Boost for Fakenham Town as Ben Coe extends stay

FAKENHAM Town’s bid for a top half finish in the Ridgeons League First Division has received a boost after they extended Ben Coe’s stay at the club.

Coe’s initial loan deal from King’s Lynn expired after Saturday’s commendable 0-0 draw at home to leaders Godmanchester, but boss Wayne Anderson confirmed the midfielder will stay at Clipbush Park for at least another three weeks.

“I’ve spoken to Gary Setchell (King’s Lynn manager) and he’s happy for Ben to stay with us at the moment.

“He probably wouldn’t be getting a game at King’s Lynn at the moment so they are happy for us to have him at least until he’s needed there.”

Coe has played an important part in helping the Ghosts on a seven-match unbeaten run which they will hope to extend when Halstead Town visit Clipbush Park this Saturday (3pm).

Anderson said: “It was a good team performance on Saturday. The boys are on such a high at the moment and we’ve lost one in the last 10 games now.

“We’ve played most of the top teams and we don’t look like an average team any more.

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“The lads are working hard in training, taking on board what me and Neil Jarvis are telling them and they are turning up on Saturdays full of beans.”

Anderson believes a clear the air session with the players has played a key role in the Ghosts’ improvement: “I sat down with the director of football, Geoff Saunders and said we just need to believe in ourselves,” he said.

“We then sat down with the players and that brought out some stuff that I needed to know and from then on, it’s gone with a bang.

“I can’t think of the last time Fakenham only lost one in 10.”