Fakenham Town FC boss Wayne Anderson is backing his side to bounce back tomorrow after they followed up an FA Cup exit last weekend with a 2-1 defeat at home to Great Yarmouth Town on Wednesday night, writes Ed Colman.
After a cagey first half at Clipbush Park, the Bloaters found themselves ahead after 48 minutes courtesy of Mitch Forbes but their lead was short lived with Ashley Jarvis pulling the hosts level just three minutes later.
Yarmouth impressed throughout the second half and could have retaken the lead on several occasions if it hadn’t have been for some superb keeping from Ghosts stopper Tommy Rix.
The hosts thought their solid defending had done enough to earn them a share of the spoils but deep into injury time Yarmouth substitute Chris Holmes had other ideas and his late strike saw Martyn Sinclair and Adam Mason’s side take all three points back to the coast.
Anderson’s side tomorrow travel to Felixstowe and Walton United, who ran riot in their opening fixture thrashing FC Clacton 8-0 and the Clipbush Park boss is confident his side can put their recent disappointing results behind them.
“The last two results have been frustrating for us as we have played well and probably deserved more than what we got,” he told the Lynn News.
“It was a shame to go out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle but we battled well and were unlucky not to get back into the game.
“I thought we were really unlucky against Yarmouth, Tommy Rix made some great saves and didn’t deserve to concede like that so late on.
“Late defeats are always difficult to take and it is not a nice feeling and we want to make sure we are feeling the same as we did after the Hadleigh game.
“Felixstowe are a very good side and they had a great result on the first day but we can’t afford to fear them and we just have to go there and play our game.
“While the two results have been frustrating the performances have been too far off what we want and there is plenty to build on and I am sure we have what it takes to put the results behind us and move on.”
l Swaffham Town welcome Thetford Town to Shoemakers Lane tonight, kick off 7.45pm, and are encouraging people to get out and support the Pedlars in their first home match of the domestic season. Swaffham Town Reserves are in action tomorrow when they play host to Soham Town Rangers Reserves.
l Downham Town travel to Coggeshall Town this weekend looking to build on a hard earned three points from their trip to Diss Town on Tuesday night.
Matt Bussens provided the only goal of the game as the Memorial Field outfit recorded a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Brewers Green Lane.
Both Coggeshall and Downham have four points on the board from their opening two fixtures and tomorrow’s meeting promises to be a tough test for both sides.