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Fakenham Town boss wants players to continue momentum in Thurlow Nunn League

Andy Cunningham won’t be drawn on whether Fakenham Town’s late promotion charge is gathering pace and insists the focus for his side is to gain momentum.

The Ghosts have secured a maximum points return from their last two Thurlow Nunn First Division North fixtures.

And they will be strong favourites when they come up against Felixstowe and Walton United Reserves at Clipbush Park on Saturday.

Fakenham Town v Histon....Andy Cunningham new manager. (28001410)
Fakenham Town v Histon....Andy Cunningham new manager. (28001410)

The Seasiders’ second string travel to Norfolk just three places on the bottom of the table, while the Ghosts sit eighth just four points off fourth – the last of the automatic promotion places in the division this term.

Cunningham told the Lynn News he was delighted with the last two shifts his troops put in and if looking for more of the same tomorrow.

“The level of performance the team put in at Framlingham was excellent. It is a hard place to go to and we fully deserved to come away with three points,” said Cunningham.

“Winning at Framlingham was a great way to build on an equally impressive, but very different, win over Diss Town.

“We had been inconsistent in December and I get the feeling we have put that behind us now and we have the opportunity to show we have against Felixstowe on Saturday.

“The high levels we have set for ourselves in the last two games have to remain.

“If we can show the same desire and work rate we will give ourselves a really good chance to make it three wins out of three.”

When quizzed on the Ghosts’ chances of gaining promotion to the top-flight Cunningham refused to get carried away.

He said: “We are taking it one game at a time and focusing on performances and results on a game by game basis.

“We will worry about ourselves and let the League table take care of itself.

“To be in with a chance we need to gain momentum and go on a really good run. I think we are capable of doing that, but you don’t do that by looking too far ahead.”

Victory for the Ghosts tomorrow, could see them climb to fifth in the standings depending on results elsewhere.

Fakenham’s First Division North counterparts Downham Town are without a fixture.

They return to action on Wednesday night when they travel to take on King’s Lynn Town Reserves.

King’s Lynn Town Reserves, who host Needham Reserves, suffered a 2-1 reverse at home to Lakenheath on Wednesday night.

In the Premier Division of the Thurlow Nunn League, Swaffham Town will be looking to put last Saturday’s 7-0 defeat at Newmarket Town behind them at the first attempt.

Alex Vincent’s side are back on the road, making the trip to eighth-placed Mildenhall Town.

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