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Major trophy trip for Magpies

PUBLISHED: 12:53 08 October 2008 | UPDATED: 14:45 07 July 2010

Norfolk's only remaining team in the FA Vase - Dereham Town - will be on their travels as they aim to reach the third round.

The Magpies' reward for beating Newmarket 4-2 on Saturday (report on page 55) is a second-round trip to Yaxley or Kirkley and Pakefield on November 15.

Norfolk's only remaining team in the FA Vase - Dereham Town - will be on their travels as they aim to reach the third round.

The Magpies' reward for beating Newmarket 4-2 on Saturday (report on page 55) is a second-round trip to Yaxley or Kirkley and Pakefield on November 15.

The two teams were replaying at Kirkley last night (Wednesday) after a 4-4 draw at the weekend.

Meanwhile, last season's FA Vase finalists Lowestoft will start their 2008/9 campaign with a home tie against Tiptree.

The Blues - current Ridgeons Premier Division leaders - had a bye into the second round and will fancy their chances of progressing as Tiptree are below half way in the table. Although the Essex side were in top form in the first round on Saturday with an 8-0 victory over Hertford Town.

Dereham Town manager Matty Henman was satisfied with the second round draw - and unlike most soccer bosses isn't too worried about not having home advantage.

“I am not too concerned about being away and part of the enjoyment of the cup is getting on the bus and going somewhere different.

“I would also prefer to play someone out of our own league as it is something new and a bit of an adventure.”

Henman enjoyed successful FA Vase runs with Dereham during his playing days at the club and hopes a decent run this year will complement the team's promising start to the league campaign.

The Magpies are currently fourth in the Ridgeons Premier Division, four places above Kirkley and Pakefield.

Yaxley are ninth in the Eagle Bitter United Counties Premier Division - considered to be somewhere between the Ridgeons premier and first divisions.

Yaxley lost 3-0 to Needham Market in the FA Cup earlier this year.

The second round winners get a guaranteed £1200 from the FA.

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