Plenty of action in Dereham league

Dereham County 5IVES

Norfolk FA's County 5IVES leagues are five weeks into the 2013 summer season at Northgate High School, Dereham. This popular 5-a-side league has 16 teams which compete across two divisions with a number of teams who have competed within the leagues for numerous seasons.

The leagues have captivated such an interest of late that there is a specific Twitter account designated to the 'goings on' of the leagues with a light-hearted edge and plenty of banter exchanged between players from the various teams!

Down to the business end and we firstly look at the Premiership where a familiar side seem to be setting the standard yet again.


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Real Rudeboys are the boys to beat at Dereham. This talented side have won the last three league titles, losing just three games in the process and have won their opening five games of this campaign to sit pretty at the top with a five-point cushion of the second-placed Tuga Team.

Rudeboys, managed by Jamie Tufts, did have a slight scare when only defeating Globbo Gym 2-1, but normal service was resumed last week with an 11-1 thumping of bottom of the table Eagles.

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As mentioned, Tuga Team sit in second place and will be looking to avenge their 3-1 defeat to Rudeboys in the return fixture between the sides to keep any faint hopes of winning the title alive.

Futbol Klubu are having a good season so far and sit in third, with Globbo Gym, JB United, 4Sports AFC, El Galaticos and Eagles making up the rest.


Runners, a team who have been within the leagues for a number of years, lead the way with a perfect start to the season as well. Their latest victims were Beetley Rovers, who were brushed aside 4-1. Flatliners also won by the same scoreline last time out against Cranmer's and sit just two points behind in second place. These two unbeaten sides meet in two weeks time which is sure to be a mouth watering encounter.

Only five points separate Ol Bitties in third and Choir Boys who are bottom and with plenty more of the season to play there is sure to be plenty of movement in the league on a weekly basis.

Interested in playing at Dereham or elsewhere?

The County 5IVES leagues are always looking for new players and teams to join. If you are a player looking for a team to join then we may be able to help so please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Anybody looking to enter their own team is again encouraged to get in touch with the Football Development Centre to discuss league options on 01603 748944 or e-mail

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