Dereham Town beginning to build some play-off momentum

Matt Henman was a happy chappy on Tuesday. Picture: IAN BURT

Matt Henman was a happy chappy on Tuesday. Picture: IAN BURT - Credit: IAN BURT

Dereham Town manager Matt Henman is hoping his side are starting to build some momentum after a 3-1 victory over Ryman North title-hopefuls Needham Market in midweek.

Craig Bussens fired Henman's men ahead after 10 minutes but Needham equalised early in the second half. Ryan Hawkins and Sam Borrer wrapped up the win for the Magpies though, to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat at Brightlingsea Regent.

Henman said: 'We put a lot of pressure on ourselves after Saturday, so to respond by playing as well as we did and getting a deserved win, against what I see as the best side in this league is a perfect response.

'It is also a really pleasing victory as it not only helps to build momentum at a very important time in the season, it also gives us that belief that if we do get into the play-offs that we can beat any side in this league.'

Dereham will be without the unavailable Borrer and Michael Clunan for the visit of Tilbury.