Ryman League Division One North Dereham Town urged not to waste value of ‘bonus’ away wins

07:15 01 October 2016

Dereham are moving up the Ryman League Division One North table.

Dereham are moving up the Ryman League Division One North table.


Boss Matt Henman admits Dereham Town’s excellent week on the road will count for little if they fail to win at home this afternoon.

The Magpies have hauled themselves to within six points of the Ryman League Division One North play-offs after back-to-back away victories. Saturday’s 1-0 win at AFC Hornchurch was followed up with a 2-1 triumph at Witham Town on Tuesday night.

But Henman concedes those successes will be wasted if they do not produce the goods at Aldiss Park against Heybridge Swifts.

He said: “Home should be your bread and butter. Those wins at Hornchurch and Witham were great but they’re almost bonus wins. Our good work will be undone if we don’t follow it up. We’ll be making sure the players remember how hard they had to work at Hornchurch and Witham and to not let it go to waste.”

Vadim Constandachi and Jackson Ramm are unavailable meaning midweek first-team debutant James Grant, who scored along with Ryan Crisp, looks likely to keep his place at right-back. Michael Sommerfield (hamstring) will miss out but Daniel Morphew, the match-winner at Hornchurch, returns after being absent on Tuesday through his usual university commitments.

“We felt like we were closing in a couple of good results,” added Henman, whose 13th-placed side are three places, and points, better off than Swifts.

“We deserved to win both games.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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

Yesterday, 13:34

An eight-year-old charity fundraiser has received a big green and yellow boost to his appeal after being chosen to carry out the match ball at the Norwich City’s derby game against Ipswich Town yesterday.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dereham Town picked up an excellent three points after a close game at fifth-placed Cheshunt.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Visitors young and old at the Norfolk & Suffolk Flyfishers’ East Tuddenham lake have enjoyed limit bags again.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sunday at Greenfields Road saw Dereham’s mixed team play local rivals Norwich City in round two of the national cup tournament.

Most Read

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dereham Town picked up an excellent three points after a close game at fifth-placed Cheshunt.

Read more
Jason Hallett
Friday, October 14, 2016

Crusaders Rugby Club’s first pitch-up-and-play girls rugby event proved successful.

Read more

Norwich City’s young guns benefited from the experience of some of the Canaries’ senior stars on a memorable night of European knockout football at Carrow Road.

Read more
Norwich City
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Norwich United missed the perfect opportunity to heap more pressure on their play-off rivals when they went down at relegation-threatened Brentwood Town.

Read more
Sunday, February 26, 2017

King’s Lynn Town’s new manager Ian Culverhouse apologised to the travelling fans after seeing his managerial career at The Walks begin on a humiliating losing note at Hitchin Town.

Read more
Lynn Town

Local Weather



max temp: 4°C

min temp: 2°C


Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Dereham Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter