Magpies chase Norfolk Senior Cup

Dereham Town turn their attentions to the Norfolk Senior Cup on Saturday when they entertain Thetford Town at Aldiss Park, kick-off 3pm. The Magpies, still second in the Ridgeons Premier Division despite their weekend home defeat, entertain a Thetford outfit now fifth bottom of the first division after a 3-1 defeat at Diss.

Dereham Town turn their attentions to the Norfolk Senior Cup on Saturday when they entertain Thetford Town at Aldiss Park, kick-off 3pm.

The Magpies, still second in the Ridgeons Premier Division despite their weekend home defeat, entertain a Thetford outfit now fifth bottom of the first division after a 3-1 defeat at Diss. The tie was originally scheduled for tomorrow night.

The winners of Saturday's tie will be one game from a Carrow Road final in a competition which regularly produces shock results. Dereham's fire power - they are the league's leading scorers - should be too much for a Thetford side which has found the net only 26 times in 16 league games.

Dereham Town 1, King's Lynn Reserves 2


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Second-placed Dereham lost further ground on Ridgeons Premier leaders Lowestoft when they suffered a painful home defeat at the hands of the Linnets.

With Lynn's first team manager Keith Webb looking on, Lynn Reserves grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck just before the break with two goals in the space of seven minutes from Dominic Dwyer.

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Dereham pulled one back three minutes after the restart through Danny Beaumont but, try as they might, the Magpies were unable to find what would have been a deserved equaliser.

It summed up their frustrating afternoon when loud appeals for a penalty were turned down near the end when Sam Willis appeared to be fouled in the area.

Dwyer had two good chances late on to add to his tally but on each occasion ex-Linnet John Higgs was on hand to deny him.

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