Magpies’ chance to extend lead

Dereham Town, still five points clear of Wroxham at the top of the Ridgeons Premier Division with a game in hand, on Saturday visit mid-table Mildenhall.

It gives them a chance to extend their lead as Wroxham are in FA Vase action at home to Wisbech.

The Magpies will need to keep an eye on Leiston who, although 19 points adrift, have played just 13 games. Dereham have 51 points from 20 games.

Leiston are facing an even bigger catch-up programme after Tuesday night's postponement of their home game with Great Yarmouth Town, however.

The Bloaters are Tuesday night's (November 16) visitors to Aldiss Park (7.45pm ko).


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Ridgeons Premier Division leaders the Magpies almost threw it all away after being two goals up at Haverhill – but rescued all three points with a late winner.

The Magpies opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time when Adam Smith linked up with Steve Harley before putting the ball through for Danny Beaumont to fire home a low drive from the edge of the box.

Three minutes into the second half Dereham increased their lead after winning a free-kick 22 yards out and Gary Starling curled an inch-perfect drive over the wall and into the net.

Haverhill reduced the deficit in the 55th minute when, following a direct break through the centre of the park, Dalton O'Brien slotted the ball home. And the home side levelled in the 77th minute with captain Marcus Hunt firing home.

It looked as if it was going to finish all square until Dereham snatched a late winner with Adam Gusterson rising well in the box to glance home a Starling free-kick in the 90th minute.

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