Gorleston ready to give new boys debut in FA Cup
Gorleston could throw in new signings Remy Gordon and Richard Woodrow against Harlow Town in the FA Cup preliminary round on Saturday afternoon at Emerald Park (kick-off 3pm).
Greens boss Richard Daniels swooped for the pair this week and revealed they will go straight into the squad for today's cup tie.
Woodrow has signed from Lowestoft Town while Gorleston beat off several clubs to the signature of Gordon, who is the son of former Norwich City winger Dale.
'Four or five clubs were interested in Remy,' said Daniels about the former Canaries scholar. 'But we're delighted to get him on board. People say that we're splashing out a lot of money but I can assure people that we're not. I think players can just see that we're a club trying to move forward. I think Richard will be a real asset to us as well. It's not on loan either – he's with us permanently.'
Gorleston bounced back from last weekend's defeat against Ely to see off Kirkley & Pakefield on Tuesday night and Daniels is looking for his side to build on their good start to the season when the Ryman Division One North side come to Emerald Park.
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'We didn't play great against Kirkley but it was good to get back to winning ways,' added the Greens boss, whose side would pocket �1,500 if they can overcome the Essex side and advance to the next round. 'We don't know a great deal about Harlow but we've had a few reports from Needham and Lowestoft, which have helped. We have got home advantage and I think that will be key.'
Wisbech, who have made a good start to the Ridgeons Premier League season, go to March in the FA Cup while Wroxham will be promoting National Non League Day, a celebration of the semi-professional and amateur game, when they welcome Long Melford to Trafford Park.
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With Wisbech and Wroxham in FA Cup action, Dereham have the chance to go top of the Ridgeons Premier League at Aldiss Park when Wivenhoe are the visitors.
Magpies boss Matt Henman will have to do without Kyle Downes, who sustained a knee injury in the 3-0 win against Wisbech on Tuesday night but is confident his side can collect all three points. We will be expected to win but we all know it's never as easy as that,' he said. 'There's a lot of expectation from people outside the squad itself but we'll just keep doing the best we can and see where it takes us.' Adam Gusterson continues his comeback in the reserves against Ipswich Wanderers.
Norwich United will be looking to get back to winning ways after a 1-0 reverse at Wroxham on Tuesday night when they travel to CRC while Diss can build on their promising start to the season at home to Woodbridge.
Managerless Kirkley & Pakefield entertain Mildenhall at Walmer Road with Marty Hubble set to take charge of the first team once again following Jon Reynolds' resignation last week.
Swaffham Town travel to Team Bury after finally getting their first win of the season last weekend over Cambridge University Press while Downham go to Whitton.