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Dereham and Gorleston agree late switch for friendly

Dereham Town's friendly against Gorleston has been switched to Aldiss Park Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town's friendly against Gorleston has been switched to Aldiss Park Picture: Ian Burt

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Dereham Town have moved quickly to ensure fans get to see games at their home ground by agreeing a venue switch for their latest pre-season friendly this weekend.

The Magpies will host Thurlow Nunn Premier Division Gorleston (3pm kick-off) on Saturday.

This follows Wednesday’s announcement regarding fans being allowed back into grounds below the National League level.

Clubs need to host a home game, before August 30, with entry allowed for a number not exceeding 15pc of their capacity to be eligible to raise that to 30pc after the end of the month. Dereham didn’t have a home game scheduled – but Gorleston have agreed to the late swap.

“We thank Gorleston for their co-operation and help with this switch at late notice,” said a club spokesman.

Dereham are expected to release further information regarding fans’ attendance on Friday.


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