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Jack Defty, pictured during Swaffham's surprise 4-3 home loss to Acle United in the Norfolk Senior Cup last weekend, could be up against one of his former King's Lynn team-mates today, Thetford boss Danny White. Picture: Eddie Deane

Two new regimes are preparing for derby battle this afternoon as Swaffham make the short trip to Thetford.

Paul Hunt
Lowestoft Town, blue, are not in action this evening. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

The third of five scheduled matches involving our area’s semi-professional clubs this evening has been called off.

FA Vase
The Planters are our area's only remaining side in the FA Vase after Gorleston, green, and Kirkley & Pakefield exited the competition on Saturday. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Norwich United will make a second attempt at staging their FA Vase clash against Hullbridge Sports this evening.

FA Vase
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
Thetford v Felixstowe football.
4- O'Donnell

A sensational second-half fightback lifted Fakenham Town off the bottom of the Premier Division table.

Robbie Harris
New Thetford boss Danny White, left, is hoping to make use of his extensive contacts in the local game, including King's Lynn manager Gary Setchell. Picture: Ian Burt.

Surviving a worrying health scare has led to an early managerial debut for new Thetford Town boss Danny White.

Damian Hilton
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.

Thurlow Nunn League
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.

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.

Miguel Lopez
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.

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.

Miguel Lopez
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.

Ross King
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.

Wisbech Town

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