Gatting set for new challenge after firing Dereham to victory

Dereham Town manager Neal Simmons. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town manager Neal Simmons. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Joe Gatting netted the winner for Dereham at Ram Meadow before heading off to Australia for cricketing duties.

His 63rd minute goal proved decisive as the Magpies got back to winning ways after taking just two points from their previous four league games.

The visitors won a penalty in the 10th minute when Gatting was upended by Ricky Spriggs but home keeper Tibbles got down well to save Danny Beaumont's spot-kick.

There was little between the two sides but the visitors missed a good chance on half-time when Beaumont steered Rhys Logan's cross over the top from point blank range.

At the start of the second period Dereham keeper Elliott Pride made a fine save to turn aside Darren Mills' rasping 25 yard drive.


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The Magpies finally took the lead when Gatting picked up Kyran Clements' sliced clearance and guided the ball past the keeper from 12 yards. Dereham continued to battle well and deservedly gained an excellent victory.

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