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Yesterday, 06:00
Mike Ridout
Elmham'’s Olly Hall on his way to 20 to go with his 4-51 bowling stint. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The penultimate week of the Norfolk League season saw many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although not all, writes Mike Ridout.

Joint Yarmouth bosses Adam Mason, front, and Martyn Sinclair. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Great Yarmouth Town have their own Norfolk-Suffolk rivalry to sort out this afternoon when the Bloaters head to Ipswich Wanderers looking for their second win of the season.

Thetford Town
Thetford (batting) v Topcroft cricket.
Liam Conroy batting with M Kulkarmi bowling.

Brooke kept their championship charge on track by ensuring Sprowston’s challenge continues to go off the rails.

Damon Egan
Gorleston, green, v Haverhill Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It was a case of slim pickings for Norfolk sides with just two wins to cheer up supporters.

Joel Watts
Horsford gave their EAPL survival hopes a huge shot in the arm by beating Norwich.

Middle-order resistance gave Norfolk something to build on going into the second day of their final match of the season.

Columnists

Yesterday, 11:00
Alex Neil
Cameron Jerome and Ryan Bennett challenge Town's Christophe Berra. Pictures: PAUL CHESTERTON

Being in the Championship is like trying to give up alcohol, smoking or chocolate.

Steve Morphew from Norwich City Council backing the Evening News teddy bear campaign. 

Picture: James Bass

There are numerous reasons why I believe the local press still matters to a community and its people. Which is handy, you might say, given I’m the editor of this newspaper.

Norwich City
Kyle Lafferty prepares to enter the fray during against Bristol City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

On the surface, two clean sheets and four points against two well-organised teams who are both tipped to be pushing for promotion seems like a decent week’s work, and that conclusion would be supported by the league table, with City going into tomorrow’s derby in second place on goal difference.

Alex Neil
Carlos Carvalhal, the Sheffield Wednesday boss whose tactics frustrated Norwich City, and their fans. Photo: Focus Images Ltd

The fall-out from Boo-gate has been interesting.

United Kingdom
Jonny Howson (centre) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Cameron Jerome (left) and Bradley Johnson in their Championship play-off semi-final, first leg in 2015.

It has always stuck in my mind – a first TV appearance (that I’m aware of) at Portman Road. It came on ITV Anglia’s Derby Day highlights show.

ITV

Norfolk Sport

08:30
Matt Henman
Swardeston cricketer Joe Gatting made his debut for Dereham Town Football Club last night. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Dereham progressed to the first qualifying round of the FA Cup with Dawid Radomski’s second-half strike settling a close game, writes Rene Kendal.

Jake Reed netted for the Blues last night. Picture: JAMES BASS

Hitman Jake Reed opened his account for the season as the Blues returned to winning ways.

Chris Henderson
Connor Ingram, left, went so close to being Gorleston's hat-trick hero last night. Picture: DAVID HARDY

Gorleston continued their impressive start to the Premier Division season by beating Walsham-le-Willows 2-0.

Premier Division
Will King's Lynn Stars team boss Rob Lyon have something to smile about this evening? Picture: MATTHEW USHER

King’s Lynn ace Troy Batchelor says the Stars are desperate to turn their form around – starting when they head to Belle Vue tonight.

Seven year old Alice Hall won the gold medal in the 100m at the East of England Children and Young People's Diabetes Games in Essex.

While our Olympians savoured success in Rio, budding athlete Alice Hall tasted gold at a competition for children with diabetes.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Norwich City

James Maddison
Jacob Murphy celebrates scoring Norwich City's fourth goal during their EFL Cup win over Coventry. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The more games the merrier was Jacob Murphy’s verdict after Norwich City strolled past a sorry Coventry, to book their place in the third round of the League Cup.

Nelson Oliveira in action for Nottingham Forest last season. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Norwich City have lined up a move for Benfica’s Portuguese international striker Nelson Oliveira.

Alex Neil
Norwich City manager Alex Neil dismissed rumours Dame N'Doye was at Carrow Road for Tuesday's 6-1 EFL Cup romp against Coventry City. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil has confirmed Norwich City would be interested in Jordan Rhodes if the Middlesbrough striker is not part of Aitor Karanka’s Premier League plans.

Alex Neil
Norwich City Sergi Canos hit a brace in the 6-1 win over Coventry City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The future is bright for Alex Neil after Norwich City’s youth brigade tore Coventry City to shreds on Tuesday night in a 6-1 EFL Cup rout.

Jacob Murphy
Jacob Murphy celebrates his goal in Norwich City's EFL Cup rout against Coventry City. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City cruised into the EFL Cup third round with an emphatic 6-1 win over League One Coventry City at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

Kyle Lafferty

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Yesterday, 21:41
Jacob Murphy celebrates his goal in Norwich City's EFL Cup rout against Coventry City. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City cruised into the EFL Cup third round with an emphatic 6-1 win over League One Coventry City at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

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Kyle Lafferty
Yesterday, 23:02
Norwich City Sergi Canos hit a brace in the 6-1 win over Coventry City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The future is bright for Alex Neil after Norwich City’s youth brigade tore Coventry City to shreds on Tuesday night in a 6-1 EFL Cup rout.

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Jacob Murphy
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Nelson Oliveira in action for Nottingham Forest last season. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Norwich City have lined up a move for Benfica’s Portuguese international striker Nelson Oliveira.

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Alex Neil
Yesterday, 08:00
Sebastien Bassong could make his first senior appearance of the season for Norwich City in Tuesday's League Cup tie. 
Picture by EXPA Pictures/Focus Images Ltd

Young and old will get the chance to impress Alex Neil on Tuesday night, with the prize at stake not simply EFL Cup progress at Coventry City’s expense.

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Yesterday, 18:30
For live coverage of Norwich City v Coventry City go to www.pinkun.com/live

Norwich City face Coventry City tonight in the second round of the EFL Cup and you can follow the game live, and join in, at www.pinkun.com/live

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