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Fakenham Town make it four successive clean sheets with impressive win

PUBLISHED: 07:20 07 February 2019

Matty Franks scores Fakenham Town's second goal in their 4-0 win over Debenham LC on Saturday Picture: RONNIE HEYHOE

Matty Franks scores Fakenham Town's second goal in their 4-0 win over Debenham LC on Saturday Picture: RONNIE HEYHOE

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Fakenham Town turned on the style to see off Debenham LC 4-0 in their latest Thurlow Nunn League Division One North match at Clipbush Park.

The excellent win stretched the Ghosts’ unbeaten run to four and means they have still to concede a goal in 2019 after a couple of goalless draws and a 2-0 win in their previous three games.

Fakenham got off to a flying start of Saturday, with Ryan Curtis firing them in front after just five minutes.

Matty Franks made it 2-0 on 34 minutes and there were two further goals in the second period, with Fraser Field opening his account for the team just before the hour mark and Dan Hogston completing the scoring from the penalty spot in the 78th minute.

The sixth placed Ghosts are at home to lowly Wisbech St Mary on Saturday (3pm) and then travel to Kirkley and Pakefield on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) for a re-arranged League Cup tie.

Andy Cunnigham is confident his Fakenham side can keep a fifth consecutive clean sheet at the weekend.

He said: “To have kept four clean sheets at any level is a good achievement and it is one that shows just how far we have come since the start of the season.

“Sides are finding it hard to break us down and as a manager that’s really pleasing, getting the three points against Debenham has made the two 0-0 draws we picked up in the two previous matches look a lot more positive now.

“We have started 2019 strongly and I want to keep that up.

“There is still a lot to play for and we will keep taking each game as it comes and trying to get as many points on the board and see where it leaves us come the end of the season.

“The spirit in the dressing room at the moment is really high and you can see that on the pitch.

“We have a group of players who are playing for each other and that’s a great place to be.

“Wisbech St Mary will be another tough test but I am confident we can build on the win against Debenham and I’d love to keep a fifth straight clean sheet.”

It’s now seven games without a win for Fakenham Town Reserves in Division One of the Anglian Combination following a 5-2 defeat at Stalham Town at the weekend. The second string hit the road again on Saturday to take on leaders Yelverton (2pm).

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