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Ghosts robbed by late goal

PUBLISHED: 10:54 11 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:42 07 July 2010

Fakenham Town 1, Gorleston 2

THE Ghosts' cruel season was made even more painful Tuesday night when a deserved point was snatched from their grasp in the last minute.

Fakenham Town 1, Gorleston 2

THE Ghosts' cruel season was made even more painful Tuesday night when a deserved point was snatched from their grasp in the last minute.

However, ambitions of climbing off the bottom of Ridgeons One are still very much alive as Long Melford, with two points more, have played four games more than Fakenham, and Ipswich Wanderers - whom the Ghosts visit on Saturday - are still only three points better off from one more game played following their defeat at Diss midweek, writes John Cushion.

After a disappointing 6-1 reverse at Cornard on Saturday, Fakenham showed real character under the Clipbush Park lights to battle back from a goal down to get on level terms, only to see the Greens score on 90 minutes.

The Ghosts were showing signs of getting to grips with a pacey Greens outfit when they fell behind to a 34th minute goal, Steve Taylor blasting home a rebound from a blocked shot.

On 54 minutes a super Fakenham move ended with Jason Cole's left-wing cross headed home at the far post by Karl Pask.

With Ian Cooper in top shot-stopping form, that looked enough for a point, only for Regan Harman's low shot to get past Cooper's dive to his right to go just inside the post for the winner.

There are still too many loose passes coming from the Fakenham defence and midfield, but the teamwork and covering was back in their defensive game and they created their fair share of chances.

Again, however, Lady Luck was not wearing the amber and black.

New singing Matty Jensch, a midfielder signed from Loddon, went on second half.

Fakenham: Cooper, Raisbury, A Woodhouse, Whittred, Day, Bamford, Critten, Haynes, Pask, Betts, Cole. Subs: Jensch, Hooks, Fenwick, King.

Fakenham Reserves were left on the bottom of Anglian Combination Division Two by Tuesday night results.


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