Weekend preview: Horsford and Swardeston meet in derby clash

The top two in the East Anglian Premier League face each other tomorrow as Horsford host Swardeston at Manor Park.

Chris Brown's Horsford side moved to the top last weekend after their 96-run win at Copdock, while Swardeston are four points behind them following their 69-run victory against Cambridge Granta.

Vauxhall Mallards, in third, host fourth-placed Saffron Walden at Brundall.

Great Witchingham have drawn all three of their completed fixtures to date and they go in search of a first win at home to Sudbury.

Norfolk Alliance Premier Division leaders Norwich face North Runcton at Postwick and second-placed Fakenham are at Diss.

n Holders Vauxhall Mallards enter the Carter Cup at the second round stage this Sunday.

Paul Bradshaw's side, who beat Horsford in the final last year, face Alliance Premier Division side Diss at Brundall.

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Horsford and Swardeston also face potentially tricky ties against Alliance Premier opposition, with Horsford at home to Sprowston and Swardeston travelling to Downham.

The fourth EAPL side, Great Witchingham, will be strong favourites for their tie at Alliance Division Two team Hethersett & Tas Valley.

There is guaranteed to be a team from Alliance Division Three in the quarter-finals, as Garboldisham play Swaffham in the second round on Sunday. Elsewhere, Mattishall host Ashmanhaugh & Barton Wanderers, North Runcton are at home to Fakenham and Acle make the short trip to Norwich.

n See tomorrow's EDP for a full list of the weekend's fixtures.