Matt Henman wants Dereham Town to build on their midweek draw at Tilbury

Dereham Town's Shaun Bammant. Picture: Ian Burt Dereham Town's Shaun Bammant. Picture: Ian Burt

Saturday, March 29, 2014
7:45 AM

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman wants the Magpies to heap more misery on Erith & Belvedere.

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The Aldiss Park outfit, sixth, look rank outsiders to make the play-offs now but have still enjoyed a fantastic campaign following promotion. Their fortunes are in stark contract to today’s visitors who sit second from bottom following a miserable campaign.

Henman, whose side drew 0-0 at Tilbury on Tuesday night, said: “It’s important after a point away from home, that we try our best to follow it up with a win on Saturday.

“We will have Luke Tuttle, Sam Borrer and Gary Starling back in contention for the game, but it looks like Matt Howard might miss out through a knock he got to his ankle. Although a point didn’t do us too much good at this stage of the season, on reflection it was a fair result and a good point away from home.

“There were times were we worked really hard but things didn’t fall for us, but in the end I think both sides deserved something out of the game.

“Both defences were excellent, our two full backs did an excellent job and Lewis (Sturman) did a brilliant job sitting and holding in front of the back four.”

The point means that both the Magpies and Tilbury now face an uphill task if they are to make the Ryman Division One North play-offs come the end of the season.

Matt Henman’s men, who won 4-0 at Waltham Forest on Saturday thanks to a brace from in-form striker Shaun Bammant and goals from Adam Smith and Danny Beaumont, are now sixth in the table with just six games to play.

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