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Fakenham Town champing at the bit to play some football

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 January 2015

Wayne Anderson, left, and Neil Jarvis are raring to go. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Wayne Anderson, left, and Neil Jarvis are raring to go. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

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Fakenham Town will look to put a fortnight of frustration behind them as they bid to finally get their 2015 matches underway on Saturday.

Wayne Anderson’s side are yet to kick a ball in anger so far this year after back-to-back postponements. Now they are readying themselves for a return to Thurlow Nunn Premier Division action with the visit of Kirkley & Pakefield to Clipbush Park (3pm) and are relishing the chance to get back out on the pitch again.

Manager Anderson said: “It has been a bit of a frustrating start to the year so far because you always want to be playing football on a Saturday afternoon, and we haven’t done that for a couple of weeks.

“But the boys have been working very hard in training as we have to keep ourselves in shape and they have put some good sessions in over at Bircham Newton.

“They want to get back out there playing again, I want us to be out there trying to add to our points tally again, and we are all looking forward to Saturday.

“We haven’t played since the end of December but we are still in a brilliant position in the table so now we want to get back on that pitch and try to build on what we have achieved so far this season.”

Despite their time out of action the Ghosts remain eighth in the Premier Division.

Saturday’s visitors are four places and eight points better off but they have had a turbulent few days with the resignation of their manager Jamie Godbold and his assistant Andy Reynolds, who have left to take over at AFC Sudbury in Division One North of the Ryman League. Kirkley are unlikely to have a new man in charge by the time they arrive at Clipbush Park.

Meanwhile, Fakenham’s reserves have a week off from Anglian Combination Division Three action this weekend.

Last Saturday they dropped to eighth in the table on the back of a 2-1 defeat at Yelverton with Ollie Bamforth scoring for Ben Pierce’s side.

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