FA Trophy: Dereham Town 1 Enfield Town 0
- Credit: IAN BURT
A stunning strike from Sam Borrer ensured the Magpies progressed to the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy at the expense of Ryman Premier League Enfield.
'We are making a habit of some good cup victories and while today's game didn't quite have the excitement factor of the St Neots game I thought our lads dug in deep, did their jobs and I'm delighted that we have recorded another cup victory,' said Dereham boss Matt Henman.
'We stuck to our shape and executed our game plan very well and we were able to frustrate them and it's a great feeling to have knocked another higher level side out of a cup competition.'
The Magpies started well, with the pick of the early chances falling to skipper Ollie Willis, who picked up a loose ball on halfway before sprinting into the Enfield penalty area, only to see his shot blocked by the keeper.
The second half remained a tight and cagey affair with Craig Bussens squandering the best chance to break the deadlock after being played in by substitute Borrer.
But with 12 minutes to play, Ryan Doyle half-cleared Frazer Blake-Tracy's corner to the feet of Borrer and the midfielder made no mistake and fired his side ahead with a powerful drive.
Toby Hilliard had a chance soon after, but the striker selfishly opted to shoot, despite there being two unmarked men in the area.
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With five minutes to go Enfield's Doyle harshly saw a straight red for a tackle on Ryan Hawkins.
Dereham continued to press late on and secured a much deserved victory.