Thurlow Nunn League preview: Premier Division leaders Dereham Town go in search of another win

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman is refusing to take his eye off the ball ahead of his side's trip to relegation-threatened Wivenhoe.

The Magpies, who have been to forced to replay their game with Diss Town after fielding an ineligible player in the original fixture, will be looking to continue their charge towards the title by claiming another victory.

The Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders – now four points clear of closest rivals Wisbech Town – have won their last 10 matches and know another triumph today would help ease the pressure ahead of Tuesday's top-of-the-table clash against the Fenmen.

And Henman insists he is fully focused on the task at hand, rather than concentrating on next week's nigh-on title decider.

The Magpies' boss said: 'We have got the luxury of knowing Tuesday isn't critical for us. But it's important we concentrate on Wivenhoe.

'We won't be resting players, unless they have any niggles, and we'll be putting out a strong team. If we win today we put more pressure on the pack that are chasing us. We won't be taking Wivenhoe lightly. 'Wisbech went there and beat them with a late goal so we know they're very difficult to break down. But we're looking forward to it and we're hoping to carry on our good run.'

Shaun Bammant (hamstring) is unlikely to be risked while Nicky Howell is unavailable as he sits out a one-game suspension.

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Steve Appleby's second-placed side, who have played a game more than the league leaders, will be looking to keep up their championship challenge with a victory at eighth-placed Hadleigh United.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Diss Town travel to Ely City hoping to keep their noses out of trouble at the bottom-end of the table. Norwich United and Gorleston are also on the road. The latter visit FC Clacton while the former are away to Felixstowe & Walton United.

In Division One, Fakenham Town, fourth, are at Long Melford, Downham Town visit Swaffron Walden Town and Great Yarmouth Town travel to Brightlingsea Regent.

Swaffham Town are aiming to keep their top-six ambitions alive – as well as hoping for a better display from the officials – at Ipswich Wanderers.

Pedlars boss Paul Hunt, whose side lost 5-0 at home to Brightlingsea last weekend, said: 'They had a striker who tried to bully our youngest lad all game. He did all sorts of tricks. And the linesman missed it all.

'Then, the most basic decision, when he was offside, he missed that. I really felt aggrieved. They were bad decisions. 5-0 was not a reflection on the game. I've never gone into a referee's changing room after a game and I'm not one to focus on a ref. We all make mistakes. But for the first time, I went in to speak to him. I couldn't let him think he had done his job well.'

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