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Framlingham Town manager looking to build on big victory

Liam Abraham is fully aware his Framlingham Town side are not going to score nine goals every weekend.

But after seeing his men dish out a 9-2 hammering at AFC Sudbury Reserves last Saturday, he is keen for the front-foot mentality to continue.

The Castlemen scored the same amount of goals in one afternoon at the MEL Group Stadium as they had done in their other eight games combined so far this campaign.

Framlingham manager Liam Abraham saw his side score nine goals last weekend. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Framlingham manager Liam Abraham saw his side score nine goals last weekend. Picture: Mark Bullimore

And with key players beginning to return from injury, Abraham is eager for his side to remain a big threat in the final third.

“We been a little bit shy in front of goal for much of the season,” he said. “It started the previous week at Yarmouth (2-1 loss). We created enough chances in that game to win by a similar margin, but their goalkeeper was outstanding on the day.

“We’ve had a couple of players missing through injury and some missed a decent chunk of pre-season so it has taken a while to get up and running.

“We’d certainly take nine every week! Clearly that won’t happen but we want to continue creating a good amount of chances.

“Some weeks are going to be tougher than others and we might not have as much of the possession.

“We’ll need to defend well in those games and be organised but most of the time we want to attack and score goals.”

The hefty victory – with Joe Berry (2), Jamie Brooks (2), Danny Smith (2), Callum Knights, Jake Seaber and an own goal doing the damage – has moved Framlingham up to 10th in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North.

Next on the agenda is a trip to promotion favourites Downham Town tomorrow (3pm), followed by a home derby with Diss Town on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Downham have won four of their opening six games in 2020/21, while the new-look Tangerines have surprised many with their positive start under Michael King.

“Downham is going to be a really tough test for us,” added Abraham.

“We can go there with a bit more confidence after the weekend and give it a good go, but there is no doubt they will be one of the sides that will be up there this season.

“Diss are a bit of an unknown quantity in a way. I know we’ve already played them (1-0 loss in FA Cup) but they’ve made a lot of changes and got a lot of new players in.

“We just need to focus on ourselves because we don’t know a lot about them.”

“If we believe in what we do – like we did on Saturday – then we will have a good chance.”

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