Ghosts face Vase trip test

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Fakenham Town continue their FA Vase campaign tomorrow with the trip to UCL Premier side Yaxley, writes Ed Colman.

The Cuckoos currently sit third in their league table and have lost only three league matches all season with Ghosts boss Wayne Anderson cautious of the threat they pose his side.

“I’ve not been and seen them but I know they are going to have a lot of experience in their side,” Anderson told the club’s official website.

“They have a few former St Ives and former King’s Lynn lads so it’s going to be very difficult. We know they are doing really well in their league so it’s a tough ask for us but if we’re on our mettle and get our heads down and do things right, if we make sure we’re strong at the back, we’ll stand a chance.

“The Irchester game [in the first round] was against a side a league below us who were in the bottom three and we had our mentality right to keep the winning way going.

“We have adapted very well to being back in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division and now we go into another Vase game knowing that this side will not be a pushover, they are going to be one of the sides to watch out for.

“At the end of the day, if you want to progress in this competition you’ve got to beat teams like this so we’ve got to go out and think about our jobs, and make sure we do them right.

“There might be a few hundred people there on Saturday but I know the lads can rise to the occasion and if they apply themselves right there’s no reason why we can’t get a draw or go through.”

Anderson will have Dion Frary, Lee Day and Alex Walpole back available for selection.

Meanwhile, Downham Town are back in action this weekend when they travel to Gorleston tomorrow in the Norfolk Senior Cup.

The Town’s new management of team of Bob Warby and Lewis Thompson got off to a dream start last weekend, with the club’s former manager Mark Reeve being appointed manager of Premier Division side Diss Town during the week.

King’s Lynn Town Reserves boss Jonathan Hawes is looking for his players to reproduce some of their away performance in front of their own fans.

Lynn’s second string host Leiston Reserves at The Walks tomorrow and Hawes said: “I don’t know why but we seem to have been playing better away from home this season.

“We need to start producing some of those displays in front of our own fans and we had a high-intensity training session on Tuesday night to try to address this.”

Lynn will be without the suspended Kevin White for the Thurlow Nunn Division One clash.

“When Kevin doesn’t play we miss his experience in the middle of the park,” said Hawes.

“Leiston have been struggling of late and we want to keep the run going after getting a great result away from home last week.

“Our aim is to finish in the top-six, which would be a brilliant first season for us at this level.”

No game for Swaffham Town; their next fixture is at home to Wroxham in the Norfolk Senior Cup on Tuesday.

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