Fakenham boss Anderson looks forward to FA Cup buzz in hosting Sleaford Town

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Fakenham Town welcome Sleaford Town to Clipbush Park this weekend as the FA Cup returns for another season.

This weekend’s Extra Preliminary Round tie will be Sleaford’s season opener with the Greens not kicking off their United Counties League campaign until Wednesday night.

On the other hand, Fakenham enjoyed a winning start to their Thurlow Nunn Premier Division campaign last weekend, when they secured a hard earned three points after a 2-0 victory over Hadleigh United.

Clipbush Park chief Wayne Anderson is looking forward to the buzz the FA Cup brings with it and hopes his side can build on a pleasing performance last time out.

“You always look forward to FA Cup games, there is something special about them and there is always an extra buzz around the place,” he told the Lynn News.

“We started the season with a really good performance against Hadleigh, we worked hard, showed a lot of character and dug-in deep when we had to.

“It was a good pre-season for us and the lads were able to start the season in really good shape and to get three points on the board from your first game is always a good start. You never want to be playing catch up.”

The Ghosts boss believes that having already played a competitive fixture will give his side an added boost over their Lincolnshire opponents.

“It was a quick turnaround for us over the summer, with pre-season being shorter than normal but I think having already had some competitive action under our belts will stand us in good stead as you don’t want be jumping in at the deep end.

“We know it is going to be a tough game and we are going to have to work hard to get through it but I think the lads have got what it takes and after the way we started the season, I am really looking forward to it.”

Fakenham Town are encouraging supporters to go along and support the Ghosts on Saturday, kick off 3pm at Clipbush Park with tickets priced at £6 for adults and £4 for concessions and children.