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Framlingham Town boss Liam Abraham disappointed after letting two-goal lead slip against Diss Town





Framlingham Town boss Liam Abraham stated he was ‘really disappointed’ with how his side let a two-goal lead slip away at Diss Town on Tuesday night, as they were unable to make the most of their game in hand over promotion-rivals Great Yarmouth Town.

The 2-2 draw left the Castlemen in second place in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North table and three points off the league leaders. Both sides have played 34 games, leaving six to play.

“It was really disappointing. We controlled the game for the first 60 minutes, did really well to get ourselves in front and then extend that lead,” said Abraham.

Hayden Freeman digs out a cross for Framlingham against Swaffham Picture: Mark Bullimore
Hayden Freeman digs out a cross for Framlingham against Swaffham Picture: Mark Bullimore

“I just feel when you get to that point, when you’re 2-0 up, you shouldn’t then be letting that go.

“At the start of the season, if you told us we would be three points off top with six games to go, we would have been really happy.

“Obviously, the disappointment is we have been top for a lot of the season. The fact we’re now not is where a bit of tension comes in.

Framlingham celebrate their second goal against Swaffham Town Picture: Mark Bullimore
Framlingham celebrate their second goal against Swaffham Town Picture: Mark Bullimore

“In those six games left we’ve got some really tough ones in there. But, if we win all six games, we’ve got a very good chance, depending on whether Yarmouth drop points or not.”

Framlingham took the lead in the contest at Brewers Green Lane through Max Willett, 10 minutes before the break, before he went on to net his and the Castlemen’s second five minutes after the re-start.

However, two goals in the space of 10 second-half minutes saw the hosts draw level and, if it was not for a late save from Edyn Cummings, Diss could have snatched a late winner.

Willett took his tally to 39 goals from 37 games in all competition on Tuesday night, after he was also on the scoresheet in their 6-0 victory at home to relegation-threatened Swaffham Town on Saturday, alongside Hayden Freeman, Johnny Kerridge, Ethan Whittingstall, Matthew Aldis and Brosnan Jarrett.

Nathan Read beats a Swaffham defender on Saturday Picture: Mark Bullimore
Nathan Read beats a Swaffham defender on Saturday Picture: Mark Bullimore

Abraham felt the turning point in the contest in midweek was when his side conceded for the first time and stated his team were ‘definitely affected’ by it.

“We were on top at the time we conceded and it came out of nothing,” he said.

“We’re not shying away that ,we’re quite a young team.

“We do set up to play quite good football and when teams are quite direct and physical against us, like they (Diss) were, it is a bit challenging to get back to playing and have that confidence to stay on the ball.

“The group were really disappointed. We’re young, and one of the advantages of that is you can bounce back quite quickly.

“We bounced back really well after the Yarmouth result, to put it right, so lets hope tomorrow we turn up with the same mentality to go again and put in another good performance.”

Framlingham will hope to get back to winning ways when they host fourth-placed Holland FC tomorrow (3pm).

The Castlemen have only lost once at Badingham Road in the league all season.



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