AFC slumped to a poor home defeat conceding three goals in the first sixteen minutes giving them a mountain to climb for the rest of the game.
Things could have been worse as the visitors missed a third minute penalty saved by debutant goalkeeper Curtis Chiild deputising for Paul Walker who broke a finger in training.
There was no further first half scoring and there was hope when Ben Hunter pulled a goal back two minutes after the restart. The joy was short lived as Dereham scored again two minutes later to really wrap things up.
The result sees AFC slip to seventeenth place in the table.
AFC Reserves won 2-0 away to Leiston Reserves.
Updated 17:18 - 23 Dec 2017 by Tony Simpson