Non-League Football

Norwich United made it four wins out of four as Ben Fowkes' late double sealed all three points at Brantham Athletic in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Adam Gusterson has targeted a battle at the top end of the table as Dereham begin their BetVictor North Division campaign today.

Norwich City Ladies go into their new season this weekend with a new head coach - and plenty of optimism.

Norwich United will be looking to make it four out of four on Saturday afternoon when they visit Brantham.

If ever there was proof that the FA Cup can be a great leveller, it was proved by Gorleston and Norwich United as the road to glory began at the weekend.

The road to glory dominates local football this weekend as the FA Cup gets into swing with extra preliminary round matches.

Local football's staggered start begins on Saturday as the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League kicks off in earnest.

Kirkley & Pakefield have been drawn at home to Wroxham in the FA Cup.

Kirkley & Pakefield have announced Gary McGee as their new first team manager.

The popularity of women's football is hitting new heights in our region, as the country prepares to cheer on England against the USA in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup.

Norwich & District Sunday League secretary Ben Casey has labelled the number of call-offs over the course of last season as 'ridiculous'.

Harleston Town have appointed Nicky Howell and Nathan Stone as joint managers after the club were unsuccessful in their appeal against relegation to the Anglian Combination Premier Division.

Former Dereham Town midfielder Luke Hannant has jumped at the chance to return to Cambridge United, after bringing an end to his time at Port Vale.

Dereham Town joint boss Adam Gusterson wants the Magpies to provide "a fitting end" to their season when they take on Thetford Town in the final of the Norfolk Senior Cup at Carrow Road this evening (kick-off 7.30pm).

Great Yarmouth Town's season long battle against relegation from the top flight of the Thurlow Nunn League suffered a huge setback when they were beaten 2-1 at home by fellow strugglers Long Melford.

I'm sure Adam Mason won't mind me mentioning this, but in the context of this column, it is more than apt.

Great Yarmouth Town will be looking to take a giant step towards Thurlow Nunn Premier Division safety when they welcome strugglers Long Melford to the Wellesley.

Great Yarmouth Town joint bosses Adam Mason and Martyn Sinclair have announced they will be stepping down at the end of the season.

Swaffham Town cranked up the pressure on Thurlow Nunn Fist Division North leaders Harleston with a big win.

Norfolk Under-18s lost their grip on the FA County Youth Cup at the weekend when they were beaten 3-0 by Manchester in the final at Rochdale's Spotlands Stadium.

Norfolk head north on Saturday bidding to retain their FA County Youth Cup crown.

Wroxham went down to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Brantham in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Dereham Town will look to move further away from the relegation zone and get an early start on their rivals when they entertain Bury on Friday night (7.45pm).

Dereham Town have to settle for a share of the spoils after late goal whilst Ben Fowkes hits four on Norwich United debut

There's a big difference between a comfort zone and a relegation zone - and Dereham Town boss Adam Gusterson wants his side in neither.

The pressure may be off Dereham Town when they carry the underdog tag at Bostik North high-fliers Maldon & Tiptree today, but manager Adam Gusterson has insisted the Magpies will be able to cope with "a different challenge".

Dereham recovered from an early shock to cruise through to the Norfolk Senior Cup final with a 6-1 thrashing of Swaffham at the FDC in Bowthorpe.

Can Dereham keep their run going? Will Wroxham stay in the race? Who wins the big Anglian Combination match of the day? CHRIS LAKEY takes a look at this weekend's local football action

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