One target left for Ghosts
Fakenham Town have one target left this season, to get clear of the bottom of Ridgeons Division One and climb the table.Assessing the Ghosts' situation in the wake of their Norfolk Senior Cup fourth round home defeat by Anglian Combination Premier Division Loddon United, joint manager Mark King had faith the squad could deliver against a general football low point in the area.
Fakenham Town have one target left this season, to get clear of the bottom of Ridgeons Division One and climb the table.
Assessing the Ghosts' situation in the wake of their Norfolk Senior Cup fourth round home defeat by Anglian Combination Premier Division Loddon United, joint manager Mark King had faith the squad could deliver against a general football low point in the area.
“Football in our area is going through a real low. Because of the way things are, we are all fighting for the same players,” he said.
“Individually our players can play at that (Ridgeons One) level, but they go out on the pitch and for some reason it does not materialise.” He said there were no problems with the players' attitudes.
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“I am confident they can start to pick up points against teams who we should be matching. I would like to think there are enough teams in the division that we are better than.”
He said it was mystifying that the Ghosts tended to produce their best form away from home against the better teams. “The spirit in the team is no problem, that is not an issue,” said club veteran King.
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“But Stuart (Woodhouse) and I are under no illusions. We probably need two or three more players in there.”
He warned that players will have to be on their metal for Saturday's home league game against seventh-placed God-manchester. “They know how to attack,” he warned.
Looking back to the 5-1 home cup defeat by Loddon, King rued the missing of two good chances in the opening 10 minutes but admitted: “Loddon were better in every department. There are six or seven teams in the Anglian Premier who would have no problems at Ridgeon One level. Loddon are a quick, physical, big bunch of men. They don't pretend to be anything thay are not. Fakenham are being punished for errors and must cut them out of their game. Loddon didn't make any errors.
“Loddon did a good job and will give either Norwich United or King's Lynn Reserves a good game. They are a good, solid outfit.”
Fakenham A lost 6-1 at home to runaway leaders Hethersett Atletic who have a 100 per cent record in Central & South Norfolk League Division Four.
Next season the club celebrates its 125th year. A separate committee will meet early in the new year.
Any former player or official interested in sitting on it should contact either Nigel Allen or John Day at the clubhouse.