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Framlingham Town manager reflects on 'mad' start to the new season




After a goal-laden opening three fixtures of the new season, Framlingham Town manager Liam Abraham is hoping things quieten down a little bit over the coming weeks.

After starting with a 2-2 and 5-5 draw – against Fakenham Town and Ipswich Wanderers respectively – the Castlemen marched into the preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup last Friday thanks to a 3-1 triumph at the expense of Hackney Wick.

It means Framlingham have scored 10 and conceded eight in their first three fixtures, with Abraham hoping for some less eventful outings, starting at home to Downham Town tomorrow (3pm).

Football action from Framlingham Town FC Vs Hadleigh FC. Framlingham Manager Liam Abraham...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (15277397)
Football action from Framlingham Town FC Vs Hadleigh FC. Framlingham Manager Liam Abraham...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (15277397)

“It has been a mad first few games,” said the Framlingham chief. “The Ipswich game was particularly manic, being 4-1 down and then leading 5-4, it was a real rollercoaster.

“It has certainly been entertaining for people to watch but as a manager I would much prefer a 1-0 win.

“Winning in the FA Cup is always special though for everyone connected with the club.

“We are not getting carried away with anything or setting any targets at the minute, but we want to find that balance of scoring goals and becoming tighter at the back.”

Framlingham, whose goals on Friday came courtesy of Mason Ransome, Danny Smith and Cyrus Thorpe, will travel to Diss Town on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Meanwhile, in the FA Cup they will be away at higher-league Basildon United on August 24.



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