Great Yarmouth Town Football Club News

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.

Thurlow Nunn League
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.

Alex Vincent
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.

United Counties League Premier Division
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
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.

Debenham LC
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.

Connor Deeks
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.

Premier Division
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.

Ricci Butler
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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Jack Frohawk made an instant impression for the Linnets at Boston. Picture: IAN BURT

Frontman Jack Frohawk grabbed his opportunity to impress with both hands by netting in King’s Lynn Town’s latest warm-up match.

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.

Richard Daniels
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.

Diss Town
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.

Diss Town
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.

Mitch Forbes
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.

Alex Vincent
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.

Mitch Forbes
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.

Wayne Anderson

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