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Action from Gorleston's 3-3 draw at Thetford earlier this season. Picture: DAVID HARDY

Norfolk rivals Gorleston and Thetford Town meet in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division today, with both teams badly in need of a win.

The Thurlow Nunn Premier Division is becoming a two-horse race as top pair Norwich United and Godmanchester picked up impressive victories.

Mark Reeve's Diss Town side host Norwich United at Brewers Green Lane today. Picture: Simon Finlay

Norwich United must return their focus to league action today, as their FA Vase adventure is put on the back burner until mid-January.

Ross King scored twice for Kirkley & Pakefield against Diss. Pictures: MICK HOWES

Norwich United and Great Yarmouth Town will go into the hat for the FA Vase draw today – but only one is guaranteed a place in the last 32.

Norfolk Senior Cup, Mulbarton v Diss Town.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The Wembley dream is still alive for Norwich United and Great Yarmouth.

Great Yarmouth celebrating their Vase win at Waltham Forest. Picture: David Bauckham

The second round of the FA Vase takes centre stage for Eastern Counties League teams this afternoon.

Mike Derbyshire, left, departed Diss at the weekend.

Diss Town have moved quickly to fill their vacant manager’s position by bringing Mark Reeve back to the club.

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: Will Dunger, whose dad Paul used to be a Fakenham Town goalkeeper, produces a fine save to tip over a Bungay effort while playing for the Ghosts' reserves. Picture: TONY MILES

Fakenham Town have another opportunity to show they’ve more than found their feet in the top flight.

Norwich United striker Matt Blake. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich United show no signs of giving up top spot during their 7-0 demolition of Ely City.

Norwich United, yellow, in action against Wisbech Town earlier this term. Picture: BILL SMITH

Norwich United have strengthened their Premier Division title tilt by bringing a familiar face back to Plantation Park.

Gorleston, green, visit Holbeach United today. Picture: DAVID HARDY

Gorleston face a daunting trip to Holbeach United as they begin their FA Vase journey.

Gorleston returned to winning ways in spectacular fashion last night when they won 5-0 at Premier Division strugglers Walsham-le-Willows.

Diss Town need to get some more points on the board, and fast, if they are to not get cut adrift at the foot of the table. Picture: JOHN HUTTON

Diss Town have another chance this evening to prove their first Premier Division victory of the season was not a false dawn.

Thetford v Whitton Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Norwich United are flying the Norfolk flag as they continue their charge at the summit of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham during their 1-0 Norfolk Senior Cup win against Hempnall last weekend. Picture: Eddie Deane

Diss Town look to build on midweek cup success today when they host Norfolk rivals Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Ross King is congratulated by his team mates having just scored the equaliser for Kirkley & Pakefield in a 3-3 draw at Hadleight United. Picture: Steve Wood

League leaders Norwich United will look to start strengthening their position at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division table this afternoon.

Norwich United boss Damian Hilton. Picture: Bill Smith

In-form Norwich United will go top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division tonight, if they can get at least a point at home against Norfolk rivals Thetford Town.

Action from Great Yarmouth Town's draw with March Town at the Wellesley. Picture: James Bass

Norwich United are on the coat-tails of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders as the balance of power shifted at the weekend.

Gorlestons Scott Manning (left) in action against Hadleigh.   Photo: DAVID HARDY

Premier Division Gorleston will be hoping to build on last weekend’s victory over previously unbeaten leaders Hadleigh United when they visit Thetford Town.

Ben Boyce found the net for Fakenham Town. Picture: TONY MILES

Matty Franks’ scrambled winner three minutes from time settled a pulsating FA Vase second qualifying round encounter as Fakenham saw off Mildenhall at Clipbush Park.

Fakenham manger Wayne Anderson, left, and coach Neil Jarvis will be looking to mastermind a Ghosts' win in the FA Vase this afternoon. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Fakenham Town kick off their FA Vase campaign this afternoon with the visit of Mildenhall Town – and a quick chance to put right an earlier league defeat.

Barwell v Norwich United

Norwich United will be in the hat for today’s FA Cup third qualifying round draw after gaining an impressive draw at Barwell.

Manager Wayne Anderson says he will not be pushing any panic buttons after Fakenham Town’s difficult run in the Premier Division.

The future's bright, the future's orange is a saying that some feel doesn't apply to Diss right now after their torrid start to the season. Picture: Mick Howes

Diss Town’s start to the season went from bad to worse as they suffered an embarrassing 7-0 defeat at home to Godmanchester in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

GOAL: Kirkley and Pakefield FC's Kyle Baker (blue) celebrates a goal during their FA Vase win over Diss at Walmer Road. Pictures: MICK HOWES

Diss Town will be looking to finally end their barren start to the term at the 10th time of asking.

FA Cup match, Norwich United v Wisbech Town. Norwich number ten celebrates the only goal of the game. Photo: Bill Smith

Matt Blake got the only goal to secure Norwich United’s passage into the second qualifying round of the FA Cup against Wisbech Town.

Richard Daniels when he refereed. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Premier Division Gorleston have another chance to prove the doubters wrong when they welcome Brantham Athletic.

Matt Blake scored the only goal in Norwich United's FA Cup match against Deeping Rangers Photo: Bill Smith

Red-hot Norwich United will hope to extend their 100pc start at Plantation Park when they host Wisbech Town.

Swaffham Town's (white) Mikey Thompson riding a challenge under the watch of Matthew Castellan during their side's FA Vase defeat at Yaxley. Picture: Eddie Deane

Thetford Town’s impressive start to the season has continued with progress in the FA Vase against local rivals Ely City.

Ally McKenna about to fire in another winner for Gorleston.

Friends Mark Scott and Brady Stone will become rivals as the FA Vase’s road to Wembley begins.

Swaffham Town's players, white, have enjoyed an excellent start to the campaign. Picture: Eddie Deane

Wisbech Town boss Dick Creasey got the response he demanded as the Fenmen squeezed Kirkley & Pakefield out of the FA Cup.

Callum Reed, yellow, won't be troubling the Royals after he left Wisbech to join Yaxley earlier this week. Picture: IAN BURT

Wisbech Town boss Dick Creasey wants his players to show their worth against old Thurlow Nunn League rivals Kirkley & Pakefield.

Robbie Harris was at the double in Fakenham's win over Haverhill Rovers.

Norwich United kept up their 100 per cent winning start to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division season with a 4-0 win over Whitton United.

Matt Blake, right, scored the only goal in Norwich United's FA Cup match against Deeping Rangers Photo: Bill Smith

Six of our area’s sides kept their FA Cup dreams alive while three fell at the first hurdle of the extra-preliminary round.

The Tangerines of Diss Town have started the season poorly. Picture: John Hutton.

Diss Town will be looking to end their winless start to the season this afternoon when they welcome in-form Holbeach United in the FA Cup extra preliminary round.

Fakenham Town v Hadleigh United. Picture: Ian Burt

Fakenham’s return to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division saw them narrowly defeated 1-0 by Hadleigh but a point against the defending champions would have been a fair fairer reflection of the game.

Back row, left to right: Aaron Huggins-Bowers, Ally McKenna, Joe Bell, Eddie Thompson, Chris Sandford, Jack Whatmough, Rob Thornton, Dominic Inyang-Gray, Thomas Daniels, Max Kirby, Mitch McKay, Richard Daniels.
Front row, left to right: Adam Bellis, John Bell, Luke Goreham, Keegan Middleton, Lee Roots, Jackson Williams, Chad Pillar, Joel Watts.
Not pictured: Bradley Hough, Sean Perfect, Mick Wright, Adam Mason and Reece Hunn.
Picture: David Hardy

Returning Gorleston manager Richard Daniels expects supporters of the Greens have experienced similar frustrations to those of Premier League club Southampton this summer.

Action from Wisbech Town, red, and King's Lynn Town's pre-season friendly last summer. Picture: Steve Williams.

Less than two months after the semi-professional scene shut down for the summer, non-league football is back with a bang this evening.

King's Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell faces a potential Norfolk derby match up with Diss in the FA Cup . Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town could host Diss in a number of possible Norfolk derby match-ups in this season’s FA Cup following the draws for the early rounds of the world famous cup competition.

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