Ghosts bounce back to winning ways

Fakenham Town manager Wayne Anderson was delighted by Tuesday night's home win over his former club Downham, the Ghosts bouncing back from a 2-1 Saturday defeat at Saffron Walden.

Fakenham Town manager Wayne Anderson was delighted by Tuesday night's home win over his former club Downham, the Ghosts bouncing back from a 2-1 Saturday defeat at Saffron Walden.

At the weekend, Fakenham had lacked quality in the opposing penalty area, and Anderson was pleased at the way his forwards' pace caused Downham problems midweek. “We moved the ball really quickly, we felt comfortable on the ball,” said Anderson.

Saturday's visitors are new side to Ridgeons One, Cambridge University Press. Anderson said he knew they had three or four full-timers, being an academy side for Cambridge United. And he will be without skipper Stephen Harvey and Lee Hyde.

Ben Coe is out for another two or three weeks, but Danny Foulsham is back in training.


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“I have got a big squad, and hopefully we can carry on from Tuesday night,” said Anderson.

Fakenham Town 2, Downham 1

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Anderson played himself in Tuesday night's derby against his former club and must have been delighted by his side's second-half performance which took them to fifth in Ridgeons One.

Downham took a surprise lead with a 14th-minute penalty, the awarding of which mystified many of the 118 Clipbush Park crowd, writes John Cushion.

The Ghosts went close when Simon Bush flashed a shot wide after fine work on the edge of the box, then wasted three good chances before half-time.

They upped the pace second half and equalised on 51 minutes when Martin Allen converted Bush's low cross from the right after Bush had forced a great save from the keeper.

Jason Pease swerved home a 25-yard free-kick for the 79th minute winner, and Town could have had several more goals in an enterprising second period.

Team: Rix, Garner, Pease, Savory, Gilchrist, Cole, Harvey, Anderson, Bush, Rose, Allen. Subs used: Bunting, Rawlings.

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