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Fakenham Town's sole Thurlow Nunn League objective is promotion

Andy Cunningham has his sights firmly set on promotion this season after Fakenham Town narrowly missed out last term.

The Ghosts finished sixth in the league standings last year and start a new season by entertaining Framlingham Town at Clipbush Park.

And Cunningham knows it could have been so different had his side not dropped so many points from winning positions last term.

Fakenham Town v Histon....Andy Cunningham new manager. (14619103)
Fakenham Town v Histon....Andy Cunningham new manager. (14619103)

Despite enjoying an incredible run of form from the turn of the new year, Fakenham’s early-season form in Division One North was ultimately their downfall.

“We dropped 14 points from winning positions last season and our home form up until Christmas ultimately cost us,” said Cunningham.

“Early in the season we struggled to break teams down at home and our away form was a lot better.

“I’m feeling confident. We haven’t changed a massive amount in terms of personnel.

“We want to win the league, that’s the aim, but failing that we want to secure a top-four finish and win promotion.”

Cunningham has strengthened the Ghosts’ squad with three new signings, while bringing both the reserve and under-18 squads closer together.

Former Wroxham, Stowmarket and Dereham midfielder Payton Swatman has arrived at Clipbush Park over the close season, as have both George Whitmore and Ben Hughes.

The Fakenham boss sees Mulbarton, March, Lakenheath and Sheringham as the main threats to his side in the months ahead.


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