Local Football

Norwich United striker Natty Stewart talks to Mark Armstrong about no regrets with King’s Lynn and how he’s thriving under the pressure of leading the line at Plantation Park so far this season

If it is excitement and goals you want, Walmer Road is the place to be after last Saturday saw the second 4-3 win for Kirkley & Pakefield FC in a week – bringing a total of 20 goals scored there in their last three home matches.

The Black Dogs were beaten 3-0 by one of the favourites for promotion at Aylsham on Saturday – but they will rue several good chances they created in the second half which they were unable to take.

Rhys Logan drilled home a penalty in the final minute of added time at Sutton Coldfield to put Dereham in the hat for Monday’s FA Trophy third qualifying round draw.

It was in January 2018, then aged 30, that Matt Morton had an unexpected realisation about his sexuality.

Wroxham’s big game against Stowmarket Town this weekend is off.

Chris Henderson admits leaving King’s Lynn Town will probably be a decision he comes to regret but that won’t stop him driving Gorleston up the football pyramid.

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler is “ecstatic” at the signing of Chris Henderson and believes the forward is the man to help take the club to the next level.

Dereham Town boss Adam Gusterson believes the teams that can adjust to the coronavirus restrictions best will be the ones to thrive this season.

With ‘elite’ football not an option for supporters then perhaps it’s times you took in a game at local level. Mark Armstrong looks at your options

Kirkley and Pakefield FC remain top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division after a weekend win was followed by a first league defeat in midweek.

The days when non league football bred the professional players of tomorrow are long gone.

Norwich CBS’ Thurlow Nunn First Division North clash against Mulbarton Wanderers has been postponed as they await the results of a coronavirus test for one of their players.

While King’s Lynn Town resume friendly action, it’s the serious stuff for every other team on Norfolk – CHRIS LAKEY looks at Saturday’s local football offering

Wroxham defender Tom Huckerby talks to Mark Armstrong about what it’s like to have a Norwich City legend as your dad and the Canaries connection at Trafford Park

A 20-year-old goalkeeper who suffered a horrific injury during an FA Cup tie between Whitton United and Dereham Town has praised those who have offered him “overwhelming” support.

The draw for the first qualifying round of the FA Cup has been made.

Young keeper George Bugg was left “devastated” after suffering a horrific injury during Whitton United’s FA Cup preliminary round tie at Dereham Town yesterday.

BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage certainly lived up to his name on Saturday afternoon when trying to put down fellow panellist Chris Sutton.

Wroxham’s Harley Black scored one of the goals of the round in the Yachtsmen’s 3-1 FA Cup win over Gorleston on Saturday.

Dereham and Wroxham safely into draw for FA Cup first qualifying round

The number of people allowed to meet socially is being reduced from 30 to six in England from Monday amid a rise in coronavirus cases across the country.

Sports clubs across the country are eagerly awaiting more information as social gatherings of more than six people will be made illegal in England from Monday after a steep rise in cases of coronavirus.

A non-league team formed in the 1970s has folded due to a lack of players.

Norwich United boss Steve Eastaugh knew what he was taking on when he returned to Plantation Park.

Linnets striker hits form at the right time as Norwich United win seven-goal thriller on opening day of Thurlow Nunn season

As the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division campaign gets under way, Mark Armstrong speaks to Wroxham boss Jordan Southgate about his plans for Canaries legend

Dereham Town forward Jerry Dasaolu speaks to Mark Armstrong about taking the next step in his career and using his sprinter brother for inspiration

A non-league club opted to play its latest FA Cup match despite a player from a recent opponent testing positive for coronavirus.

The summer of 2020 was shaping up to be a pretty good one for sports fans, writes Angus Williams.

Dereham Town have moved quickly to ensure fans get to see games at their home ground by agreeing a venue switch for their latest pre-season friendly this weekend.

Norwich Utd and Wroxham both face away trips on the opening day of the new Thurlow Nunn Premier Division season.

The chairman of one of Norfolk’s biggest non-league clubs says the decision to allow fans back into grounds is “fantastic”.

The road to FA Cup glory has begun with the draws for the early rounds of the new season’s FA Cup and FA Vase competitions.

Details of the qualifying rounds for the FA Cup have been confirmed for non-league clubs, with replays abolished and the prize fund reduced due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Norwich United have re-signed forward Nathan Stewart.

A town’s two football clubs have merged in an effort to provide opportunities across the community.

Well-known former local football manager Paul Chick has died. He was 66.

A merger between two of a town’s football clubs will see them form one of the biggest clubs in the county according to its chairman.

Jamie Cureton intends to continue his reputation as the Duracell Bunny of English football, after signing for a new club ahead of his 45th birthday.

Steve Eastaugh has returned to Norwich United as manager.

Former Norwich City midfielder Cedric Anselin has quit his role as a local football manager.

The annual general meeting of the Anglian Combination Football League was held via an online video call, with changes for the 2020-21 season confirmed but a potential start date still unclear.

A village is at risk of losing its football pitch unless £11,000 of work is done to refurbish it.

It’s no secret that non-league football clubs up and down the country have been struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Reporter ABIGAIL NICHOLSON has spoken to Dereham Town FC about its fight to survive.

Paul Warne is the Norfolk-born Norwich City fan who manages Rotherham United – here he explains how he got his big break, thanks to some of the county’s best-known footballing characters

Stewart Larter has joined Great Yarmouth Town as assistant manager – having started the season in charge of arch-rivals Gorleston.

The FA Council has ratified the decision to expunge all results at Steps 3-7 of the national game because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The football season for some local teams is well and truly over after all results were expunged because of the coronavirus pandemic. We asked some of them how they are coping, and what the impact of the decision has been... this is in their own words

Thetford Town players have made a donation of more than £,2000 to support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

Adam Gusterson wants Dereham Town to be able to attract the best footballing talent in Norfolk.

Mulbarton Wanderers are one of 60 clubs to have signed an open letter to the FA over the governing body’s decision to scrap the 2019-20 season, and expunge all results.

Norfolk FA have suspended all football activity in the county until Friday, April 3 because of the coronavirus.

Anglian Combination League matches look set to go ahead on Saturday as football feels the full effects of the coronavirus.

Wroxham’s promotion hopes suffered a dent as the Yachtsmen lost 2-1 at Brantham Athletic in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Dereham Town eased to a 3-1 win at Brentwood in the BetVictor Northern Division.

You could have forgiven Jordan Southgate for wallowing in the wake of a 4-0 defeat, but Wroxham’s boss couldn’t help but express his pride at the journey his side have embarked upon in the FA Vase.

Wroxham were knocked out of the FA Vase after being comprehensively beaten by AFC Bitton at Trafford Park on Saturday.

Two big games in Norfolk have been postponed because of the bad weather.

Wroxham host Bitton in the quarter-finals of the FA Vase this afternoon and manager Jordan Southgate tells Mark Armstrong how he wants to keep flying the Norfolk flag in the competition

Dereham were unlucky to leave Spa Lane with only a point.

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