a chance to put some distance between themselves and the bottom three when they slid to their second narrow away defeat in the space of three days last night.

Gavin Lemmon was on target for Wroxham in their defeat to AFC Sudbury.

A poor start proved costly for Wroxham as Jamie Godbold’s AFC Sudbury side strengthened their title claims.

Action from the pre-season game between Dereham Town v Lowestoft Town at Aldiss Park - Dereham Manager Matt Henman. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Dereham Town suffered a frustrating afternoon at Bayliss Avenue, writes Rene Kendal.

Jamie Godbold, the boss of AFC Sudbury. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Wroxham manager Damian Hilton goes into this afternoon’s clash with top-of-the-table AFC Sudbury in good heart, writes Adrian Gowling.

Matt Henman. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Boss Matt Henman will be looking for an immediate response from his players when Dereham Town look to get back to winning ways.

Ryan Hawkins, front, during his days with Dereham Town. But where will his journey end? Picture: IAN BURT

Football League hopeful Ryan Hawkins remains adamant he can take an alternative route to the top.

Wroxham gave their survival hopes a huge boost with an unexpected 1-0 win on a day when the weather saw plenty of non-league action postponed.

The Easter Monday programme looks less packed that it should have been.

A packed Easter Monday football programme has been hit by the bad weather caused by Storm Katie.

Ryan Crisp forced an own goal for Dereham. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Dereham’s five-match winning streak was brought to an end on a blustery afternoon at Aldiss Park.

Football action from Wroxham FC (blue) vs Maldon and Tiptree. 


Two first-half goals gave Maldon & Tiptree a facile victory at Trafford Park as Wroxham dropped to within one point of the Ryman League North relegation zone.

Lewis Butcher scored a late winner for Dereham in midweek. Picture: SUSAN WATTS

In-form Dereham Town will look to continue their fine form when they host mid-table Phoenix Sports – with a play-off place still a possibility.

Wroxham manager Damian Hilton will be looking to take inspiration from local rivals Dereham Town this afternoon.

Matt Blake scored twice in Norwich United's 3-1 defeat of Ipswich Wanderers. Picture: Bill Smith

Norwich United have taken another big stride towards retaining the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title.

Lewis Butcher scored Dereham's winner against Maldon & Tiptree. Picture: SUSAN WATTS

In-form Dereham won 3-2 against Maldon & Tiptree in a close game at Aldiss Park.

King's Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King’s Lynn Town will look to reignite their fading Southern Premier Division play-off hopes when they host Hitchin Town tonight.

Jack Garrod.

Wroxham’s revival under Damian Hilton continued as they moved four points clear of the relegation zone.

Matt Howard, right, was a rock at the heart of the Dereham defence on Saturday. Picture: IAN BURT

Dereham Town continued their excellent season with a fine win against promotion-chasing Thurrock, writes Rene Kendal.

The DESA players meet Steven Gerrard. Picture: SUBMITTED

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has paid tribute to a group of Norfolk footballers who’ve helped him work towards his coaching badges in America.

Carrow Road will host the Norfolk Senior Cup, Junior Cup and Sunday Senior Cup finals again this season. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The rearranged date for this season’s Norfolk Senior Cup final has been confirmed as Friday, May 13.

Luke Tuttle scored a hat-trick for Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk Senior Cup finalists Dereham hammered relegation-threatened Redbridge on a glue-pot of a pitch at Aldiss Park.

A spectacular goalkeeping display prevented Wroxham from claiming all three points.

Luke Tuttle shows his delight at netting against Lynn in midweek. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town have been left in the capable hands of assistant Neal Simmons as they welcome basement boys Redbridge.

Jackson Ramm made his return from suspension in midweek. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Damian Hilton was cheered by his Wroxham team’s performance and result on Tuesday night away at Haringey Borough.

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman has made his point loud and clear. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Furious Dereham Town boss Matt Henman has accused Norfolk FA of undermining the importance of their most prestigious competition.

Dereham's Ryan Crisp wheels away after scoring his side's second goal. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham secured an immediate Carrow Road return by edging a strong Lynn Reserves side on a night of controversy at The Walks.

A wet Walks on Saturday, the home of King's Lynn Town. Picture: IAN BURT

King’s Lynn Town officials are hopeful they can beat the weather this evening and stage the remaining Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final.

Persistent rain coupled with strong wind and a stoppage time goal sunk the Yachtsmen at Barkingside in a six-pointer at the bottom of the table, writes Tom Wardle.

There will be no football at the home of Dereham this afternoon.

Dereham Town’s home clash against Maldon & Tiptree is the latest fixture in the area to fall foul of the weather.

Ryan Crisp scored Derehams equaliser at Maldon & Tiptree last month. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Dereham Town will continue their preparations to try and reach the Norfolk Senior Cup final when they host Maldon & Tiptree in league action today.

Dylan Edge is in line for a Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final appearance this evening. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Four of the county’s biggest non-league clubs will try to make the final step to a Carrow Road final tonight.

Ryan Crisp scored Derehams equaliser at Maldon & Tiptree last month. Picture: Mark Bullimore

In-form striker Ryan Crisp was on target again as Dereham came from behind to take the points at Ship Lane and move up to eighth in the Ryman North table, writes Rene Kendal.


Wroxham were denied a share of the points after a late goal condemned them to defeat.

Wroxham hope to be celebrating again this afternoon. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Damian Hilton has the opportunity to get Wroxham back on track when they welcome Haringey Borough, writes Adrian Gowling.

Ryan Crisp scored Derehams equaliser at Maldon & Tiptree last month. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Striker Ryan Crisp will be looking to continue his rich vein of form when Dereham Town visit Romford.

Matt Henman makes a point of searching out talent from a lower level. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Boss Matt Henman is happy to keep taking gambles as he tries to unearth more hidden gems for Dereham Town.

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