Dereham Town’s FA Cup heroes aiming for more home comforts

The Magpies, black and white, were on-song at St Ives in the FA Cup in midweek. Picture: Matthew Ush

The Magpies, black and white, were on-song at St Ives in the FA Cup in midweek. Picture: Matthew Usher - Credit: Matthew Usher

Dereham Town will be looking to prolong their FA Cup-feelgood factor at Aldiss Park.

The brave Magpies won a pulsating preliminary round replay on penalties at St Ives on Tuesday night having drawn the match, after extra-time, 3-3. A breathless night of football saw Matt Henman's side relinquish a 2-0 lead – conceding an injury-time equaliser – and then a 3-2 advantage before it went to spot-kicks.

That's where Andrew Wilton became the hero when he saved two out of the three Ives' penalties to send the Ryman Division One North outfit through to the first qualifying round, where they will visit St Neots on September 13.

Henman's heroes are unbeaten in four matches on their own turf so they'll be looking to continue that run today as they look to climb the table following some indifferent results on the road. They've got a good chance of doing that because Burnham Ramblers have lost both of their away league fixtures so far this term.


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