Fakenham ready to start life without Anderson at lowly Wivenhoe Town

Neil Jarvis must pick Fakenhams players up for their trip to Wivenhoe after Wayne Andersons depart

Neil Jarvis must pick Fakenhams players up for their trip to Wivenhoe after Wayne Andersons departure. Picture: TONY MILES - Credit: Archant

Fakenham Town begin life without Wayne Anderson this afternoon as they head to Wivenhoe in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Neil Jarvis has been placed in temporary charge at Clipbush Park after Anderson and the Ghosts surprisingly parted company in midweek.

It means Jarvis will not only take charge of Fakenham's final two league games but he will also lead the club out at Carrow Road in the Norfolk Senior Cup final against King's Lynn next month.

But it is league matters that must be attended to first against a Wivenhoe side who will be keen to pull away from trouble at the bottom of the table.

Jarvis admitted events over the past seven days has seen a dark cloud descend on Clipbush Park but that his players must focus on the task at hand in Essex.

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'The players are obviously very disappointed that Wayne has left,' he said. 'A lot of them have been with him for several years and he is a great manager to play for.

'But that's the beauty of football – there's always another game and we've all got to shake the feelings of negativity around the place. The lads aren't professionals though – it will be difficult. But the only way to feel better about ourselves is to win football matches.'

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