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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Open Singles has produced the strongest bunch of quarter-finalists ever assembled, no fewer than six of the eight contenders having experience what it feels like to stand on the winner’s podium.

Action from the 22nd January meeting at Fakenham Races - 3.00 Fourth Race - Tom Sucdamore on Twenytwo's Take. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Trainer David Pipe and jockey Tom Scudamore grabbed an impressive albeit short-priced double at Fakenham yesterday with two successful hurdlers.

A typically mazy run from Robbie Harris. Picture: Tony Miles

Leading scorer Robbie Harris is set to return to the Fakenham Town squad for Saturday’s visit of FC Clacton.

Action from Fakenham Races 13/1/2015 meeting - 1.35 second  race - Baku Bay in the lead. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Fakenham Racecourse’s afternoon meeting will go ahead after passing an inspection at 7am.

Fakenham plan race-day inspection

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Thursday's Fakenham race meeting is subject to an early-morning inspection. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The jumps meeting at Fakenham on Thursday is subject to a second early-morning inspection.

Norfolk Sport

Yesterday, 18:43

Not for the first time this season King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell saw the very best and worst of his team against Grantham in a match that was an overview of their mixed season to date.

Danny Crow in action for Lowestoft against Hyde. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Danny Crow’s arrival at Lowestoft has given the club a big lift according to joint manager Micky Chapman.

George Thomson will not be wearing the Lynn colours at Grantham. Picture: TIM SMITH

King’s Lynn Town will begin life without leading scorer George Thomson when they make one of their shortest trips of the season to Grantham.

Craig Bussens scored in Dereham's 2-1 home win against Brightlingsea earlier this season. Picture: Matt Usher

Dereham’s hopes of cementing a serious play-off challenge will be given a thorough examination when they go to Brightlingsea Regent today.

Kyle Baker in action for Kirkley & Pakefield. Picture: Mick Howes

Wroxham have boosted their already potent arsenal of attacking talent with the signing of Kirkley & Pakefield’s top scorer Kyle Baker.

Norwich City

Brentford goalkeeper David Button heads clear at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

There should have been nothing surprising in how Brentford went about their business at Carrow Road – that’s in terms of their style and tactics, and the fact the Bees are proving to be a genuine force on their Championship return.

Bradley Johnson cuts a dejected figure as he applauds the home fans following Norwich City's defeat to Brentford at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Michael Bailey reports from Carrow Road as Norwich City blow their big chance to make Championship progress against Brentford.

Norwich City's Steven Whittaker was deployed in a central role alongside Bradley Johnson in a 2-1 Championship defeat at home to Brentford. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil delivered a brutal assessment of Norwich City’s lack of fight after watching his side’s tame 2-1 Championship defeat to Brentford at Carrow Road.

The Norwich City players look dejected after conceding against Brentford. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

What did you think of Norwich City’s performance against Brentford? Let us know by rating the players out of 10 at www.pinkun.com/rate-the-players

Columnists

Saturday, January 24, 2015

He may have done Norwich City a favour in midweek when his Brighton side denied Ipswich Town the chance to go top of the Championship table, but the warmth of feeling towards Chris Hughton hasn’t always been so cosy.

The Norwich City players look dejected after conceding against Brentford. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

What did you think of Norwich City’s performance against Brentford? Let us know by rating the players out of 10 at www.pinkun.com/rate-the-players

Will the Canaries still be celebrating at the end of the season?& Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

For some reason, it was a David Beckham moment that popped into my head this week. Probably his finest moment as a footballer in this country and why, even if you spend a lot of time focused on his shortcomings, you couldn’t really deny his character or what he achieved.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Grant Holt goes in for a tackle which earns him a second yellow, and a 41st-minute dismissal, during Norwich City's 1-0 win against Brentford at Carrow Road in January 2010, courtesy of a goal from Chris Martin in the 77th minute. Picture: Nick Butcher

I suspect that few people were surprised at the news that Mike Phelan had left the club on Tuesday.

Will the Canaries still be celebrating at the end of the season?& Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

We’re now well in to the second half of the season and it’s getting towards the business end of another football campaign. There is time for things to change, but I’m pretty sure that the Canaries are now in an eight-horse promotion race.

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