‘Simmo’ in the hot-seat as Dereham Town take on bottom club

Luke Tuttle shows his delight at netting against Lynn in midweek. Picture: Ian Burt

Luke Tuttle shows his delight at netting against Lynn in midweek. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Dereham Town have been left in the capable hands of assistant Neal Simmons as they welcome basement boys Redbridge.

Boss Matt Henman is part of the widely publicised Dereham Education and Soccer Academy (DESA) trip to America and will miss this afternoon's Ryman League North clash at Aldiss Park.

And the Magpies manager admits he's got little to worry about ahead of the clash having seen his side reach their second Norfolk Senior Cup final in a row in midweek at King's Lynn.

Henman, who was sent to the stands during the controversial semi-final, said: 'The nice thing for me is that we've got to a final, we're in a reasonable position in the league with young players, and even more than that I'm going to be in Las Vegas with the academy for 10 days and leaving Simmo to it.

'All joking aside, it's a lovely feeling to work really hard and have a great trip with DESA knowing we've got a lot to look forward to at Dereham between now and the end of the season when I get back.'


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Luke Tuttle, Ryan Crisp and Sam Borrer netted in the victory against Lynn's second string.

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