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Ghosts held to back-to-back draws in last two games

Fakenham Town go into tomorrow’s Thurlow Nunn First Division North clash with Debenham LC looking to get back to winning ways.

Andy Cunningham’s side have now gone 180 minutes without scoring or conceding after being held to back-to-back goalless draws by sides they would have been expected to beat.

Cunnnigham admits the last two results have been frustrating.

“It's difficult to know which to use,” admitted Cunningham.

“Its disappointing to have not scored in two matches but to keep back-to-back clean sheets – one away from home – is pleasing.

“I think it can be taken as glass half-full or glass half empty.

“However you look at it, what’s important is that we dust ourselves down and are ready to go again against Debenham on Saturday.

“We have been working hard on being more clinical in the final third to make sure we can convert the chances we are creating.

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“Against Needham Reserves, last Saturday, if we would have come away with a three or four-goal win I don’t think anyone would have questioned it, we have to make that pressure tell.

“Debenham are a strong side. They will be tough to break down but we have to go into the game confident of breaking the goal drought and getting a positive result.

“While the last two results have been frustrating and difficult to take, we are still in a decent position in the league and want to climb the table between now and the end of the season.”

Debenham’s visit to Clipbush Park kicks-off at 3pm and at the same time Downham Town travel to an in-form March Town United outfit.

The Hares play host to Dale Stokes' and Craig Dickson’s side some four places and seven points better off in the standings.

Victory for Downham could see them climb to sixth in the First Division North table, depending on results elsewhere.

After booking their place in the semi-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup last weekend, Paul Hunt’s Swaffham Town side return to League action when they welcome Felixstowe and Walton United’s second string to Shoemakers Lane.

Hunt’s side go into the game third in the table, seven points behind second-placed Mulbarton Wanderers with three matches in hand on their nearest rivals.

The Pedlars are eight points behind leaders Harleston Town with two games in hand.

King’s Lynn Town Reserves travel to AFC Sudbury Reserves.


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