Ghosts looking for good run
Fakenham Town are looking for a couple of wins on the bounce to get them off the bottom of Ridgeons One.Having deserved a point at March last weekend, where they lost 2-1 after leading, they hit the road again on Saturday for a trek to mid-table FC Clacton.
Fakenham Town are looking for a couple of wins on the bounce to get them off the bottom of Ridgeons One.
Having deserved a point at March last weekend, where they lost 2-1 after leading, they hit the road again on Saturday for a trek to mid-table FC Clacton. Striker Karl Pask is still ruled out by injury.
March Town United 2, Fakenham Town 0
After the disappointing performance at home to Swaffham, the Ghosts were asked to give commitment and a good performance - and they delivered, said joint manager Stuart Woodhouse.
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A goal from Mark Critten put them ahead after 10 minutes against a Hares outfit which plays in a similar style, but after winning all the key defensive headers they conceded an equaliser from a corner to go in at the break all square.
“We had defended well when under pressure. Until then we had won all the headers,” said Woodhouse.
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Not for the first time this season a harsh refereeing decision led to a goal against.
A free-kick was awarded for hands when the ball took a difficult bounce in the centre of the pitch and hit Nick Haynes in the armpit area. From the free-kick a forward got in just ahead of keeper Danial Stockdale as he came out and headed over him for the deciding goal.
It was harsh on a keeper who had performed well, making some good saves and even getting a hand to the equaliser.
At the other end a terrific Haynes header was matched by a fine save and Fakenham had an effort cleared off the line.
Woodhouse said a couple of wins on the bounce would help the Ghosts climb off the bottom.
“We are not that far away,” he said, hoping that it was the side's turn to get a rub of the green.
Fakenham: Stockdale, B Woodhouse, Tagg, A Woodhouse, Fenwick, Cole, Day, Whittred, Critten, Betts, Haynes. Subs used: Bamford, Hooks, King.
Fakenham Reserves lost 4-0 at home to promotion-chasing St Johns and are second-bottom of Anglian Combination Division Two. They entertain Downham Reserves on Saturday (3pm).
Fakenham A lost 4-0 at home to Thurlton & Ashby in Central & South Norfolk League Division Four, where they are mid-table.