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Laurence Austin sets up a Norwich attack. Picture: ANDY MICKLETHWAITE.

Norwich’s poor run of form continued as they lost a game which they seemed to have the upper hand in just after half-time.

Action from King's Lynn Town v Ramsbottom United - Lynn's Michael Frew celebrates scoring the equaliser. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King’s Lynn Town striker Michael Frew has set a double-figure festive points return target after firing the Linnets to their first win since the end of October.

North Walsham on the front foot during Saturday's triumph over Ipswich. Picture: HYWEL JONES

North Walsham ended 2014 on a high, comprehensively demolishing lowly Ipswich.

Wroxham lost to Needham Market, red, this weekend. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An early brace from Michael Brothers eased league leaders Needham Market to a comfortable win over Wroxham, writes Thomas Crabb.

Darren Webster in action in first round against Simon Whitlock during the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 20, 2014. Photo credit should read: Tim Parker/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial Use only, commercial use subject to PDC approval. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information

Norwich’s Darren Webster dumped seventh seed Simon Whitlock out of the PDC World Championship with a shock 3-1 first-round victory at Alexandra Palace.

Diss, blue, were victorious on Saturday. Picture: JOHN BULLOCH

Diss returned to winning ways on Saturday to complete a most satisfactory first half of the season.

Jack Ainsley scored two penalties in Lowestoft's win over Chorley.

Lowestoft Town produced a superb team performance to defeat promotion chasers Chorley at Crown Meadow.

Loan striker Ryan Crisp is expected to be fit for Dereham.

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman has challenged his side to strengthen their play-off credentials when they travel to Waltham Abbey this afternoon, kick-off 3pm.

Royal Norwich Golf Club that was granted its royal status in 1936. Raising the lag for the Jubilee left to right Phil Grice, general manager, Gordon Cartwright, captain, Patrick Cook, president, Sue Heeles, club administrator, and Rebecca Shubrook , front of house manager.Photo: Steve Adams

Royal Norwich officials have released the first details of their club’s proposed relocation to Weston Park.

George Pragnell. 
Photo: Bill Smith

Ronnie O’Sullivan closed on a record when he scored three century breaks against Norwich snooker player George Pragnell during qualification for the German Masters.

Action from Diss's defeat at Campion last week. Picture: John Bulloch

Diss face a second successive away match in London 2NE tomorrow when they travel to Saffron Walden.

Tim Allen scores Holt's third try to leave Graham Ilsley the fairly simple task of converting to earn a dramatic win against South Woodham Ferrers last week. Picture: Stuart Young

Norwich play host to Holt tomorrow in the final game of 2014 in front of what is sure to be a large pre-Christmas crowd at Beeston Hyrne.

North Walsham skipper Mike Rouse is available for the visit of Ipswich to Scottow. Picture: Hywel Jones

North Walsham will be looking to end the year, and start the second half of the season, with a win over Ipswich at Scottow tomorrow.

Corton FC forced to fold

Friday, December 19, 2014
Grassroots football suffered a blow this week upon the news that Corton FC had pulled out of the Anglian Combination.

More than 110 years of football history couldn’t stop Anglian Combination side Corton from folding.

Ronnie O'Sullivan during the 2014 Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Norwich snooker player George Pragnall faces a daunting task in the qualifying rounds of the German Masters tonight when he takes on the legendary Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan.

Broadland closed the gap on inactive Premier Division leaders Dereham II to six points with a dramatic 2-1 win over lowly Diss.

Donna Vaughan, who scored Norwich Dragons' opening goal.

Norwich Dragons made the long journey home from Kent with smiles on their faces after recording a hard-fought 2-1 win at Canterbury II to make it three straight Premier Division wins.

Harleston Magpies claimed the East Indoor title for the second year running at St Albans at the weekend.

Eleven goals in four games from  Ben Watson helped Norwich Dragons Under-16s secure place in National Indoor Finals in Wolverhampton in January.  Dragons  saw off the representatives of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Essex in the East Regional Indoor tournament at UEA. Pictured from left to right are Jonty Gosling, Ben Watson, Rohan Kaushal, Ben Nkrumah, Tom Harris and Alex Bilalis-Stone  (Tom Williams was also in squad). Picture: SUBMITTED

Norwich City suffered a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of new Premier B leaders Havering in their final match before the Christmas break.

Norfolk’'s Neill Stephen with a 3.5 grayling. Imagine catching a stunning fish like this in our Norfolk winter!

I find it alarming that I left teaching so long ago. It seems like weeks since I left the Norwich School and walked out of The Close but, of course, it’s 25 years now.

Ryman North: Cray Wanderers 2 Dereham Town 3

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Dereham Town's Craig Bussens. Picture: Ian Burt

Craig Bussens fired home a dramatic late winner last night to give Dereham Town’s promotion hopes in Division One North of the Ryman League a timely boost.

Tom Youngs in action for Leicester Tigers. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Norfolk rugby star Tom Youngs has signed a new long-term contract with Leicester Tigers, alongside fellow front-row forwards Dan Cole and Marcos Ayerza.

Dereham Town's Luke Hannant is back from university and available for selection over Christmas. Picture: Ian Burt

Tonight’s long trip to Cray Wanderers could provide Dereham Town with a good opportunity to vent their frustrations.

Lewis Hamilton added the title BBC sports personality of the year 2014 to his Formula One world championship crown.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix could have been a huge climax to the 2014 Formula One season – and it was not necessarily the race we hoped for, but ultimately it was the result everyone wanted.

Chris Parrott and Dave Micklethwaite combine for Norwich during Saturday's frustrating defeat at Saffron Walden.

Norwich’s search to rekindle their early season form continues after they did everything possible to keep their hosts in the game, something that the Essex side gratefully accepted.

Wayne Williams in the thick of the action for North Walsham at Eton Manor. Picture: Hywel Jones

North Walsham lost to high-flyers Eton Manor by six tries to one on a heavy pitch at Wanstead, slipping to eighth position in London One North as a result.

Woodfordes man of the match Mark Sergeant got Holt on the score sheeteight minutes into the second half for 18-5 against South Woodham Ferrers. Picture: Stuart Young.

Holt made amends for a poor first period with a second half surge as they recovered from 18-0 down to secure a one-point victory against South Woodham Ferrers in London 2NE.

Action from Campion v Diss. Picture: John Bulloch

Diss were unable to make it six league wins on the trot in London 2NE as they were edged out in a match between the two in-form sides in the division.

Lowestoft Town joint manager Micky Chapman. 
Picture by Paul Terry/Focus Images Ltd

Lowestoft Town joint boss Micky Chapman admitted his side had missed out on a big opportunity to make the last 32 of the FA Trophy after defeat to 10-man Dover Athletic.

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