Godmanchester Rovers 0 Fakenham Town 1
Wayne Anderson saluted an “outstanding” performance that saw Fakenham “win as a team” at second-placed Rovers.
The Ghosts took the points thanks to Ashley Jarvis’s stunning 25-yarder on 70 minutes while they also dug in resolutely with their back four particularly outstanding to repel the home side’s attacks.
Godmanchester struck the woodwork in the early stages of both halves but other than that they didn’t force Fakenham stopper Tommy Rix into making a save – leaving Anderson purring about arguably his team’s best display of the campaign.
He said: “I got the lads together after the match and said to them that it was one of the best games I had seen us play since last season.
“You could see why Godmanchester are where they are in the table but my boys played as a team, we won as a team and came off the field as a team. We were outstanding.
“The game went a bit backwards and forwards like a shuttlecock as they had the wind in the first half and slung everything at us, then we had it in the second and did to them what they did to us, and eventually we got our reward.
“Ashley Jarvis was superb, not just with his brilliant goal but the character and strength he showed all through the match.”
The win moved Fakenham to ninth in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division table ahead of tomorrow’s League Cup first round tie at home to Kirkley & Pakefield (7.45pm).