Magpies wait on weather

The weather continued to hold sway on the Norfolk Senior Cup this week with midweek ties, including those involving Dereham Town and Fakenham Town, beaten by the freeze.

The Magpies now aim for a quarter-finals place on Saturday when they visit Gorleston's Emerald Park while the Ghosts play their star tie with Norwich City at Clipbush Park to Tuesday, December 14 (7.45pm).

A coach leaves Aldiss Park, Dereham, at 1.30pm on Saturday for Gorleston, and on the same day Dereham Reserves attempt to play their Norfolk Junior Cup home tie with Caister Reserves.

In the same competition, Fakenham Reserves are due to entertain Wymondham Reserves.

All eyes will be on the weather to see if another virtual wipe-out of fixtures will take place.

According to latest fixture lists, Dereham will visit CRC in the Ridgeons Premier on Wednesday night while Fakenham will have to wait until Saturday week for their next league game, at home to Diss.

League-wise, Dereham remain well clear at the top of the Ridgeons Premier with 54 points from 22 games, with Wroxham seven points behind from the same number of games.

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Leiston, identified by Magpies' boss Matt Henman as a real threat, are now third, 18 points adrift of Dereham but with seven games in hand.