Anderson welcomes top former Swaffham striker to Fakenham Town

Joe Jackson turns his man to head goalward.
Joe Jackson turns his man to head goalward.
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All roads lead to Carrow Road, for Fakenham Town; just one is blocked by King’s Lynn Town, one by Norwich United and one by Harleston Town.

The Ghosts booked their place in the semi-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup last weekend, after overcoming Diss Town at Brewers Green Lane, and are now just one game from May’s showcase final at the home of Alex Neil’s Norwich City.

Jack Frohawk scores the third goal K Lynn Res v March

Jack Frohawk scores the third goal K Lynn Res v March

Earlier this week, the Clipbush Park side confirmed the signing of former Swaffham Town striker Joe Jackson, on a short term loan deal from Norwich United, and Wayne Anderson is looking forward to the Pedlars’ leading goal scorer from last season boosting their strike force.

Fakenham travel to fifth place Stanway Rovers tomorrow, kick-off 3pm, with Anderson pleased with the positive atmosphere in the dressing room.

“There is a real buzz in the dressing room,” he told the Lynn News. “It is a great feeling to be a game from Carrow Road, then we had the news about Joe (Jackson) and it has been a really good week for us, which has given us all a boost.

“I said after the game on Saturday how proud I was of the lads for getting into the semis of the Senior Cup, especially after a run of poor results in the league, where we felt we deserved more points than we got.

“There is a lot of football to be played between now and the semi-finals, so we will be taking each game as it comes.

“We are fully focused on the trip to Stanway and it will be great to have Joe Jackson in the frame as we have struggled in the final third at times this year.

“The run we have been on since Christmas hasn’t been what we wanted and now there is a buzz around the dressing room, like there always is after your first win in a while, we want to make the most of it.”

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, this weekend, Swaffham Town travel to third from bottom Hadleigh United looking to close the gap on the sides around them at the wrong end of the table.

In the First Division, Downham Town will be looking to make amends after a 4-1 defeat away at Framlingham Town last weekend, when they travel to third from bottom Needham Market Reserves; who have the second worse goal difference in the league currently at -71.

Lynn Reserves, in 13th place, host seventh-spot Braintree Town. Lynn have up to five games in hand on teams around them in the league and will hope to make the most of that in the coming weeks.

Swaffham’s senior Saturday sides were without fixtures and the Veterans’ Sunday game fell foul of the weather. This was a chance for the grounds team to catch up on other maintenance jobs that play second fiddle to the pitch on match-days.

The club thanks the George Hotel and the Greyhound Inn for their continued support by providing after match refreshments for the players and match officials this season.

First Division bottom 12

Downham Town 26 10 8 8 38

Wisbech St Mary 27 10 7 10 37

Whitton United 29 12 0 17 36

King’s Lynn TR 24 9 5 10 32

Team Bury 28 10 2 16 32

Cornard United 29 8 7 14 31

AFC Sudbury 28 8 4 16 28

March Town U 29 7 7 15 28

Debenham LC 26 7 5 14 26

Needham Market 30 5 2 23 17

Dereham Town 27 3 3 21 12

Leiston 26 2 2 22 8