Play-off hopefuls Dereham Town face a trip to take on Ryman North basement boys

Lewis Sturman, left, and Dereham are chasing a play-off finish. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Lewis Sturman, left, and Dereham are chasing a play-off finish. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

After back-to-back home triumphs this month Dereham Town's latest quest for points will come away from Norfolk.

The Magpies have won two of their three Ryman North matches, both at Aldiss Park, since the turn of the year. But today they will have to try and strengthen a play-off push in Essex when they visit basement boys Burnham Ramblers.

A victory would move Matt Henman's troops on to 50 points and possibly up into the all-imporant fifth spot – the last slot available to reach the end-of-season shoot-out. And it would continue a cracking start to 2015 which sees Dereham challenging for success on two fronts.

A 2-1 Norfolk Senior Cup triumph at Thetford Town was the perfect response to a New Year's Day loss at Soham Town Rangers, which on the balance of play was undeserved. So the men in black and white will be looking to make sure they get their just rewards when they take on a struggling Ramblers side that they are expected to beat.


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