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Great Yarmouth Town proved they are a match for anyone in the First Division when they ended leaders’ Wivenhoe’s long winning run.

Wayne Anderson
Ricci Butler, left, is staying at Emerald Park after a change of heart. Picture: JAMES BASS

Chairman Alan Gordon insists the row that caused manager Ricci Butler to temporarily quit Gorleston had nothing to do with football, writes Gavin Caney.

Richard Daniels
Robbie Harris in action for Fakenham Town earlier this season. Picture: TONY MILES

Robbie Harris is desperate for Fakenham Town to hand him the perfect parting gift.

Wayne Anderson
Dereham Town, black and white, in Norfolk Senior Cup action against Spixworth. Picture: JOE SAYER/NORFOLK FA

Dereham Town have secured one victory already today as they prepare to reignite their Ryman League North play-off push.

Non-league
Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, Norwich United v Thetford Town at Plantation Park, Blofield. Norwich Utd's Matt Blake Photo : Steve Adams

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler has urged his team to put a disappointing away day behind them.

Peter Lambert
Ady Ager scores the second goal for Yarmouth, amber, during their 5-1 win over Cornard on Saturday.			Picture: STEVE WOOD

Thetford Town’s progress under Danny White will face its sternest examination against Premier Division leaders Norwich United.

Adam Mason
Action from Swaffham's (black and white) 5-2 defeat against Godmanchester.

Norwich United took time off from league duties to ease into the semi-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Declan McAvoy
Fakenham Town's players mob Robbie Harris after his late, late equaliser. Picture: TONY MILES

Fakenham Town have the chance to steal a march on one of their main relegation rivals this afternoon.

Robbie Harris
Shaun Hunsdon celebrates opening the scoring for Thetford in their 4-4 draw at Kirkley & Pakefield. Pictures: Nick Butcher

Walmer Road was the place to be for entertainment in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, where Kirkley & Pakefield played out an eight-goal thriller with Thetford.

Ross King
Matt Blake, right, has been a key part of Norwich United's recent dominance. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Damian Hilton has a New Year’s resolution which will terrify his managerial rivals – making Norwich United even better!

Damian Hilton
Gorleston Town FC (green) V Kirkley and Pakefield FC (blue) at Emerald Park.
Boxing Day football.

Picture: James Bass

The bragging rights were shared as Gorleston and Kirkley & Pakefield played out a 1-1 draw.

Joe Jackson
The players of Kirkley, blue, are in Boxing Day action at 11am. Picture: MICK HOWES

Boss Gaven Tipple has got his Kirkley & Pakefield players in the mood for festive football by refusing to play Scrooge.

Chris Sandford
Football action between Yarmouth Town and Halstead Town (red)

Goals were the order of the day as local clubs gave themselves pre-Christmas treats – while some had to settle for the odd turkey.

Ross King
Action from Norwich Uniteds 3-0 loss at Godmanchester recently. Picture: HELEN DRAKE

The title charge of Norwich United can resume this afternoon, with Newmarket Town in line to bear the brunt of some pent up frustration.

Lynn Reserves
Sam Garner lobs the Long Melford keeper to score in Fakenham Town's weekend win. Picture: TONY MILES

Attentions turn to the bottom half of the table in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division today, as Fakenham Town look to continue their revival.

Gorleston
Shaun Bammant scored twice for Lowestoft in their Suffolk Premier Cup win at Haverhill. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Town remain on course to retain the Suffolk Premier Cup after a 4-2 win at Haverhill Rovers saw the Blues progress to the semi-finals.

Lynn Reserves
Damian Hilton.

Norwich United’s seemingly inevitable charge to the Premier Division title took a severe dent as they were beaten 3-0 at Godmanchester.

Lynn Reserves
Action from when Norwich United,  yellow, took on Godmanchester earlier this year. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Two unbeaten records will be put on the line when the Premier Division champions visit one of their main title rivals.

Damian Hilton
Lynn's Jack Frohawk. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town Reserves moved into the last eight of the Norfolk Senior Cup with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Downham Town at The Walks last night.

Lynn Reserves

The fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup has again been hit by postponements.

Downham Town
Lewy Thompson will take charge of Downham Town this evening.

Downham Town head to King’s Lynn as they begin the search for their fourth manager in two years, writes Gavin Caney.

Thurlow Nunn League
Jamie Speller scored Norwich Uniteds winner against Harleston. Picture by Seb Daly/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich United avoided a potential banana skin as they scraped through to the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup with a narrow 1-0 victory over Harleston Town.

Ross King
Joel Watts scored a hat-trick for Gorleston. Picture: David Hardy

The east coast wasn’t the place to be for good weather or bright news for teams in the FA Vase.

Robbie Harris
Gorleston, green, will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Ipswich Wanderers, blue, on Saturday. Picture: JAMES BASS

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler admits to having doubts his side can make it all the way to Wembley in the FA Vase – but would love to be proved wrong.

Damian Hilton
Matt Blake, right, is 100 not out at Plantation Park. Picture: BILL SMITH

Rampant Matt Blake went nap as he closed in on a stunning century of Norwich United goals.

Ross King
FA Vase action from Emerald Park between Gorleston and London Tigers. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Improving Gorleston’s development is more than a month ahead of where Ricci Butler expected it to be.

The Greens
Gorleston, green, in FA Vase action on Saturday. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Norwich United, Kirkley & Pakefield and Gorleston have all been drawn at home in the next round of the FA Vase.

FA Vase
Celebration time for Gorleston as another one hits the back of the net in the 6-3 win over London Tigers. Photo: NICK BUTCHER

It was a mixed weekend for the region’s sides in the FA Vase with just two from a possible six progressing to the second round.

Joel Watts
Steve Shipley side-foots NorwichUnited's opener shortly before half-time. Photo : Steve Adams

Norwich United extended their lead at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division thanks to a 4-0 win over FC Clacton.

Lynn Reserves
Jack Defty - crucial to Swaffham's success. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town chairman Mick Simmons believes the club is in very safe hands following the appointment of Matthew Parkinson and Scott Lumsden as joint managers.

Paul Hunt
Lynn were left on their knees by Barwell's late FA Cup winner on Saturday. Picture: LINDSEY PARNABY/FOCUS IMAGES

King’s Lynn Town will try to pick themselves up from their FA Cup heartbreak at Barton Rovers this evening.

non-league
Christy Finch, right, celebrates finding the net during his Gorleston days. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Striker Christy Finch has signed a contract with Ryman League Premier Division Leiston.

Non-league
Norwich United are flying high again.

Champions Norwich United recorded their biggest win of the season to extend their lead at the top of the Premier Division.

Damian Hilton
Gorleston will be hoping there are more celebrations to be had this afternoon.	Picture: DAVID HARDY

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler believes the pressures of modern life is making it even harder to manage a non-league side.

The Greens
Ady Ager in the blue of Great Yarmouth Town.

Great Yarmouth Town will have to do it the hard way again if they want to prolong their dreams of reaching Wembley.

FA Vase
Alex Vincent was in goalscoring form for Swaffham on Saturday. Picture: EDDIE DEANE

A wonder strike from Tom Daniels sparked wild scenes as Great Yarmouth Town avoided an FA Vase replay by the skin of their teeth.

Kyle Plumb
Fakenham will be hoping to enjoy only their third victory of the season this afternoon as they prepare for FA Vase action. Picture: TONY MILES

Diss Town’s history is steeped in FA Vase tradition – but that will matter not a jot to the side they take on this afternoon.

Robbie Harris
FA Cup second qualifying round match between Kirkley and Hitchin Town.

Kirkley & Pakefield’s FA Cup dream was extinguished, but not without putting up a fight against Hitchin in the second qualifying round at Walmer Road.

Matt Blake
Kirkley & Pakefield manager Gaven Tipple.

One of the biggest matches in the history of Kirkley & Pakefield will be held at Walmer Road today, when the Royals attempt to reach the third qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time.

Robbie Harris
Gorleston, green, will be hoping for a better 90 minutes than they endured on Saturday. Picture: DAVID HARDY

Gorleston will look to bounce back from their weekend humbling when they host Walsham-le-Willows.

Ricci Butler
Robbie Harris, the new first-team boss of Fakenham Town, shows the strain during the Ghosts' weekend defeat. Picture: IAN BURT

Rock-bottom Premier Division outfit Fakenham Town will continue their hunt for a first league win of the season under a new manager.

Wayne Anderson
It's been a good week for Dereham Town.

Great Yarmouth Town will be looking for an instant response this weekend after being brought down to earth with a bump.

Premier Division
Kyle Baker. Picture: STEVE WOOD

Kirkley & Pakefield will join King’s Lynn Town and Lowestoft Town in today’s FA Cup draw after matching their best ever run in the competition.

Kyle Baker
Thetford v Blackstones, Bruno Tavares in action.

Thetford Town fell at the first hurdle in the FA Vase, losing 3-2 at home to UCL outfit Blackstones in the first qualifying round.

Lynn Reserves
Alex Vincent unable to gain control for Swaffham in their 2-2 draw with Haverhill Rovers at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane

Walsham le Willows may feel the pent up frustration of league leaders Norwich United at Plantation Park this afternoon.

Lynn Reserves
FA Cup - Wroxham v Fakenham Town at Trafford Park. Photo : Steve Adams

Thetford Town’s interim management team got off to a losing start in what will surely go down as one of the most bizarre games in this season’s FA Cup.

Ross King
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.

Mark Scott
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.

Paul Hunt
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.

Declan McAvoy

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