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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Yesterday, 17:00

Wayne Anderson has promised that his Fakenham Town players will bounce back on Saturday following one of their most difficult afternoons of the season, writes Gareth Davis.

Sam Garner, middle, had a day to remember on Saturday for Fakenham Town. Picture: IAN BURT

The responses by Matt Gilchrist and Sam Garner to being left out of the Fakenham Town starting line-up have shown exactly what manager Wayne Anderson wants to see from his players, writes Gareth Davis.

Thurlow Nunn First Division football action between Yarmouth and Swaffham.
Yarmouth keeper,Taureen Molloy challenging for the ball with Swaffham striker Joe Jackson.

Top scorer Matt Blake was the late hero for Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders Norwich United at Walsham le Willows.

Legendary jockey AP McCoy raced to two victories at Fakenham this afternoon – in what are potentially the last races at the Norfolk course for the 19-time champion jump jockey.

AP McCoy, who will ride at Fakenham for the last time tomorrow. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The 19-time Champion Jump Jockey makes a trip to the Norfolk track following his sensational announcement to retire at the end of the season.

Norfolk Sport

Yesterday, 10:45

King’s Lynn Town have felt the wrath of the FA for their furious reaction to exiting one of the part-time game’s most prestigious cup competitions.

Craig Fleming is ready to leave Lowestoft Town for Southampton.

Craig Fleming is set to leave Lowestoft Town to become an academy coach at Southampton.

TV crews film John Bailey passing on his expertise. Picture: www.mrcrabtreegoesfishing.com

To have your favourite sport on television is both good for you and for the sport itself, writes John Bailey.

Thomas Pinchin, 12, shows off a magnificent 35lb pike taken from Manor Lake, at Rockland St Peter  not bad for the first real fish of his fledgling career on the banks.

Tempus fugit. It does not require translation of line 284 of Virgil’s Book Three to inform us that ‘time flies’, writes Roy Webster.

Football.

Dereham Town will be desperate to not drop any further points this evening as the battle to reach the Ryman North play-offs continues to hot up.

Norwich City

Yesterday, 16:39

Sunday’s opponents Ipswich Town are next up in our ‘Norwich City Win, Lose or Draw’ game where Canaries fans get to pit their wits against our writers, Norwich City legends Darren Eadie, Jeremy Goss and Iwan Roberts and presenters Jake Humphrey, Simon Thomas and Chris Goreham.

John Ruddy celebrates Norwich City's victory at Portman Road in August. The stakes in Sunday's East Anglian derby with Ipswich are even higher. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Let’s take a moment to revel in some statistics on Alex Neil’s time at Norwich City so far. Played nine, won seven, drawn one, lost one. Twenty two points secured out of a possible 27, 15 from the last 15.

John Ruddy celebrates Norwich City's victory at Portman Road in August. The stakes in Sunday's East Anglian derby with Ipswich are even higher. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

In the latest edition of Mustard TV’s Norwich City fanzine Three Up Front, it’s all about the build-up to the season’s second East Anglian derby – the biggest since Norwich City and Ipswich Town faced off for a place in the 1985 League Cup final.

Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban and midfielder Elliott Bennett have both been invited to link up with Jamaica for upcoming friendlies. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City’s in-form striker Lewis Grabban and midfielder Elliott Bennett have been invited to link up with Jamaica ahead of upcoming friendlies, according to media reports in the Caribbean.

Norwich manager Alex Neil is a firm fan of derby tussles. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil is jealous of his Norwich City players ahead of Sunday’s epic Championship derby against Ipswich Town.

Columnists

Yesterday, 16:39

Sunday’s opponents Ipswich Town are next up in our ‘Norwich City Win, Lose or Draw’ game where Canaries fans get to pit their wits against our writers, Norwich City legends Darren Eadie, Jeremy Goss and Iwan Roberts and presenters Jake Humphrey, Simon Thomas and Chris Goreham.

John Ruddy celebrates Norwich City's victory at Portman Road in August. The stakes in Sunday's East Anglian derby with Ipswich are even higher. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Let’s take a moment to revel in some statistics on Alex Neil’s time at Norwich City so far. Played nine, won seven, drawn one, lost one. Twenty two points secured out of a possible 27, 15 from the last 15.

Norwich City's Craig Fleming and Leon McKenzie celebrate victory at Portman Road.

Norwich City face Ipswich Town at Carrow Road on Sunday and we want to know who you would pick to start in a Canaries derby day legends team.

Norwich City in action at Blackburn. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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

City players mob Leon McKenzie in the first match since promotion to the Premier League was secured in 2004. Picture: JAMES BASS

Victory over Wolves has at least answered one of two pressing questions for Norwich City supporters.

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