Thetford and Brandon sport

Saturday, October 18, 2014

League leaders Norwich United will look to start strengthening their position at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division table this afternoon.

Norwich United boss Damian Hilton. Picture: Bill Smith

In-form Norwich United will go top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division tonight, if they can get at least a point at home against Norfolk rivals Thetford Town.

Gorlestons Scott Manning (left) in action against Hadleigh.   Photo: DAVID HARDY

Bradley Hough’s brace and Ally McKenna’s strike kept up Richard Daniels’ side – written off by many at the start of the term with a host of players following Stewart Larter to Wroxham – impressive opening to the term.

Darren Evans (Team CCN) right, on the podium of the Dusk-til-Dawn MTB race in Thetford Forest. Picture: Fergus Muir

They may call themselves the Fen Boy Slackers, but the Ashby family MTB team were the fastest of all in the Dusk-til-Dawn night race in Thetford Forest.

The ladies team at Thetford RUFC raised £250 for the Children with Cancer UK charity by getting stuck in to some muddy training. The ladies, and some of their partners, took part in the Insane Terrain event near Cambridge at the end of last month to raise the funds. The team train between 10am and 11am on Sundays, anyone interested can call 07966 573533.

Late drama saw Thetford knocked out in the first round of the London & South East Junior Vase.

Norfolk sport

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lowestoft Town’s first-half resurgence was enough to secure all three points at home to Oxford City in the Vanarama Conference North this afternoon.

Lowestoft have re-signedLee Smith from Biggleswade Town.

Lowestoft Town have swooped to re-sign Lee Smith from Biggleswade Town.

Sam Mulready is an injury doubt for Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell admits he’s more than happy to win ugly again as Marine prepare to visit The Walks.

Lowestoft Town manager Ady Gallagher before the The FA Cup match at the Lamb Ground, Tamworth
Picture by Tom Smith/Focus Images Ltd 07545141164

Lowestoft Town joint boss Ady Gallagher insists his squad has the firepower to survive in the Vanarama Conference North.

Ross King is congratulated by his team mates having just scored the equaliser for Kirkley & Pakefield in a 3-3 draw at Hadleight United. Picture: Steve Wood

League leaders Norwich United will look to start strengthening their position at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division table this afternoon.

Norwich city

Gary Hooper returned to league action for Norwich City at Fulham on Saturday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Neil Lennon has reportedly made a loan move for Norwich City striker Gary Hooper one of his first targets since becoming Bolton Wanderers manager.

Norwich City's players look dejected after conceding the only goal of the match during their Championship defeatt at Craven Cottage. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Michael Bailey reports from Craven Cottage as Norwich City wait for success over Fulham continues with a third defeat in five games across all competitions.

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan suffered an ankle injury in the 1-0 Championship defeat at Fulham. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams warned his Norwich City players to buck up their ideas after a 1-0 Championship defeat at Fulham.

Fulham 1 Norwich City 0

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Lewis Grabban missed a second half penalty for Norwich City in a  1-0 Championship defeat at Fulham. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City’s wretched run at Craven Cottage continued with the Canaries slipping to a 1-0 Championship defeat against Fulham.


Yesterday, 09:00

In the late 60s, when most things were done in black and white, my father took me to King’s Lynn to watch speedway.

Anyone who travels away to watch Norwich City will be well aware of just how costly the experience can be, which is why the Supporters Trust is backing the Twenty’s Plenty campaign being run by the Football Supporters Federation (FSF).

He's had to bide his time - but now Wes Hoolahan (right) is a key player for the Republic of Ireland, with the aim of shining for Norwich City again on his return.

Played 16, won 11, lost one – and that was a friendly. It’s a record anyone would take, and it’s hard to think of an international break where things have gone much better for a Norwich City international task force; this time numbering nine.

Jonny Howson has got back to first-team involvement quickly following his injury-hit pre-season.

Sometimes as a journalist you decide to ask a question and you can either hear the answer it’s going to get before you’ve finished asking it, or feel the little nip that it probably wasn’t the best question to ask in the first place.

England's Wayne Rooney has a shot on target during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying win over Estonia at the A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

It’s no coincidence that when players are called up to represent their country it is usually described as international duty.

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