Planters continue bid for play-off spot while Wroxham look to avoid the drop

PUBLISHED: 08:15 25 February 2017

Christy Finch will be looking for more goals when Norwich United travel to Brentwood.

Christy Finch will be looking for more goals when Norwich United travel to Brentwood.


Norwich United travel to Essex, looking to continue the excellent form that has propelled them up the table and given them a real chance of making the end-of-season play-offs.

The trip to relegation-threatened Brentwood Town gives the Planters a good opportunity of three points ahead of a potential play-off six-pointer at Bowers & Pitsea on Tuesday evening.

Brentwood have struggled this season and currently sit four points behind Soham Town Rangers, who occupy the all-important 21st position. The Planters will have to be wary though as Brentwood have managed two wins in their last three home games, over Romford and promotion-hunting Thurrock, although they fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Ware in their last encounter at The Arena.

Steve Eastaugh will be looking for the type of performance that saw a 4-0 victory over today’s opponents when they met at Plantation Park, a performance which launched the Planters’ assault up the table, moving up from 18th position to seventh in the process.

Tuesday night saw the Planters record an impressive and resolute 1-0 win over a tough Aveley side thanks to Christy Finch’s 10th goal since his December signing from Leiston.

New Wroxham boss David Coyle makes his home bow when the Yachstmen entertain promotion-chasing Haringey Borough.

Since replacing Damian Hilton until the end of the season, Coyle has overseen two away defeats, 2-1 at King’s Lynn in the Norfolk Senior Cup and 2-0 at Phoenix Sports in the league.

Wroxham didn’t disgrace themselves in either game, but desperately need to start winning – and winning soon – to stand any chance of avoiding the drop. They are currently 12 points adrift of the safety mark, with a game in hand on Soham.

Dereham Town will be looking to extend a curious sequence of results when they visit Cheshunt, a side who currently occupy the fourth and final play-off position.

The mid-table Magpies are currently on a seven-match run of following a defeat with a win, stretching back to January 7, and need three points from today’s away match to maintain the record. They were beaten 3-2 at home by Thamesmead Town last time out.

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