Old rivals Swardeston and Vauxhall Mallards aiming to steal a march at the top of the table

Swardeston host Vauxhall Mallards tomorrow as the two Norfolk rivals look to establish some breathing space at the top of the East Anglian Premier Division table.

Mallards have been the frontrunners so far this season, but Swardeston have kept within striking distance and with both sides losing last Saturday, the gap between them is just six points.

Horsford are even closer to leaders Mallards after they beat Swardeston last weekend. Chris Brown's side are in second, one point off top spot and they will be looking to pick up their first away victory of the season tomorrow as they visit Burwell.

Great Witchingham, who beat Mallards last Saturday, are level on points with Swardeston and complete the quartet of Norfolk clubs leading the way in the EAPL.

Tomorrow James Spelman's side host Cambridge Granta, who have steadily improved after a poor start to the season and now stand nine points behind the Witches.

There is a potentially crucial game for Norwich tomorrow as they look to shake off the tag of being the only side without a win this season.

Paul Wiseman's side travel to league newcomers Sudbury, who have lost four of their five matches this term and stand two places above Norwich at the bottom.

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As in the EAPL, there is a clash of the big two in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division, with Fakenham hosting Downham.

Fakenham already look a solid bet to halt Downham's run of four consecutive Premier Division titles, having won all four of their games following their relegation from the EAPL last season.

Downham have quickened the pace after their slow start to the summer, but they are already 35 points behind Fakenham, having played one game more.

Second-placed Sprowston have a weekend off, meaning Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers, in third, would jump up at least one place if they beat lowly Stow.

There are further mouthwatering clashes in Divisions One and Two as the top two go head to head.

Division One leaders Acle host Bradfield and Division Two frontrunners Dereham are at Downham A.

Rollesby maintained their 100pc record in Norfolk League Division One last weekend and tomorrow they travel to Drayton.

Sandringham held on to top spot in West Norfolk League Division One last weekend despite suffering their first defeat of the season, but they are likely to be knocked off their perch tomorrow.

They were due to play Grimston, who have withdrawn from the league, so the two sides directly below them, Snettisham and Bircham, have the additional incentive of taking over at the top when they play each other tomorrow.