Search

Dereham Town have chance to get their own back on Cray Wanderers

06:30 13 February 2016

Ryan Crisp, left, scored in Dereham's midweek loss in Waltham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Ryan Crisp, left, scored in Dereham's midweek loss in Waltham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Archant Norfolk 2015

Dereham Town head to Kent looking to exact revenge on one of the world’s oldest football clubs.

Cray Wanderers, formed in 1860, are right in the thick of the Ryman League Division One North play-off picture as the business end of the season approaches. But the same cannot be said for Dereham, who now look set for mid-table finish with boss Matt Henman publicly admitting he never expected anything more than a season of consolidation.

The Magpies’ third season at Step Four of the non-league ladder had threatened another exciting push for a first top-five finish after a couple of near-misses. Yet a combination of dropped points and other sides’ red-hot form has curtailed any outside hopes of the club’s developing young side staging a late charge for promotion.

Dereham, who lost 2-1 at relegation-threatened Waltham Abbey in midweek, would have travelled to Cray with two extra points to their tally had they not suffered late, late heartbreak in the reverse fixture at Aldiss Park in October.

Omone Sodje netted early for Cray, now fifth and with a three-point cushion over the chasing pack, who dominated until the Magpies were reduced to 10 men and were suddenly inspired to force their way back into the game.

Goals from Dan Morphew and a Luke Tuttle penalty in stoppage time seemed to have given the Magpies, currently 11th, the points. However, Sodje struck again to snatch a draw.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dereham Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dereham Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dereham Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Dereham sport

A host of the area’s clubs will be looking to see off county rivals in order to progress in a national competition.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dereham Town’s attentions can now turn to moving up the table as they head to AFC Hornchurch.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dereham met their recent challenges head on and passed with flying colours in their first home game of the season on Saturday.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Norfolk rivals Dereham Town and Norwich United shared the spoils in their first Ryman League meeting at Aldiss Park.

Most Read

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dereham's long-established boxing club has a new home after a massive rent hike was imposed on its existing building on the town's Rash's Green Industrial Estate.

Read more
06:14

Attleborough Town caused one of the few upsets in the first round of the Norfolk Senior Cup when they beat Reepham Town 2-0.

Read more
Premier Division

A host of the area’s clubs will be looking to see off county rivals in order to progress in a national competition.

Read more
Sudbury
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dereham Town’s attentions can now turn to moving up the table as they head to AFC Hornchurch.

Read more
Dereham Town

They kicked off at the start of the 2014/2015 season with no confirmed keeper and experienced a difficult start of consecutive losses.

Read more
United Kingdom

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 13°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up