Dereham Town and Fakenham Town stepping up ahead of league openers

Former Norwich City striker Ryan Jarvis, right, is among the players to have joined Lowestoft Town t

Former Norwich City striker Ryan Jarvis, right, is among the players to have joined Lowestoft Town this summer. Picture: Matthew Usher

The area's two highest-ranked sides are putting the finishing touches to their preparations for the forthcoming season.

A Dersingham player gets to grips with the Ghosts' Kyle Plumb. Picture: TONY MILES

A Dersingham player gets to grips with the Ghosts' Kyle Plumb. Picture: TONY MILES - Credit: Archant

Dereham Town drew 1-1 against St Neots Town on Saturday with Luke Tuttle hitting the net. The Magpies then lost 2-0 to Lowestoft Town on Tuesday but will be stepping up their attempts to get ready tomorrow and Saturday ahead of next weekend's big Ryman North kick-off at Haringey Borough.

Two sides – made up of a mixture of first, reserve and youth-team players – will travel to Mattishall and Bradenham tomorrow before getting back on the road less than 24 hours later for fixtures at Kirkley & Pakefield and Norwich United.

Fakenham Town, meanwhile, will visit Deeping Rangers tomorrow for their final friendly action of the summer. The Ghosts maintained their pre-season momentum on Tuesday evening by beating Dersingham Rovers 2-1. Robbie Harris and Kyle Plumb found the net for Neil Jarvis' men.

In other news, Dereham boss Matt Henman has revealed he has lost the services of Dawid Radomski. The Magpies' boss was ecstatic to have signed the Lowestoft midfielder last month but his stay proved to be short-lived. Family reasons have forced Dereham's summer signing to return to Poland having failed to make a single appearance. The Magpies have, however, boosted their attacking options by signing former youth-team striker Lewis Butcher.


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