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Kyle Plumb,second left, had plenty to celebrate about on Saturday. Picture: IAN BURT

Fakenham Town and Swaffham Town look determined to ensure the race to escape Premier Division relegation goes right to the wire.

Alex Vincent
Football action in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, Norwich United (Blue) v Walsham le Willows Utd (Yellow) at The Meadow. Picture: Rob Colman

With matters at the top of the table settled attentions turn to a tight battle against the drop at the bottom of the Premier Division.

Kyle Plumb
Yarmouth, amber, will be hoping for more scenes like these at Needham. Picture: OLIVER HARRISON

Great Yarmouth Town will look to get their promotion push back on track when they visit the First Division’s basement boys.

Adam Mason

Norwich United took a giant step towards retaining the Premier Division title with a 4-0 win at home to Brantham Athletic.

Mitch Forbes
Gorleston, green, and Kirkley, blue, are back in action today. Picture: DAVID HARDY

Thetford Town can suck their fiercest rivals into the Premier Division relegation zone with a victory in Suffolk.

Brett Whaley

Wroxham gave their survival hopes a huge boost with an unexpected 1-0 win on a day when the weather saw plenty of non-league action postponed.

Joe Jackson
The Easter Monday programme looks less packed that it should have been.

A packed Easter Monday football programme has been hit by the bad weather caused by Storm Katie.

Premier Division
Norwich United v Whitton (green) football action at Plantation Park, Blofield. Jay Eastoe-Smith (right) celebrating his goal for Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich United maintained their nine-point lead at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division table with a comfortable 3-0 home win over lowly Whitton United.

Ross King
Gorleston (green) try to press during  their 6-0 defeat at Mildenhall last weekend. Photo: DAVID HARDY

Ricci Butler admits relegation worries are growing at Emerald Park – but insists his Gorleston side are in positive mood.

Dereham reserves v (orange) Diss Town. Picture: Ian Burt

Fans of clubs on the east coast witnessed a feast of goals – not all of which were enjoyable.

Ross King
Fakenham Town's Ricky Claxton tries to hold off an opponent on Saturday. Picture: JACKIE PRICE

Norwich United’s title defence resumes today after a 10-day spell without a game which has seen their lead cut to just four points.

Wayne Anderson
Declan McAvoy scored Yarmouth's winner at Downham.

Great Yarmouth Town made it six wins in a row after beating Downham Town 3-2 to keep up their promotion challenge.

Declan McAvoy
Great Yarmouth Town joint manager Adam Mason. Picture: Nick Butcher

Five successive wins have fired hopes of Great Yarmouth Town making a return to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division – but the Bloaters are trying not to get ahead of themselves.

Martyn Sinclair
Dereham Town boss Matt Henman has made his point loud and clear. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Furious Dereham Town boss Matt Henman has accused Norfolk FA of undermining the importance of their most prestigious competition.

Dylan Edge
Ross King was on target in Kirkley & Pakefield's 2-0 win over Saffron Walden.

Kirkley & Pakefield beat the weather as well as Saffron Walden to move up to fifth place in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Ross King
Lowestoft Town goalkeeper Jake Jessup is on loan at Norwich United. Picture by Greg Kwasnik/Focus Images Ltd

Gorleston have turned down the opportunity to re-play their lost Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final against Norwich United – in a further twist to the tie, after a disagreement about the eligibility of a Norwich player.

Ricci Butler
Jake Jessup in the colours of Lowestoft Town. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Norfolk FA are investigating claims that Norwich United fielded an ineligible player in their Norfolk Senior Cup win over Gorleston.

The Greens
Dylan Edge is in line for a Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final appearance this evening. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Four of the county’s biggest non-league clubs will try to make the final step to a Carrow Road final tonight.

Dylan Edge

Norwich United returned to winning ways at the top of the Premier Division.

Declan McAvoy
Norwich United hope to have even more to smile about in the next couple of months. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Chairman John Hilditch has rubbished claims Norwich United are about to turn their back on the chance of moving up the non-league ladder.

Damian Hilton

King’s Lynn Town could have their eyes on a double this season, thanks to their reserve team’s exploits in the Thurlow Nunn First Division.

Declan McAvoy
John Edridge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United will be hoping it’s business as usual when they welcome Godmanchester Rovers.

Damian Hilton

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.

Thurlow Nunn League
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.

Robbie Harris
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.

Connor Deeks
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.

Kyle Plumb
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.

Martyn Sinclair
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.

Norfolk Senior Cup

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

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