Tough game for Dereham as they bid to bounce back from Norfolk Senior Cup drubbing

Neal Simmons is looking for a reaction from his Dereham Town side. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Neal Simmons is looking for a reaction from his Dereham Town side. Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Neal Simmons says his Dereham Town players are desperate to bounce back after their midweek Norfolk Senior Cup humiliation.

The Magpies were thumped 4-0 by Bostik North neighbours Norwich United in Wednesday's semi-final clash, but have a difficult return to league action when they visit second-placed Bowers & Pitsea on Saturday afternoon.

Their hosts have an 11-point advantage over Dereham, who occupy seventh position, from the same number of games.

Simmons welcomes Andy Howell and Seamus Kelleher back into his side and believes the match is a great opportunity for the Magpies to bounce back from the midweek disappointment.

'We are all looking forward to the game,' said the Magpies boss.


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'The lads can't wait to get back on the pitch and put Wednesday night's performance behind them.

'It's a big game against a very strong side.

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'We are all committed to pushing for a place in the play-offs.'

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