Good start for caretaker boss

Adam Gusterson's reign as caretaker manager at Dereham Town got off to a good start as the Magpies swept aside Ridgeons Premier bottom club Newmarket Town 2-0 at Aldiss Park in front of a 137 crowd.

Adam Gusterson's reign as caretaker manager at Dereham Town got off to a good start as the Magpies swept aside Ridgeons Premier bottom club Newmarket Town 2-0 at Aldiss Park in front of a 137 crowd.

Goals in each half from Nicky Howell and Craig Terrington moved Dereham into the top six (report on page 55.)

Saturday sees a tough task when the Magpies visit fifth-placed Kirkley & Pakefield (ko 3pm.)

League leaders Dereham Reserves entertain Wymondham tomorrow (Friday) at Aldiss Park (7.45pm.)

Ex-Norwich City youth player Gusterson has made the jump from Dereham Town captain to become the caretaker-manager until the end of the season, almost certainly one of the youngest men to take the helm of a club in the league's history. Gusterson, 20, has been at Aldiss Park for nearly two years after being released by the Canaries and takes over from Rob Taylor - the man who first brought him to Dereham.

Gusterson, who works as a coach for Norwich City's Football in the Community, said playing was his “number one priority” but was willing to help the club by taking over as caretaker manager.