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Framlingham Town boss Liam Abraham admits he needs a miracle to keep Castlemen in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division

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Liam Abraham admits ‘it would be a miracle’ if he kept Framlingham Town in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division next season, writes Alex Moss.

TOUGH ASK: Fram boss Liam Abraham
TOUGH ASK: Fram boss Liam Abraham

The Castlemen ended a nine-match losing run in the Premier Division at the weekend, winning 3-1 at fellow strugglers Long Melford.

The victory, Fram’s first away in the league since late September, helped close the gap on safety from 12 to nine points.

But ahead of hosting eighth-placed Brantham Athletic at Badingham Road tonight (7.45pm), manager Abraham is fully aware of how difficult the task still is for his side to avoid relegation.

“It would be a miracle (to stay up), but miracles do happen every now and again,” he said.

“It’s still a big ask, we know that, and Brantham are a top six team.

“I’m under no illusions about how tough that game is going to be, but we go into it off the back of two good performances.”

Fram pushed the new Premier Division leaders Histon close in a 4-2 defeat at the Glassworld Stadium on Tuesday last week, before going to Stoneylands on Saturday and coming away with their first three-point haul since a 2-0 win against Norwich United on November 10.

James Mayhew, Mason Ransome and substitute Max Willett got the goals for the Castlemen, while Emmanuel Machaya grabbed a consolation for hosts Melford, who had Scott Sloots sent off with the score at 1-0.

“I was delighted to get the win at Melford,” Abraham said.

“We had a really good game on the Tuesday before at Histon, and I was hoping that would help kick us on.

“Ninety five per cent of the team we have played here last season and got us promoted, and we brought in one or two, and they’re enjoying playing at this level.

“The support we have been getting at the club has been great. It’s nice to see the supporters come to Histon, and hopefully it’ll be a good crowd on Friday.

“We played Walsham a while ago on a Friday and had a good crowd for that one, so you’d like to think it would be the same this time too.”

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