Dereham look to stretch unbeaten run

Dereham Town beat FC Clacton 5-0 to be made Thurlow Nunn Premier League Champions - Dereham Manager

Dereham Town beat FC Clacton 5-0 to be made Thurlow Nunn Premier League Champions - Dereham Manager Matt Henman is all smiles. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Dereham Town stretched their unbeaten run to five matches on Tuesday night, after a comfortable 3-1 win over Soham and Magpies boss Matt Henman is looking for his side to keep their winning run going when they visit St Ives in the FA Cup this afternoon.

He said: 'It's nice to be going into the game after some great results of late and we go to St Ives today looking to keep our excellent run going.

'We have tried to find out as much as we can about them, sadly we haven't had them watched as their game last week was called off.

'Despite that, we know a bit about their style, their pitch and more importantly where we can hurt them and where they can hurt us.' The Aldiss Park boss will be without a handful of players for this afternoon's trip but he believes that the squad he has available is still more than capable of securing Town's place in the next round of the competition.

'We have got a few players who are unavailable for selection this afternoon, but we are still confident our squad has the ability to cause them plenty of problems,' added Henman.

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The Magpies will also be without Adam Gusterson who left the club in the week and Ryan Fryatt who has returned to Lynn after playing in Dereham's last two matches.

Henman also said he believes that the FA Cup is still very much a priority for the club and that they are now seeking the rewards for their hard work since the season started.

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He said: 'It's always important to try and win all your games as it will keep momentum going which always has positive effects. Last year we had a great cup run and it added momentum to our league campaign, so it is very much a priority again.'

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