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Action from Kirkley & Pakefield's 1-0 win at Fakenham Town, orange, last weekend. Picture: TONY MILES

Matt Blake struck a late equaliser to keep Norwich United in the FA Cup last night.

Matt Blake
Action from the Norwich United's clash with Saffron Walden (red).
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The new season may be barely a week old, but it’s already time to sprinkle a little FA Cup magic over local clubs

A host of non-league clubs were up for the cup on Saturday.

The away teams had the upper hand in the Norfolk derbies as the battle for extra preliminary round progression took centre stage.

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Norwich United v Saffron Walden football action.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich United started the new season in fine – and familiar – style as they began the defence of their Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title with a win.

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Gary Setchell was all smiles as Lynn beat Rugby thanks to a strike from debutant Jake Speight. Picture: IAN BURT

New King’s Lynn Town striker Jake Speight gave the Linnets a hard-fought 1-0 win at Rugby Town in their penultimate pre-season friendly.

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Lowestoft Town, blue, and Gorleston are back in action today. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

A host of the area’s semi-professional clubs will continue their preparations for the forthcoming season this afternoon.

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Ricci Butler will be passing on more instructions today when his part-time players take on Norwich City in a pre-season friendly. Picture: ROB COLMAN

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler will be pinching himself this afternoon when he shares the same touchline as Alex Neil.

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FA Vase trophy

Non-league teams competing in the FA Trophy and FA Vase competitions have today discovered who they will face in the early rounds this season.

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Non-league teams begin the road to Wembley in the FA Cup extra preliminary round. Picture: PA

Non-league teams entering the FA Cup have today discovered who they will face in the early qualifying rounds in the world’s most famous cup competition.

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Gorleston will be managed by another 'new' face next season. Picture: BILL SMITH

New Gorleston boss Ricci Butler insists he is fulfilling a lifelong ambition by climbing into the Emerald Park hotseat.

Ricci Butler
Great Yarmouth Town FC V Debenham at the Wellesley in Great Yarmouth.
Ricci Butler.

Picture: James Bass

Boss Ricci Butler has been rewarded with an excellent first season in management by filling the short-lived vacancy at higher-level Gorleston.

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Boxing Day football action between Kirkley and Gorleston.
Gorleston manager Richard Daniels.

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Richard Daniels’ second spell as Gorleston manager has come to an end after a disappointing season in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Richard Daniels
Gorleston captain Andrew Howell lifts the Norfolk Senior Cup after beating Wroxham at Carrow Road last season. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich City’s qualification for the Sky Bet Championship play-offs has caused three Norfolk cup finals to be rearranged – although all three will still be played at Carrow Road.

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Great Yarmouth Town (in white) playing AFC Sudbury Res. Squad, in the Thurlow Nunn Div one cup match at Woodbridge.

Cup final defeat may have been a disappointing way to end the season for Great Yarmouth Town, but manager Ricci Butler is confident about his side’s future.

Ricci Butler
Norwich United celebrating taking the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich United will attempt to clinch a league and cup double this afternoon and sign off the most successful season in their history.

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Mitch Forbes scored for Yarmouth at Saffron Walden.

Ricci Butler insists Great Yarmouth Town’s season is far from over, despite the agony of missing out on promotion to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

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Action from Great Yarmouth shock 3-0 home defeat to Debenham last weekend. Picture: James Bass

There are no promotion play-offs in the Thurlow Nunn League – but the final round of matches in Division One has thrown up a mouth-watering winner-takes-all showdown with a place in the top flight at stake.

Premier Division
Great Yarmouth Town FC V Debenham at the Wellesley in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Swaffham Town and Long Melford are celebrating after gaining promotion to the Premier Division.

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Action from Swaffham Town's 1-1 draw with Stowmarket (red) at Shoemakers Lane, Jack Redhead just short of connecting to steal a Swaffham goal. Picture: Eddie Deane

With the Premier Division title already wrapped up for Norwich United, attentions turn to the battle for the First Division crown.

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Damian Hilton has led Norwich United to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title.

Norwich United have won the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division after a 1-0 over FC Clacton.

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Diss, orange, will be playing Thurlow Nunn First Division football next season. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Boss Mark Reeve believes top-flight relegation will provide the perfect reality check for Diss Town.

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Former Downham Town manager Mark Reeve has been unable to prevent Diss Town's slide towards relegation. Picture: Simon Finlay

A credible away point was not enough to prevent Diss Town’s long-standing threat of Premier Division relegation from becoming a reality.

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Action from Swaffham Town's 3-1 home win against Cornard United (blue) at Shoemakers Lane, Matthew Castellan's glancing header for Swaffham's third. Picture: Eddie Deane

The Premier Division’s joint top scorer Matt Blake scored the vital goal for leaders Norwich United in a 1-0 win at Hadleigh United.

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Ross King was on target for Kirkley & Pakefield against Newmarket last night. Picture: MICK HOWES

The champagne is on ice for Premier Division leaders Norwich United – manager Damian Hilton is not ready to pop the cork on any title celebrations yet though.

Damian Hilton
Mike Derbyshire during his team as manager of Great Yarmouth Town. Picture: Mike Derbyshire

Mike Derbyshire is aiming to get his managerial career back on track at Almary Green Anglian Combination Premier Division side Cromer Town.

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Norwich United FC (yellow/blue) against Godmanchester Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division. Lee Mason and Matthew Daniels, right, for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United took a huge step towards the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title thanks to a 2-1 victory over nearest rivals Godmanchester Rovers.

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Paul Cook (right) fired Norwich United into the Thurlow Nunn League Cup final in midweek. Picture by Daniel Hambury/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich United will take a big step towards the Premier Division title if they emerge victorious from this afternoon’s top-of-the-table clash with Godmanchester.

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Mark Reeve. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Relegation-threatened Diss Town showed they are not going to go down without a fight by recording a fine 1-0 win at Whitton United.

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King's Lynn Town Reserves v Great Yarmouth at The Walks last weekend. Picture: Ian Burt

Swaffham Town kicked off the Thurlow Nunn League’s ‘Groundhopper Weekend’ last night with a 3-1 home derby win against Downham Town.

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King's Lynn Town Reserves v Great Yarmouth at The Walks. Picture: Ian Burt

Two Norfolk sides increased their chances of gaining promotion from the First Division with excellent results.

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James Dean in action for Thetford Town against Kirkley & Pakefield at Mundford Road. Picture: Sonya Duncan

The chase for the Premier Division title gets back underway against Mildenhall for Norwich United today.

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Wroxham boss Stewart Larter is looking to repeat the Norfolk Senior Cup success he had with Gorleston last season.

Wroxham will be looking to reach their third successive Norfolk Senior Cup final when they entertain Thurlow Nunn high-flyers Norwich United tonight.

Matt Blake
Damian Hilton. Picture: SEB DALY/FOCUS IMAGES

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders Norwich United were afforded extra time to prepare for their Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final, after their top-of-the-table clash with Godmanchester was postponed.

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