Non-league football preview: Great Yarmouth Town and Norwich United prepare for tough FA Vase fixtures

Action from the FA Vase first round clash between Gorleston and Yarmouth Town (yellow and black). Pi

Action from the FA Vase first round clash between Gorleston and Yarmouth Town (yellow and black). Picture: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Great Yarmouth Town and Norwich United are both in FA Vase second round action today, hoping for bumper crowds with Norwich City not in action.

Yarmouth host west London side Hanwell Town at the Wellesley, who are currently second in the South Midlands Premier Division and have won 14 of their opening 16 matches.

While Norwich travel to north London to take on Enfield, who are flying high in the Essex Senior League Premier Division.

Yarmouth are looking to continue their 17-match unbeaten run, which included beating local rivals Gorleston 1-0 in the first round of the Vase, and are offering discount vouchers for future league matches to people attending the Hanwell clash.

Manager Mike Derbyshire said: 'We know they will come to us as favourites because they are a step five club so play at a higher level than us, and have played 16 games with only one defeat and are scoring goals for fun with a goal difference of 48.

'So they will be the favourites, but Gorleston were the hot favourites in the last round and we know what happened there. We'll go in confident but know it will probably be our toughest test of the season.'

Derbyshire rested eight players for the midweek Thurlow Nunn First Division Knockout Cup first round match at Downham Town, which saw striker Bradley Nelson grab his chance with a five-goal haul in a 7-0 victory for the Bloaters.

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Three or four players have been struggling with a chest infection, including 18-goal top scorer Mitch Forbes, but he is set to play and Scott Woodcock, another striker to have suffered the chest infection, is set to make the bench.

In league action, Diss Town travel to Kirkley & Pakefield in the Thurlow Nunn Premier, with both teams looking to push above the other in mid-table.

Thetford Town will be looking to get their season back on track after having to cancel last week's trip to Brightlingsea Regent because they couldn't put out a team.

Mark Scott's side host Godmanchester Rovers, who are flying high in third place and have won all five of their away matches so far this campaign.

While in the first division, Dereham Town Reserves host third-placed Halstead Town and Downham Town will look to climb from the bottom of the table when they host fellow strugglers Stowmarket Town.

Fakenham Town will look to close the seven-point gap to leaders Whitton United, travelling to lowly March Town United, and Swaffham Town host AFC Sudbury Reserves at Shoemakers Lane as both teams look to improve their mid-table positions.