Dereham Town turned on the style to win 4-1 at Canvey Island and move two points clear of the bottom three in the Bostik League North Division.
Dereham Town had to settle for a point at Aldiss Park on Saturday after visitors Gray Athletic scored an 86th minute equaliser.
The pressure may be off Dereham Town when they carry the underdog tag at Bostik North high-fliers Maldon & Tiptree today, but manager Adam Gusterson has insisted the Magpies will be able to cope with "a different challenge".
Dereham Town cruised into the semi-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup when they hammered underdogs Diss Town 6-0 at Brewers Green Lane.
New Dereham managers Adam Gusterson and Ollie Willis tasted defeat in their opening game.
Dereham Town have announced former Magpies Adam Gusterson and Olly Willis as their new management team following the sacking of Neal Simmons at the weekend.
Dereham have parted company with manager Neal Simmons.
Dereham Town dropped to the foot of the Bostik League North table after losing to fellow strugglers Soham at Aldiss Park.
Dereham Town suffered an embarrassing defeat on the road to AFC Sudbury in the Bostik North.
Bostik North leaders Bowers & Pitsea powered their way to a 3-1 win at Dereham Town.
Dereham are in for another tough test when Bowers & Pitsea visit Aldiss Park.
Dereham Town completed a difficult few days when going down to a 1-0 defeat at home to Canvey Island on Saturday.