Ghosts needs cutting edge

TWO more close results have underlined Fakenham Town's big improvement, but converting chances remains a problem for manager Wayne Anderson.His attacking options were blunted for Tuesday night's game at Gorleston, which was lost 1-0, by injuries sustained in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Thetford.

TWO more close results have underlined Fakenham Town's big improvement, but converting chances remains a problem for manager Wayne Anderson.

His attacking options were blunted for Tuesday night's game at Gorleston, which was lost 1-0, by injuries sustained in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Thetford.

Julian Delicata, the scorer at Thetford, was ruled out by a cracked rib and Danny Foulsham by ligament damage.

Even so, at Emerald Park Tuesday night defender Lee Hyde went close with a couple of headers, and Jake Betts had two headers saved.


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The game was decided by a goal early second half.

“We played really well, we had 70 to 80 per cent of the play,” said Anderson, who lamented his side's failure to find the back of the net.

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On Saturday, Fakenham will fancy their chances against fourth-bottom Stowmarket, (ko 3pm) while on Tuesday night they get a chance to avenge this week's defeat when Gorleston visit Clipbush Park (ko 7.45pm).

Fakenham Reserves continue to look for their first win of the season although they picked up their fourth point of their Anglian Combination Division Three season with a 1-1 home draw with Caister on Saturday.

On Saturday they visit North Walsham Reserves (ko 3pm).

w In other Tuesday night games, Dereham held Ridgeons Premier leaders CRC to a 0-0 draw at Aldiss Park following their 1-1 draw at Walsham-le-Willows.

In the Ridgeons Challenge Cup, Needham Market exacted revenge for their FA Vase defeat by beating Wroxham 1-0 in their quarter-final at Needham.

Ridgeons One leaders Brantham won 2-0 at home to Halstead, FC Clacton beat March 3-1, Swaffham beat Godmanchester 3-0 and Stowmarket lost 1-0 at home to Whitton.

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