Search

Duo return from injury to boost Dereham ahead of Redbridge trip

06:30 13 December 2014

Action from Dereham Town v Soham Town at Aldiss Park - Dereham manager Matt Henman, Picture: Matthew Usher.

Action from Dereham Town v Soham Town at Aldiss Park - Dereham manager Matt Henman, Picture: Matthew Usher.

© Archant Norfolk 2014

Manager Matt Henman is boosted by two players returning from injury for Dereham Town’s trip to Redbridge.

Defender Harry Barker is available again after a broken foot and midfielder Adam Smith returns from a hamstring problem ahead of the journey to north-east London

“It’s an excellent boost for us,” Henman said. “They are two outstanding players who have been amiss for quite a while now.”

The Magpies thumped Redbridge 4-0 at Aldiss Park in their third game of the season back in August and both teams have continued in similar form ever since.

The hosts sit 21st in the table with just six wins from 23 games, while Dereham are ninth and with three games in hand on some of the teams above them.

The Motormen go into the game with their spirits raised though, after a 4-3 win at bottom-of-the-table Burnham Ramblers last weekend.

Dereham’s morale was also boosted with a 2-1 home win against Romford, ending a run of three games without a win.

“We go into the game with a lot of confidence,” Henman continued. “It was vital that we won our home game last week and it was probably a bit more comfortable than the scoreline suggests.

“Every team in this division is tough away from home for us and we’ll have to contend with not one of the greatest pitches so we’ll have to adapt to that.”

The Dereham boss is hopeful that his team’s league position will also soon improve, with a match at lowly Cray Wanderers on Tuesday being followed by a trip to 10th-placed Waltham Abbey.

Henman continued: “We feel if we play well we have the ability to win games.

“We look upon the next two or three matches as an opportunity to try and maintain and improve our position and get into the play-offs.”

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

Tue, 05:00

Thetford Town and Great Yarmouth Town will lock horns in the next round of the FA Vase.

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.

Most Read

Yesterday, 22:46

Lowestoft Town gained their first win in six games after an excellent display at Grays.

Read more
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.

Read more
Marcus Evans
Friday, May 13, 2016

Dereham Town have lifted the Norfolk Senior Cup trophy for the fourth time in their history following a 2-0 win over Norwich United in the final at Carrow Road.

Read more
Matt Henman
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Prymnesium Parvum outbreak on Hickling Broad where deadly toxins along with low dissolved oxygen levels in the water killed several hundred fish and threatened thousands more appears to be on the wane.

Read more
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The new Reepham Tennis Club will be launched later this year thanks to a dedicated group of local residents and enthusiastic players.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

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

Newsletter Sign Up