Final game sums up Ghosts’ season

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“Our season in a nutshell” was joint boss Neil Jarvis’s verdict after Fakenham ended their season with a 2-2 draw at home to Newmarket, writes Ed Colman.

The Ghosts had led 2-0 after a superb opening 45 minutes that included two well-taken goals from striker Ashley Jarvis (30 and 33 minutes) and some other good chances.

But the visitors battled back strongly after the break and levelled things up through Ross Patterson (66) and Adam Dalby (82) to ensure that there was no winning end to Fakenham’s 2014/15 Thurlow Nunn Premier Division campaign.

“That’s exactly how we’ve been performing over the season – we took the lead with a couple of good goals and could have put the game to bed,” said Jarvis, who has been in joint caretaker charge of the first team alongside Robbie Harris since the start of April.

“At 2-0 up it’s always a difficult scoreline then you give a goal away, the youngsters panic a little bit up against quite an experienced team who put us under a lot of pressure in the second half, and they probably deserved their equaliser.

“But the game could have been over before then and that’s something we have to work on for next season.”

The game, which attracted a gate of 126 with the Ghosts allowing fans to pay what they wanted on the turnstiles, was played on Friday so Fakenham had to wait until Saturday to learn their final placing of 13th in the table.