Three in, two out in hectic spell for Dereham Town FC

Ashley Jarvis, centre, in action for Fakenham against King's Lynn in the Norfolk Senior Cup final, h

Ashley Jarvis, centre, in action for Fakenham against King's Lynn in the Norfolk Senior Cup final, has signed for Dereham Town. Picture: Matthew Usher Photography

Dereham Town have snapped up striker Ashley Jarvis from neighbours Fakenham Town as part of a busy spell of transfer activity.

The Magpies have also brought former Lowestoft frontman Jamie Forshaw to Aldiss Park along with defender Stephen Taylor, while youngster Dion Frary has left to join King's Lynn and Adam Smith is set to move on.

Former Fakenham boss Wayne Anderson will assist new boss Neal Simmons next season and Jarvis has teamed up with him again, having scored 21 goals in 35 games for the Ghosts last term.

That follows on from the signing of experienced Ryman League defender Taylor, who was last with Wroxham, but long-serving midfielder Smith is set to leave.

The former Norwich City trainee has been with the Magpies for nine seasons but could not commit to travelling due to his family commitments.


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Forshaw, 27, who was released by Lowestoft Town at the end of last season, started his career in the Academy set-up at Norwich City before going on to represent Southend United Youth, Ebbsfleet United, Ashford Town, King's Lynn Town, AFC Sudbury, Norwich United, Wroxham and Lowestoft.

Defender Jake Anema and midfielders Vadim Costandachi and Ryan Crisp all committed their futures to Dereham last week - but the club, who finished 18th in Ryman Division One North last season, have lost the services of one of their top young players.

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Frary has joined the Linnets for an undisclosed fee, with the 19-year-old signing a two-year contract.

As a youngster Frary was part of the Norwich City Player Development Centre programme and a team-mate of Lynn skipper Michael Clunan during his time with the Magpies.

'Leaving Dereham was a bit of a wrench but I felt that the time was right to test myself at a higher level and coming to King's Lynn means that I can do that,' Frary told kltown.co.uk.

Dereham Town Youth are looking to strengthen at under-15 level, email DTYFC@mail.com for further details. They are also looking for new managers, coaches, assistants due to increasing numbers of players.

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