Get behind the Magpies - and help cheer the team to the league title!
- Credit: IAN BURT
Fans are being urged to pack out Aldiss Park on Tuesday night and roar Dereham Town on to win the Eastern Counties League title for the first time in their history.
The Magpies registered their 11th consecutive victory to take themselves within touching distance of securing the Thurlow Nunn premier league.
Dereham thumped Wivenhoe 4-1 on Saturday, while their nearest rivals Wisbech went down by the same score,
Dereham now need just one point when they take on Wisbech at Aldiss Park on Tuesday evening to win the championship.
The club is hoping for a huge crowd for the potential history making evening.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm and turnstiles will be open from 6pm. Supporters are being urged to arrive early.
Dereham boss Matty Henman was pleased with his side's display on Saturday.
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'We knew that it wasn't going to be pretty so it was important to get ourselves in front at the break. We did this and from then on it was about being professional and making the right decisions.'
He praised his players superb run by adding: 'To gain 33 points from 11 games is a great achievement.'
Captain Ollie Willis returned to the Dereham line up with Daniel Morphew moving across to the centre back's berth.
Scott Roberts came into the Magpies midfield as Matty Henman again took the opportunity to utilise his squad.
After taking time to adjust to the hard surface Adam Smith had a shot blocked for a corner in the 10th minute with Adam Gusterson stooping at the near post to head Aaron Kay's flag kick off target.
Luke Tuttle chased a through ball into the box but home keeper Glen Morrison left his line to claim.
Tuttle was then thwarted by the linesman's flag before a Scott Roberts 30 yarder failed to trouble Morrison in the 23rd minute.
After struggling to play their normal passing game Dereham took the lead in the 31st minute.
Sam Borrer gained possession just outside the box and cut in from the left before unleashing a powerful right foot drive that thundered against Morrison's right hand post.
The loose ball came out to Luke Tuttle who gleefully headed home from close range.
The Magpies soon extended their lead with Ryan Hawkins heading home Sam Borrer's cross from the left in the 36th minute.
As the pressure continued Dereham won a free kick 25 yards out. However Tuttle fired way over the top.
Things were looking good for the league leaders at the break.
Matt Grove replaced Glen Morrison in the home goal at the restart.
He was soon forced to dive swiftly to his left to keep out Luke Hannant's drive.
In the 52nd minute Dereham put themselves in a commanding position when the unmarked Luke Tuttle headed home his second and his side's third goal of the afternoon following Ollie Willis' pull back from the right.
Within minutes the striker was replaced by Kyle Downes.
Wivenhoe had not threatened Andy Wilton's goal much but they reduced the deficit in the 60th minute. The ball fell to Marley Spindler 25 yards out and his volley looped over the keeper into the top corner of his net.
Dereham soon regrouped and Aaron Kay volleyed a deep Craig Bussen's centre into Grove's arms.
The Essex side missed a good chance when Luke Payne steered the ball off target when well placed after Ray Catchpole's initial effort had been charged down in the 77th minute.
Andy Wilton then had to be alert to grasp Daniel Morphew's attempted clearance.
Dereham sealed the game in the 86th minute when Kyle Downes made a strong run down the left before poking the ball past Grove enabling Craig Bussens to net from close range.