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The Non-League Teams in Norfolk Letting Fans Through The Gates

For Norwich City fans, the new football season isn’t exactly how they would be wanting it. Life in the Championship has gotten underway relatively well, but with no fans at Carrow Road, it isn’t quite the same.

Millions of fans around the world are resorting to watching on TV, taking advantage of the betting markets and watching in-play. Making the most of that is great, and it really is. After all, there are tons of offers which can help you bet on the Canaries. No deposit free bets are particularly good for them. No deposit free bets are a promotion that allow you to bet without depositing a penny, and it’s creating a completely new normal for watching Norwich as we edge closer to the new year.

But while having a punt on the football and watching from home is one way of enjoying football over the coming months, it is actually still possible to watch football live from the stands too!

Norfolk is bursting with non-league and amateur clubs which you can go and watch, and below we’ve delivered a selection of clubs you really shouldn’t miss out on…

Cromer Town

Cromer Town are members of the North East Norfolk League Division One, forming in 1997 after a merger with Madra United.

The Crabs were relegated last season but have got off to a good start to this season with three wins from their four games.

The side play at Cabbell Park, in the town centre of Cromer and fans are being welcomed in, albeit with people having to follow social distancing guidelines.

Fakenham Town

A club with a slightly longer history is Fakenham Town, who date back to 1884. Nicknamed The Ghosts, they play in the Eastern Counties League Division One North and have also enjoyed a good start to the season, picking up 10 points from their opening four fixtures.

The club play at Clipbush Park, which is a traditional looking non-league ground, where you can enjoy a pie and a pint on the terraces and an atmosphere you simply don’t get higher up the footballing pyramid.

Thetford Town

Another Eastern Counties team but in the Premier Division are Thetford Town who have been playing at Mundford Road for generations.

The side are nicknamed the Brecklanders and could do with all the support they can get currently with the side having lost all five of their opening fixtures, scoring only three in the process.

Do not let that put you off though. Live football and the taste, sights and smells are worth well more than three points and if you’re looking for your football fix in Norfolk, Thetford is a lovely ground to visit.

Watton United

Interestingly, Watton United are also named the Brecklanders but play in the Anglian Combination Division One. They have a long and prestigious history that dates back to the late 1800s and currently play at the Watton Sports Centre.

You’ll find a stand in the ground to keep you dry, but don’t worry you can also keep yourself warm with Watton United registering the largest tea bar in non-league football according to sources.

The Best of the Rest

Of course there are many other teams across the county that are currently letting fans go and watch, including the likes of Sheringham FC, Swaffham Town and many more. In fact, go to any local park on a Saturday afternoon and you’ll find some form of football being enjoyed which you can watch.

While it might not be an evening down at Carrow Road, it is football, and these local sides need all the help they can get as they also fight to survive the pandemic.