Dereham Town are hoping to make sure their numbers add up in Ryman North

Matt Hockley leaps above a team-mate during Dereham's win over Tilbury. Picture: NEIL SMITH

Matt Hockley leaps above a team-mate during Dereham's win over Tilbury. Picture: NEIL SMITH - Credit: Archant

Boss Matt Henman is not getting caught up in the mathematical minefield that is Dereham Town's play-off push, writes Ed Colman.

The Magpies finally moved into the top four in midweek and know they will reach the end-of-season shoot-out for promotion if they are still there after 13 more matches. Ahead of today's trip to Great Wakering Rovers, Dereham's manager insists he is not getting bogged down by the numbers game as his troops aim to control their own destiny.

Henman said: 'We are now in the play-off positions, which has been the aim all along. I don't necessarily think there is a points target that we are aiming for, instead we are looking at the fixtures on a game-by-game basis and trying to pick the best side we can, out of a very good squad, to get the best results we can.

'We have got some games in the near future, which we are expecting to take full points from and then we have got some crucial games coming up in March.'

A Liam Wales hat-trick inspired Dereham to a 4-1 victory in their last match, at home to Tilbury on Tuesday evening.


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