Dereham Town set for a Ryman League North test against soaring Phoenix Sports

Luke Tuttle and his team-mates in the black and white of Dereham will be aiming to bounce back this

Luke Tuttle and his team-mates in the black and white of Dereham will be aiming to bounce back this evening. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Dereham Town's hopes of returning to winning ways takes them to a club on the crest of a wave.

Phoenix Sports aren't rising from the ashes, they are soaring like an eagle after gaining promotion to Step Four of the non-league ladder for the first time. Their history-making year continued on Saturday when they took part in their maiden FA Trophy game.

Unlike Dereham – who lost 2-1 at home to same-league Waltham Abbey – Sports tasted success by winning 1-0 at Whyteleafe. And there's not a great deal between the two clubs in the early Ryman League North standings either.

Sports sit 14th out of 24 while Matt Henman's Dereham have hauled their way up to eighth and had been unbeaten in seven matches prior to the weekend's defeat.

Brett Whaley's Wisbech Town have a great chance to record an United Counties League Premier Division victory at home tonight against struggling basement boys Huntingdon Town, yet to pick up a point despite 11 attempts.


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