Key battle for Thetford Town FC

Thetford Town, weather permitting, will have key mid-table tussle on Saturday.

For hosts Godmanchester are just one place higher in Ridgeons Division One than Town who are keen to return with three points.

Thetford manager Mark Scott said: “It’s probably the toughest fixture we will face over the Christmas period. They are a very tough, good footballing side and physical too so we will hope to go there with a strong full squad but it depends on how this week pans out.”

Scott said the Godmanchester game was “a game realistically we really need to win to close the gap on the top eight or nine sides - there’s more of a division if you lose and it pushes you further towards the bottom half of the table and I don’t think we deserve to be there. You only get out what you put in.

“Everyone is itching to play,” he said on Monday. “There is confidence from the last few results and we want to get a runn together but the weather has stopped it all again.”

Scott summed up his feeling on the season thus far as “moderately pleased but could do better. We have lost some games we shouldn’t have lost, for example against Halstead. Certain games we have not started the brightest and you leave yourselves a lot to do to get back from that. I know we could do better and was hoping December and January would turn our season around. I would like to see a bit of consistency and continuity but we will see how that goes.”

Thetford’s scheduled Ridgeons Cup game against Stowmarket last night was called off.

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