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Ghosts end back-to-back draws with fine display at Clipbush Park




Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham was full of praise for the way his side put Debenham LC to the sword on Saturday.

The Ghosts ended back-to-back 0-0 draws with a fine 4-0 victory at Clipbush Park.

First half goals from Ryan Curtis and Matthew Franks saw the Ghosts take a deserved two-goal lead into the break.

Efforts from Fraser Field and substitute Daniel Hogston after the interval sealed a fully-deserved three points for Cunningham’s side.

Matty Franks heads home Fakenham's second goal from a near-post corner. The Ghosts won 4-0 at home to Debenham LC to go sixth in the Thurlow Nunn Division One North standings. (6946094)
Matty Franks heads home Fakenham's second goal from a near-post corner. The Ghosts won 4-0 at home to Debenham LC to go sixth in the Thurlow Nunn Division One North standings. (6946094)

The victory leaves Fakenham sixth in the Thurlow Nunn First Division North standings and stretches their unbeaten run to five matches.

“To go five games unbeaten in any league is always a good achievement and we have built up some good momentum since the turn of the year," said Cunningham.

“We had been left frustrated by the two goalless draws before Saturday, where we struggled to make our pressure tell.

"So it felt very good to put the chances away we created against Debenham and to come away with a deserved three points.

“It was a real team performance against Debenham, I have always said we have goals throughout the team and I think that showed on Saturday.”

The Ghosts are yet to concede a goal in 2019 and have kept four consecutive clean sheets. Cunningham believes this shows the progress his outfit are continuing to make.

“To have kept four consecutive clean sheets in a league as competitive and as strong as this, is a fantastic achievement," he said.

“We have made and are continuing to make lots of progress at both ends of the pitch and that’s not just a back four or a front two effort.

"That’s everyone, one to eleven, making a real effort and giving their all every time they walk out of that dressing room.

“We are in a good position, it’s been a great start to the year but we won’t get complacent.

“There is a lot of football to play and we have given ourselves a platform to build on."

Elsewhere AFC Sudbury Reserves enjoyed a fine 5-1 home win over Lynn Reserves, who could have easily gone into the interval 3-2 down rather than trailing 4-1 had it not been for a fine save from the home goalkeeper and a conceded penalty just before the break.

Swaffham's home game against Felixstowe and Walton Res and Downham's trip to March were postponed.



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