Big-scoring Gorleston looking to maintain climb up table

Gorleston's Ross Gilfedder, who scored four in midweek at Fakenham. Picture: David Hardy

Gorleston's Ross Gilfedder, who scored four in midweek at Fakenham. Picture: David Hardy - Credit: Archant

Gorleston will be looking to follow up an impressive midweek win when they take on FC Clacton at Emerald Park today.

Ross Gilfedder scored four times as the Greens came away from Fakenham with a thumping 6-2 win that lifted them up to 14th in the Premier Division table.

The last time a Gorleston player scored four or more in a match was on December 15, 2012 when the Greens beat Clacton 10-2 with Ali McKenna netting seven.

Gilfedder's heroics helped extend an impressive sequence for Stu Larter's side, who have now taken 12 points from a possible 18. Today's opponents FC Clacton lie seven points behind, having played four more matches.

Gorleston's game last weekend was washed out, as was Great Yarmouth Town's fixture against Saffron Walden Town at The Wellesley.

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With no midweek game to focus on the Bloaters should be suitably refreshed when they resume their Premier Division campaign with a home fixture against bottom of the table Wivenhoe Town.

They will go into the game with an unbeaten run of seven matches behind them, with four wins and three draws seeing them follow Gorleston's example in climbing up the table. The Bloaters are currently 16th, four points behind the Greens with a game in hand.

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Wroxham, in ninth, have a trip to second-placed Coggeshall Town, while Thetford Town host second-from-bottom Ipswich Wanderers.

Kirkley & Pakefield are at home to Hadleigh United.

Fakenham will be looking to get that midweek thrashing out of their system when they host Godmanchester Rovers – making it 14 goals conceded in their last two games.

'The boys are really lacking in confidence at the moment and we need to address that,' said Ghosts boss Andy Cunningham. 'When you are used to losing it is easy for heads to drop and we have got to get out of that habit. We will look to strengthen, I think we need to add some experience and some character into the squad.

'We need those options and we need players that will give the boys already here a lift to raise their game.'

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