So it would seem at last we are able to welcome Great Yarmouth Town to Clipbush Park for the (rescheduled) match. This is the second time the match has been aranged with the previous attempt falling foul of the weather. The 1st Team last played on 24th February so the last 3 weeks have seen postponement after postponement due to the weather and the backlog of fixtures growing ever longer. Great Yarmouth have been affected almost as badly, only managing a single match (on 13th March against CoggeshallTown) since the 24th. So both teams are likely to be a bit ring rusty which might make for an exiting, open, game. When the two teams met back in November, Great Yarmouth ran out 4-0 winners, their goals coming from Mitch Forbes (2), Ben Lewis and Lee Roots. Since the turn of the year Yarmouth have performed pretty well with a P8 W3 D2 L3 league record. This includes a 2-1 away win at leaders Felixstowe & Walton and a 1-0 home win over 6th place Godmanchester Rovers.
They reached the QF of the Norfolk Senior Cup, losing narrowly 3-2 to finalist Downham Town. Fakenham's record unfortunately doesn't quite match Yarmouth's. We are on an 8 game losing streak, you have to go back to 6th January for the last win, 2-1 away at Haverhill Rovers. Four of the losses have been by large margins but against teams in the top half of the table so it's not all bad. There is still a lot to play for with the remaining games and a long mid week trip by Yarmouth may be the ideal opportunity to pick up that elusive win. Hopefully manager Andy Cunningham will unveil a new striker for this match (no pun intended!!) who may light the fuse for a great team performance. As ever we live in eternal hope.