Great Yarmouth Sport

Fri, 15:16

Newinn Shadow gave a sure-footed run to claim the East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth Stadium and make history by giving his trainer Charles Lister a 12th win in the event.

K9 Fight Team’s Monsoon Rising event at the Ocean Rooms was a packed out show with great results for local fighters.


Great Yarmouth Swimming Club hosted another successful development gala at the UEA pool in Norwich on Saturday.


There was a mixed bag of results for Great Yarmouth Sunday League teams in the first rounds of their respective County Cups.

Mitch Forbes

Things were looking up on Saturday as, at event number 439, a drone camera was used to record the Gorleston Cliffs parkrun for the first time.


Norfolk Sport

Lowestoft began another new era with defeat in their first game since chairman Gary Keyzor announced he was stepping down from his role. Keyzor has left the post for work-related reasons although he is considering staying on as a director. On the field, Town suffered their sixth defeat in eight games, which has left them third from bottom of the table. Town were without Travis Cole, who was starting a three-match suspension, and also had Rory McAuley and Callum White unavailable, leaving Freddie Westlake partnering Dean Leacock in the centre of defence. Staines looked sharp up front from the start and it took an excellent Leacock tackle to deny Jonathan Hippolyte an early goal. After weathering that early storm Lowestoft took the lead with the best goal of the game, Jacek Zielonka smashing the ball into the top corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area. But Staines were level just four minutes later. Mohammed Bettamer was able to turn Harry Barker before shooting past Ben Dudzinski from six yards. The pace and movement of the Staines forwards was causing Lowestoft massive problems, with Dudzinski called upon to save from both Max Worsfold and Hippolyte. It was no real surprise when the Swans took the lead after 28 minutes as Bettamer played a great ball through the Town defence for Hippolyte to slot past Dudzinski. The Blues keeper was having another busy afternoon and produced another superb stop to deny Daniel Brown as Staines threatened to run riot. Lowestoft’s stretched defensive resources suffered a further blow in the 39th minute when Ollie Humphrey fell after making a challenge and was carried off on a stretcher with what looked a serious injury. Lowestoft looked more competitive in the second period with sub Andrew Fisk tightening up the midfield, but it was Staines who hit the next goal in the 57th minute when a quick counter saw Hippolyte beat the offside shout to run through from 40 yards out to shoot past Dudzinski. Lowestoft were leaving huge gaps at the back as they tried to press forward and nearly paid the penalty as Bettamer’s strike cannoned off the bar. Lowestoft were still looking to claw a goal back as the game came to an end with Rossi Jarvis inches too high from a Leacock knockdown but there was also danger at the other end as Dudzinski raced from his area to deny Elliott Buchanan with an excellent tackle. Staines: Driscoll, Webb, Miller-Rodney, B Brown, Martin, Gough, Hippolyte (Buchanan 57), Ahmidi, D Brown, Bettamer (Baptiste 89), Worsfold (Driver 80), Subs not used: Daly, Brewer. Lowestoft: Dudzinski, Barker, Humphrey (Fisk 39), Smith, Westlake, Leacock, Zielonka (Greenleaf 67), Jarvis, Reed, Hodd (Nyadzayo 81), Bammant, Sub not used: Putnins. Referee: C Wicks Attendance: 199

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Lowestoft Town

Lowestoft began another new era with defeat in their first game since chairman Gary Keyzor announced he was stepping down from his role.

Dereham Town’s hopes of ending a winless four-game streak were ended by an injury-time equaliser at Aldiss Park. The Magpies led 2-0 and then 3-1, but were denied a valuable victory. The game had started well for Dereham – although Barking missed a good chance in the seventh minute when Dan Gilchrist headed over from point blank range, the hosts opened the scoring two minutes later. Sam Garner and Danny Beaumont combined well to set Joe Gatting free. The striker’s shot was saved by keeper Ollie Bowers, but he pulled the rebound back to Ashley Jarvis who tapped home from close range in the ninth minute. The Magpies were passing fluently and playing good football, but keeper Elliot Pride had to race off his line to claim from the feet of Knight and then stopped the same player after Alan Taylor had played him in. The Magpies then made it 2-0 with a well-worked goal; Beaumont chipped the ball into the path of Rhys Logan who travelled to the byline before crossing to Jarvis who netted his second in the 26th minute. Beaumont then fired wide as Dereham continued to dominate, although Pride twice denied Gilchrist as Barking looked to reduce the deficit before the break. Barking did pull one back after the restart when Taylor netted from close range after Knight’s effort hit the bar. Within minutes Dereham restored their two-goal cushion after Jarvis curled a lovely ball in to the path of Gatting who progressed before coolly beating the advancing keeper with a classy finish in the 48th minute. Once again Barking battled back and in the 54th minute Jay Knight cut inside from the right and fired into the corner of Pride’s net. The game was now open with chances at both ends, but it was the visitors who had the final say as Goldy Capella rose well in the crowded box to head home Theo Ola’s cross for the equaliser. Dereham: Pride, Garner, Anema (Frary 43), Linford (Ebbage 92), Eastoe-Smith, Castellan, Logan, Hinton, Gatting, Beaumont, Jarvis (Murphy 69). Subs not used: S Dodden, A Bean. Barking: Bowles, Abiola, Marfo, Willis, Adeyehi, Okwera, Ola, Gilchrist, Knight (Shaban 60), Krashiqi, Taylor (Capella 67). Subs not used: Putt, Tarbard. Ref: C Walchester Att: 114

45 minutes ago

Dereham Town’s hopes of ending a winless four-game streak were ended by an injury-time equaliser at Aldiss Park.

First-half goals from Craig Parker and Ryan Hawkins provided the perfect tonic for King’s Lynn Town as they saw off league leaders Tiverton.

Ryan Jarvis

Two north Norfolk mums who have kicked off a new Under 8s team at Sheringham Football Club are appealing for more players to join.

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher has warned his squad that no-one is safe after seeing the Blues tumble out of the FA Cup at home to Harlow Town.

Ady Gallagher

Norwich City

Back at Carrow Road we found ourselves facing Lee Johnson’s in-form Bristol City, unbeaten in nine games with the current leading goalscorer in the league – this could be a real test for our new-found solid defence, having kept a clean sheet in the previous three league games.


Mario Vrancic and Wes Hoolahan both picked up knocks during Norwich City’s 0-0 draw with Bristol City but head coach Daniel Farke hopes both will be fine to travel to Middlesbrough on Tuesday.

Norwich City

Our Norwich City correspondent David Freezer has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 0-0 home draw with Bristol City.

Yanic Wildschut

Our latest player watch followed the fortunes of striker Cameron Jerome during Norwich City’s 0-0 draw with Bristol City at Carrow Road.

Norwich City


Norwich City Council

I can still remember when the announcement came through that Norwich was to be one of a handful of places to benefit from millions of pounds of cash designed to improve cycling routes in the city.

Boxing could do with any bad press right now. Dodgy judging at massive world title fights, freak shows between gold-encrusted fighters who should know better, and celebrities who think the ability to remain fit and throw a punch entitles them to be called pro boxers.

I should go on holiday more often. When I left these shores two weeks ago the effects of two thumping away defeats were weighing heavily on the pre-season positivity of most Canary fans and there were even dire predictions of a season battling relegation doing the rounds on social media.


So the thing is, with this week’s column I really wanted to get to the heart of such a crucial issue. That’s what I hope, so that when it comes to the crunch and we all think about what things could look like, with our partisan specs and love for the game, which is a really good game of course…

Norwich City

Chris Wilder’s post-match interview after the Bramall Lane game was one of the worst cases of sour grapes I have ever witnessed. He blamed everyone and everything – apart from himself and his players for their loss against a rejuvenated Norwich City.


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