Dereham get dozen as Ghosts crumble

Dereham Town inflicted further damage to Fakenham Town's fragile morale by thrashing their neighbours 12-0 in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup.

Dereham Town inflicted further damage to Fakenham Town's fragile morale by thrashing their neighbours 12-0 in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup.

That made it 20 goals conceded in two games for the Ghosts, who are bottom of the Ridgeons League Division One table with no points and no goals scored following their 8-0 midweek mauling by Gorleston.

Adi Hayes started Saturday's rout when he became the first of ten scorers in the tenth minute.

The Magpies were 5-0 up at the interval and, unlike the Canaries in midweek, stepped up the assault in the second half.

Sam Bryant marked his first start up front with two, Sam Willis also hit a pair and there were further goals for Daniel Cullington, Robbie Harris, Ollie Willis, Graham Barrett, Nicky Howell, Danny Beaumont and Andy Moody. Dereham's reward is a visit to Deeping Rangers on September 1.

Ridgeons Premier champions Wroxham, missing Ben Thompson and Lee Gilman from their starting line-up, made slightly heavier weather of a 3-0 win over another struggling division one side - Hadleigh - at Trafford Park.

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After having an early goal disallowed, the Yachtsmen went in front through Danny White after 16 minutes but had to wait until the 74th for their second - again bundled in by White - before midweek hat-trick hero Andy Key completed the scoring to book a visit to Woodbridge.

Lowestoft Town, the victims of Key's heroics last Tuesday, suffered their second successive 4-1 defeat - this time at Needham Market. Jason Evans (two), Tommy Smith and Craig Parker scored the home goals with David Mitchell replying for a disappointing Blues.

One of the best crowds of the round was for the Fens derby at Holbeach, where 349 paying spectators saw Wisbech Town's woes continue with a 3-1 defeat.

Walsham-le-Willows had their best-ever crowd - 216 - for a 3-0 win over Stowmarket Town which earned a home tie against Haverhill.

One of the most interesting preliminary round matches on September 1 will be at Brewers Green Lane, where Diss Town host Kirkley & Pakefield - both having had a bye on Saturday.

Norwich United visit Spalding United and Mildenhall Town are at home to St Ives after beating Leiston 3-0 with goals from Robinson (two) and Cranfield while Ely host Boston Town.

Seven Ridgeons League teams will be involved in midweek replays.