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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.

Richard Daniels
Thurlow Nunn First Division football action between Yarmouth and Swaffham, Connor Deeks taking a penalty. Picture: Nick Butcher

Talented midfielder Connor Deeks should be playing at a higher level than Great Yarmouth Town, manager Ricci Butler has admitted.

Ricci Butler
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
Great Yarmouth Town gaolie saves another close shot on target Gt Yarmouth (in white) playing AFC Sudbury Res. Squad, in the Thurlow Nunn Div one cup match at Woodbridge.

Great Yarmouth Town’s hopes of finishing the season with silverware fell at the final hurdle on Friday night.

Great Yarmouth Town FC players enjoying a spa break and swim at the Barn Works Spa near Fritton.

Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth Town boss Ricci Butler is urging his players to use the remedy of a cup final triumph to soothe their promotion pain

Ricci Butler
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.

Premier Division
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.

Paul Hunt
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.

Ricci Butler
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.

Damian Hilton
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.

Premier Division
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.

Premier Division
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.

Damian Hilton
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
Football action between Yarmouth Town and Haverhill Borough.

The Premier Division title race may be all but over – but that’s far from the case in the second tier.

Paul Hunt
Stephen Harvey, grounded, in action for Fakenham Town. Picture: TONY MILES

The players of Fakenham Town are determined to make Wayne Anderson’s Ghosts’ swansong a winning one.

Paul Hunt
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.

Richard Daniels
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.

Swaffham Town
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.

Paul Hunt
Remy Gordon scored his 22nd goal of the season for Wroxham at Romford. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Wroxham snatched a draw from the jaws of victory in Essex this evening, after a dramatic finale against Romford.

Thurlow Nunn First Division
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.

First Division
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.

Damian Hilton
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.

Paul Hunt
Downham Market v Saffron Walden. Picture: Ian Burt

Great Yarmouth Town moved one step closer to ending their five-year wait to lift a trophy by progressing to the First Division Knockout Cup final.

Yarmouth, yellow, have a cup semi-final to look forward to this afternoon. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

First Division club Downham Town will not be demoted – even if they fail to improve their ground before the FA’s deadline.

Thurlow Nunn First Division football action between Yarmouth and Swaffham.
Yarmouth keeper,Taureen Molloy challenging for the ball with Swaffham striker Joe Jackson.

Top scorer Matt Blake was the late hero for Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders Norwich United at Walsham le Willows.

Action from Swaffham Town's 5-2 win against Braintree Town Reserves in the Thurlow Nunn First Division, with Swaffham's Joe Jackson riding a challenge. Picture: Eddie Deane

Boss Paul Hunt wants Swaffham Town to produce another electric display at Great Yarmouth.

Ryan Hawkins. Picture: IAN BURT

It was a dream come true for Keshi Anderson when he swapped non-league football for the Premier League. GAVIN CANEY wonders whether some of our local players could follow suit.

Diss Town boosted their hopes of survival thanks to a 1-0 win over Walsham-le-Willows courtesy of Matt Dixon’s strike.

Fakenham Town manager Wayne Anderson. Picture: Ian Burt

Fakenham Town will be urged to show their “bounce-back-ability” when they entertain Gorleston this afternoon.

Fakenham Town vs FC Clacton at Clipbush Park. Picture: Ian Burt

Hopes of avoiding relegation could take another big boost for Diss Town this afternoon.

Fakenham Town's Ashley Jarvis scored the only goal of the game, from the penalty spot. Picture: Ian Burt

Norwich United extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division table to eight points thanks to a 4-2 win over Gorleston.

Diss boss Mark Reeve. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Boss Mark Reeve believes Diss Town’s Norfolk Senior Cup exploits can only help enhance their hopes of avoiding relegation.

Norfolk Senior Cup: Norwich United v Gorleston. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich United’s triple title attack continues unabated after a 4-0 demolition of Gorleston in the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Gorleston celebrate beating Wroxham in the Norfolk Senior Cup final. Photo: Bill Smith

The title charge goes on the back burner for Norwich United this afternoon – but the search for silverware very much continues.

Ben Thompson scored twice for Norwich United against Hadleigh United. Picture: Simon Finlay

Free-scoring Norwich United extended their lead at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division to nine points with a 5-0 thumping of reigning champions Hadleigh United.

Kyle Plumb, left, in action against Norwich United at Clipbush Park. Picture: TONY MILES

Norwich United may be getting most of the plaudits as they lead from the front in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division – but they may be happy to share some of the praise with their last opponents, Fakenham Town.

Thetford's players celebrate a goal against Diss.  Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Three was the magic number for a clutch of Norfolk teams at the weekend - but it suited one more than others.

Boxing Day football action between Kirkley and Gorleston.

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The Boxing Day spoils were shared as Kirkley & Pakefield drew 1-1 with Gorleston in the eagerly anticipated Premier Division derby, writes Joe Randlesome.

Norwich Utd V Wivenhoe Town. Ben Thompson.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich United’s grip on the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division shows no signs of weakening.

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.

FA Vase trophy

Norwich United and Great Yarmouth Town have both been handed away ties in the draw for the fourth round of the FA Vase.

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.

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