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Framlingham Town boss Liam Abraham boss keen to see an improved run of Thurlow Nunn League First Division North form

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Liam Abraham says it’s a case of ‘the sooner the better’ for his Framlingham Town side to hit a run of form during the final three months of the season, writes Alex Moss.

The Castlemen have dropped to 17th place in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North table this week, as Haverhill Borough and AFC Sudbury Reserves both recorded wins to climb above them.

Borough’s victory came against Fram on Saturday, as Abraham’s men let a 1-0 half-time lead slip to lose 3-1 on the New Croft 3G.

FOOTBALL - Haverhill Borough v Framlingham Town..Pictured: Matt Harris (H) and Cyrus Thorpe (F)....PICTURE: Mecha Morton .... (27353398)
FOOTBALL - Haverhill Borough v Framlingham Town..Pictured: Matt Harris (H) and Cyrus Thorpe (F)....PICTURE: Mecha Morton .... (27353398)

The result continued Fram’s up-and-down form in recent weeks, with a win followed by a defeat and vice versa, and boss Abraham is desperate to see his players go on a run of positive results, which would ease any concerns at Badingham Road of finishing bottom and in the potential relegation spot.

“We’ve had some good results in the wins that we’ve had,” Abraham said. “It’s been tough.

“We need to go on a run and the sooner we can do that the better really.”

Fram were denied the chance to put Saturday’s defeat behind them earlier this week, as Tuesday’s scheduled trip to Needham Market Reserves was called off due to a frozen pitch.

At Borough, Joe Berry’s seventh goal of the campaign had given Fram the lead, but after the break goals from Ryan Phillips, Dan Gleeson and Tom Thurlborn handed the hosts all three points.

A red card for Cyrus Thorpe, with the score at 2-1, left Abraham’s side to play the rest of the game with 10 men, and the defender will miss tomorrow’s home game with Fakenham Town (3pm) through suspension.

“We had a good spell in the middle of the first half, which was when we got our goal,” Abraham said.

“But we just weren’t good enough in the second half.

“It was disappointing. I’m not sure overly what caused the drop in performance in the second half.

“I’m not 100 per cent sure really what happened. I don’t have all of the answers all of the time unfortunately.”

Abraham is expecting a tough encounter against ninth-placed Fakenham, who are only four points adrift of Norwich CBS (4th) in the last promotion spot, this weekend.

“We drew with Fakenham at their place in our first game of the season,” he said.

“They’re a good team. They had a really good result at the weekend, beating Diss (6-1).

“They’ll come into it confident after having a result like that against Diss.”

Thorpe will be the only absentee from Abraham’s squad tomorrow, while the Fram boss, who recently saw Anthony Johnson switch to First Division North rivals Diss Town, also says there is no ‘drastic or urgent’ need to make signings.

l Framlingham’s postponed First Division North trip to Needham Market Reserves has been rearranged for Tuesday, March 3, at Bloomfields.

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