Fakenham 1 FC Clacton 0
Fakenham Town finally got their 2015 fixtures underway on Saturday as an Ashley Jarvis penalty earned them the points against struggling Clacton, writes Ed Colman.
The Ghosts, who had not played this year owing to two postponements and a weekend without a scheduled game, could have been out of sight in the first 15 minutes with visiting keeper Liam Daniels denying Jarvis three times – while other efforts from Lee Day and Alex Walpole went just wide.
And while Jarvis’s 30th-minute penalty was all that separated the sides in the final equation, Wayne Anderson’s men had been far superior across the 90 minutes.
The manager said: “I told the boys before the game that no goals against and three points on the table would do us the world of good.
“With not having played for four weeks and just being able to train indoors, that doesn’t help the match-fitness but we started well and the game could have been put to bed early.
“We’ve still got work to do because of the lack of games but in the first half particularly we had a lot of possession. It was good to see Robbie Harris back on the pitch after breaking his hand, and everyone got the cobwebs out of the system so we’ll work them hard in training this week.”
The result was enough to move Fakenham back up to eighth in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division table.