Boost for Planters as striker Finch signs up

Christy Finch pictured after Leiston's 4-1 win over Grays in the Leiston v Grays Athletic (Emirates

Christy Finch pictured after Leiston's 4-1 win over Grays in the Leiston v Grays Athletic (Emirates FA Cup) match at Victory Road, Leiston, on 03 September 2016. Picture: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Norwich United travel to Ware on Saturday having secured the signature of Leiston striker Christy Finch.

The 24-year-old is a proven prolific goalscorer and bagged 20 goals last season, his first season for Leiston in the Ryman League Premier Division. This season he has netted eight goals so far and will provide a big boost to manager Steve Eastaugh's attacking options.

The striker is well known in local parts having joined Leiston from Wroxham after scoring 31 goals in 43 appearances for the Yachtsmen in 2014-15, and was previously with Gorleston.

The Planters will travel in good heart following Tuesday night's 2-0 victory over Norfolk rivals Dereham Town. The Planters bounced back from two consecutive defeats with a hard fought win thanks to a late goal in each half, moving up to 13th position and jumping above their opponents in the process. A win in could see Eastaugh's men enjoy their Christmas lunch in the top half of the Ryman North table.

Today's opponents have won just one of their last eight league games, although that was an impressive 3-1 win at Soham Town Rangers and last Saturday saw them go down 4-0 at AFC Hornchurch.

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Dereham will be desperate to get the derby defeat out of their systems today, but it won't be easy.

They hit the road to take on Aveley who have had a good season so far and currently stand in fourth position. The Magpies will be looking for their first win in four, having picked up just one point since winning 3-1 at Heybridge Swifts last month.

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Wroxham entertain mid-table AFC Hornchurch knowing they will go into Christmas at the foot of the table no matter what happens at Trafford Park this afternoon.

After successive defeats the Yachtsmen are five points adrift going into the game, although they do have a game in hand on the side above them, Great Wakering Rovers.

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