After a testing weekend last time out, which saw Fakenham Town, Swaffham Town and Downham Town all come out of their respective fixtures with nothing to show for their efforts, local football fans will be hoping for better this weekend.
In the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, the Ghosts suffered a 3-1 defeat at high flying Newmarket Town last weekend, in a game where, according to Ghosts boss Wayne Anderson, the score line didn’t reflect the performance put in by his side.
Anderson’s troops play host to Haverhill Rovers tomorrow, kick off 3pm at Clipbush Park, and he is confident his side can set themselves for a strong finish to the season.
“We were unlucky to come away from the Newmarket game with a 3-1 defeat, the lads put a real shift in and deserved more,” he told the Lynn News.
“We have showed a lot of character over the last few weeks and it shows when results maybe aren’t going the way that you would like them to, that you learn more about the characters you have in the dressing room and on the pitch.
“We are not going to allow ourselves to get distracted by the Senior Cup semi-final. We will be taking each game as it comes and looking to really build momentum to end the season on a high, starting with Haverhill on Saturday.
“Haverhill, like us, have struggled for consistency over the season, but we know they are a good side who can hurt you, so we need to keep that in mind and make sure we prepare properly for the game and be ready for a battle.
“We have come a long way from this time last year and we are now chasing a good end to the season.”
Swaffham Town will be looking to bounce back from a 6-1 defeat at the hands of promotion chasing Stanway Rovers, when they travel to Ely City this weekend.
The Pedlars will be looking to close the gap between themselves and the rest of the sides at the foot of the Premier Division table.
In the First Division Pav Guziejko’s Downham Town side welcome Holland FC to Memorial Field for the first time.
The Essex outfit are four places and eight points better off in the standings ahead of the clash.
Swaffham Town Reserves came through a tough away fixture at Beccles Caxton 2-1 victors. Sam Loomes and Korben Willis were on target for the Pedlars. Tomorrow they welcome South Walsham to Shoemakers Lane in the Almary Green Anglian Combination Division Three.