Gorleston boss keeps feet on ground ahead of FA Cup tie

Gorleston manager Richard Daniels is refusing to get carried away by the his side's 100pc start to the season after four games.

Gorleston are determined to build on last season's Norfolk Senior Cup success and a mid-table finish in a campaign overshadowed by the death of club president Jimmy Jones and their manager insisted: 'We will continue to work hard, keep our feet on the ground and, boring as it sounds, take each game as it comes.

'We have a very good squad, all of whom are working hard, and hard work reaps rewards in the long run,' he said.

The Greens' perfect record faces a stern test today when they travel to Needham Market for an FA Cup Preliminary Round tie.

Needham play in Ryman League Division One North and have reached that leagues play-offs for the last two seasons, narrowly missing promotion to the Ryman Premier last season when they lost to Enfield 0-1 in the play-off final.

The Suffolk side are also unbeaten this season in their two games, winning one and drawing the other.

Dereham Town top the early Thurlow Nunn Premier Division table with four wins out of four, and will be hoping to advance in the Cup at the expense of Woodford Utd this afternoon.

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Wisbech Town are hot on their heels and will be hoping their new secret weapon that allows them to play flowing football - their pitch - will prove its worth when the Fenmen entertain Yaxley.

Manager Steve Appleby said: 'It's amazing what a bit of grass on the pitch does for us. Our pitch has always been a problem, which is why we often play our best football away, but recently grass has been springing up everywhere.

'We want to play football and we like to keep the ball on the deck so a good pitch certainly helps us. We played some unbelievable football on Tuesday and we put on a show for the home fans.'

If Wisbech do win they will face Kettering Town – where Appleby spent a year as a player.

Norwich United travel to Eton Manor v Norwich Utd while Kirkley & Pakefield entertain Southend Manor,

After two league defeats Great Yarmouth Town take a break from Thurlow Nunn Division One action today as they travel to Witham Town in the Cup. The following Saturday they entertain derby rivals Gorleston in the FA Vase.

In the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division Diss entertain Woodbridge while new boys Thetford are at Clacton. Diss have just one point from their opening five games and conceded six at Fenland Park in midweek, while promoted Thetford picked up their first win when they beat Norwich United 2-1 at Plantation Park on Tuesday.

In Division One Downham Town make the long trip to Brightlingsea Regent while Fakenham host Saffron Walden.

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