Thurlow Nunn League: Norwich United hoping to wrap up title at Walsham le Willows

Norwich United boss John Edridge can probably smell the champagne. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United boss John Edridge can probably smell the champagne. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Norwich United's Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division waiting game could finally be over this evening.

The Planters have dominated their defence of the Eastern Counties set-up's top-flight, looking nothing short of champions-elect all season.

A 31st win of the season on Saturday at home to fourth-placed Felixstowe & Walton United would have been enough to clinch back-to-back titles. But unfortunately the rain curtailed that fixture.

United's patience will pay off tonight however if they win at Walsham-le-Willows to get the job done.

A victory would ensure Godmanchester Rovers, third, no longer have a mathematical chance of creating a sensational comeback.


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Elsewhere, relegation-threatened duo Fakenham Town, at home to Mildenhall Town, and Swaffham Town – who visit Ipswich Wanderers – will be in action.

In the First Division, King's Lynn Town Reserves travel to Haverhill Borough.

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Last night, Great Yarmouth Town took another big step towards promotion when they beat visitors AFC Sudbury Reserves 2-0.

Both goals came in the first half, with Sean Perfect opening the scoring and Chaz McAra making it 2-0 after some good work by Peter Oldham and Declan McAvoy.

Meanwhile Downham were held to a goalless draw at home to Debenham.

In the Premier Division Kirkley and Pakefield returned from Saffron Walden Town with an impressive 2-0 win.

Their goals were scored by Ross Gilfedder and Jack Herbert.

Wisbech Town had a good night, claiming a 2-1 home win over Holbeach in the UCL League.

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