Great Yarmouth Town and Gorleston will both be attempting to maintain promising runs in the Premier Division of the Thurlow Nunn League at the weekend.
Local footballers resume hostilities on Boxing Day after bypassing the festive feasts in pursuit of glory.
You wait three years for one and then Gorleston Reserves suffer two defeats in a row.
There will be a lot more than just local pride at stake when Gorleston and Great Yarmouth Town go head to head in the first derby of the season at Emerald Park on Boxing Day morning.
Acle United went down 2-1 to a high-flying Bradenham side that visited Bridewell Lane holding a top three spot in the Premier Division.
Wroxham have signed teenage striker Connor Ingram from Gorleston.
Acle United saw off the challenge of neighbours Stalham Town to win 3-1 and move off the foot of Premier Division table.
Harleston Town look determined to go one better this season as they made it a magnificent seven at the start of the new Premier Division campaign.
Gorleston begin life without Ricci Butler on Tuesday night when Kirkley & Pakefield make the short trip to Emerald Park.
There was a limited league program in both senior divisions as the Norfolk Senior Cup got underway.
On the final weekend of the season, Norfolk Alliance Division Three champions Martham played host to their local rivals Winterton.
Martham made the long trip to Fakenham to continue their pursuit of promotion to Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance and came away with another win.
Great Yarmouth Town must avoid “second-season syndrome” as they kick off their Thurlow Nunn campaign amid one of the strongest Premier Division line-ups in years.
The sense of excitement was palpable as fans leant against metal barriers, mugs of tea in hand, at the historic Wellesley ground.
It’s is perhaps fitting that Great Yarmouth Town’s opening match of the new season should be in the FA Cup.
Vauxhall Mallards turned in an excellent display with the ball to stun East Anglian Premier League lesders Sudbury on Saturday.
Martham will go into tomorrow’s home showdown against Norfolk Alliance Division Three promotion rivals Great Melton in good spirits after two superb wins at the weekend.
A memorable opening partnership helped Acle make it back-to-back wins in the Premier Division of the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday.
Gorleston are heading in the right direction, according to chairman Alan Gordon.
It is a grandstand that has offered Bloaters fans a perfect view to watch their football team win, lose and draw thousands of games.
Acle’s disappointing run continued at the weekend when they were well beaten in the Norfolk Alliance and knocked out of the Carter Cup.
Acle suffered their first defeat since promotion to the top flight of the Norfolk Alliance when they were well beaten by North Runcton on Saturday.
These are exciting times for Acle Cricket Club.
Results were as miserable as the weather for three Norfolk teams on Premier Division duty.
The Bloaters travelled to Suffolk with a depleted squad, but managed a goalless draw with Haverhill on Saturday.
The ball is firmly in Gorleston’s court as they continue their quest for a first Eastern Counties League crown since 1980.
Great Yarmouth Town pulled off their biggest result of the season – and gave neighbours Gorleston a helping hand.
New chairman Kevin Cruickshank is feeling positive about Great Yarmouth Town’s future following a meeting of the club’s revamped management committee this week.
Losing 8-2 at Newmarket has already been forgotten about by Gorleston boss Ricci Butler as he looks to get his team back on track when they host Ipswich Wanderers today.
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