Ghosts' big chance of first points

Fakenham Town are back in league action on Saturday at home to Long Melford with a good chance to get their points total moving after 10 successive Ridgeons First Division defeats.

Fakenham Town are back in league action on Saturday at home to Long Melford with a good chance to get their points total moving after 10 successive Ridgeons First Division defeats.

The Ghosts' Clipbush Park visitors (3pm ko) are just one place and four points above them, having played two games more, all their points coming from draws, the latest of which was 1-1 at home to Thetford at the weekend.

Fakenham can lift off the bottom if they can harness the consistency their game cries out for. Ipswich Wanderers are only nine points better off, but have played four more games, and Downham with 11 points from 14 games are not out of reach if the Ghosts can start putting results together.

Great Yarmouth beat Fakenham 6-1 in the Ridgeons League Division One KO Cup on Tuesday. Just before the interval the Ghosts deservedly led through Mark Betts.


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But Fernando Vide equalised seconds from the break, added another soon after the interval - and from then on it was one-way traffic with Bloaters' goals from Adam Sewell, Liam Bartley, Dominic Smith and Jake Reed.

Kirkley & Pakefield 6, Fakenham Town 0

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Visitors Fakenham, some 37 positions below K&P in the league structure, put up a brave fight for 55 minutes and then conceded six goals in a torrid last 35 minutes of last Wednesday night's Ridgeons League Challenge Cup.

The rout started when Liam Harvey-Cooper made a dash into the penalty box and was brought down, keeper Robert Woodcock scoring from the spot, his 15th sucess for K&P.

On 62 minutes, Scott Martin set up Rory French to net with a low effort, followed a minute later by a French and Manning move that saw Nathan Stone score the first of his two goals.

Russell Stock and Lewis Blois came off the bench and the latter's free-kick found Stock's head for the fourth on 74 minutes. Right on time Stock sent Taz Grint away and his superb right wing cross was met by Stone.

Stone had a hand in the final goal, well into injury time, which French tapped in. The visitors never gave up and their man of the match was keeper Saun Cooper who made some fine saves.

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