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Downham Town boss wants players to regain winning habit in Thurlow Nunn League Division One North

Joint Downham Town manager Craig Dickson wants his side to get back into the winning habit again after dropping points in their last two outings.

The Memorial Field outfit are second in the Thurlow Nunn First Division North standings but suffered a 3-0 defeat against March Town United and were held to a 1-1 draw at Yarmouth Town over the festive period.

Dickson believes there are still plenty of positives for his side at this stage of the season and is confident his side can get back to winning ways when Cornard United visit Norfolk.

Yarmouth v Downham 4 (26057821)
Yarmouth v Downham 4 (26057821)

Dickson said: “It is frustrating when you drop points in consecutive League matches, but we were unlucky not to take all three points from the game at Yarmouth so we aren’t getting too down about it.

“We are still in a great place and I am confident we will be one of the sides in and around the top four come the end of the season.

“There are plenty of positives for us, we are in a great position with a good number of points on the board and we have given ourselves something to build on in the new year.”

The Downham chief admits that his side may have to tweak their style of play slightly over the coming weeks but is looking forward to the challenges that Cornard will pose.

“Cornard will be a test, they are a side that has always been up and down and go through highs and lows during the season,” said Dickson.

“You never quite know what you are going to come up against and that is the same for a lot of sides in this division.

“All you can do is focus on yourselves and our own performances and that’s what we will be doing at the weekend.

“We have been playing a bit more direct recently and we want to get back to playing our football which is when we were at our best earlier on in the season.

“We tweaked things slightly at half time against Yarmouth and will be looking to implement that again.”

Yarmouth v Downham 3 (26057811)
Yarmouth v Downham 3 (26057811)

Elsewhere in the First Division North, Fakenham Town travel to table-topping Mulbarton Wanderers looking to try and keep their fading promotion alive after an indifferent Christmas.

King’s Lynn Town Reserves will be looking to bounce back after their derby defeat against Wisbech St Mary last time out when they entertain Debenham LC at The Fenland Stadium, Wisbech.

Alex Vincent’s Swaffham Town side are without a match in Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

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