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North Walsham recovered from a half-time deficit to record an emphatic win in an astonishing match. After a lacklustre first-half display, the Vikings completely overwhelmed their opponents with eight unanswered tries, many from deep, in a wonderful display of running rugby.

Norwich CBS aren’t taking long in writing entries into the new club’s history book.

Ricci Butler ended his reign as Gorleston manager with a point at the weekend.

Wisbech Town are in the hat for the first round proper of the FA Vase after a 5-0 win at lower level Bourne Town.

Gary Setchell

Lowestoft began another new era with defeat in their first game since chairman Gary Keyzor announced he was stepping down from his role.

Lowestoft Town

Dereham Town’s hopes of ending a winless four-game streak were ended by an injury-time equaliser at Aldiss Park.

There was a limited league program in both senior divisions as the Norfolk Senior Cup got underway.

Premier Division

First-half goals from Craig Parker and Ryan Hawkins provided the perfect tonic for King’s Lynn Town as they saw off league leaders Tiverton.

Two north Norfolk mums who have kicked off a new Under 8s team at Sheringham Football Club are appealing for more players to join.

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher has warned his squad that no-one is safe after seeing the Blues tumble out of the FA Cup at home to Harlow Town.

Lowestoft Town

Norwich United include new signings Hafeez Sanusi, a striker from Bishop’s Stortford, and Olumide Lapite, a winger from Barwell, in the squad for the visit of leaders AFC Hornchurch this afternoon.

Fakenham Town will be desperate to make hay while many top-flight teams are otherwise occupied on Saturday.

Premier Division

Newinn Shadow gave a sure-footed run to claim the East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth Stadium and make history by giving his trainer Charles Lister a 12th win in the event.

Derby

Ian Culverhouse has told his side to consign their last two games to the history books.

Whilst my column this week was going to be dedicated to Mark Armstrong and his forthcoming marathon this Sunday at Nottingham, I feel I have to write about two of Norfolk’s most respected and popular athletes who both collapsed during races last weekend, which shocked the local running community.

Nottingham

The journey to Carrow Road begins today as Norfolk’s biggest domestic knockout competition – the Norfolk Senior Cup – gets underway.

Stalham Town

Rob Taylor will attempt to get Acle off the bottom of the Premier Division when Beccles Town visit Bridewell Lane.

Gary Setchell says a good run in the FA Vase could keep Wisbech Town’s season alive.

Wroxham take a break from their league programme and return to a competition which brought them their greatest achievement.

Norwich City

Mark Thomas has decided to step down as Swardeston captain after a hugely successful spell at the helm.

Sudbury

Norwich will be looking to maintain their perfect start to the London Two North East season when they entertain Woodford at Beeston Hyrne.

West Norfolk

North Walsham Vikings return to Scottow tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) looking for a win to get their season back on track after their defeat at Chingford last week.

London

I’ve been living in fear all week.

Genial John Berry was full of praise for Bath and Great Yarmouth racecourses yesterday after his filly Hope Is High landed the Bath Staying Final worth £20,000 on the final day of the Eastern Festival.

Fast-rising MMA star Andre Goncalves says he’s ready for the big time – and he’ll prove it in enemy territory at Bellator 187 in Dublin in November.

Don Topley ranks the players from Essex’s remarkable County Championship winning campaign in his latest weekly look at all things cricket.

Cricket

Norwich Iceni have won all their play-off games to be crowned national champions after a superb inaugural season.

America

Snetterton will see two different hosts this weekend, with the Historic Sports Car Club organising a 12-race programme on Saturday and the 750 Motor Club running 11 races the following day.

Patrick Blakeney-Edwards overcame a tardy start to the headline Seaman, Flockhart & Williams Trophies race at Snetterton to secure victory at the Vintage Festival meeting.

Norfolk swimming star Jessica-Jane Applegate has assured fans she is safe and well, after having to cancel plans to fly to Mexico due to the devastating earthquake which has hit the South American country.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Norfolk swimming star Jessica-Jane Applegate has assured fans she is safe and well, after having to cancel plans to fly to Mexico due to the devastating earthquake which has hit the South American country.

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