Pressure lifts and goals start flowing for Framlingham Town
Framlingham Town manager Liam Abraham mused that his side’s 4-1 away thrashing of ninth-placed FC Clacton could be down to a lifting of pressure on the team’s fate.
With just five games to go and seven points adrift of their nearest rivals, the league’s basement side know it would be an escape of epic proportions to avoid relegation from here.
But that, Abraham believes, has led to the big victory.
“We went to Clacton and went a goal down early on,” he said. “It looked like the writing was on the wall and the game would be like so many others this season.
“But maybe that took the pressure off them a bit and freed them to play a bit and it was a good comeback.
“It was a very convincing win for us in the end and we were very good.
“We played some really good football and deserved the three points.
“There’s been no expectation on us really, and no pressure for a while, so it’s important we don’t get carried away and start expecting to win the rest of our games.
“We have a really tough run-in and we know we are where we are and that we’re probably going down.”
The team will face the top three sides in three of their remaining five outings this campaign, with third-placed Godmanchester Rovers next.
Framlingham will host the side on Saturday (3pm) looking to follow up on their last outing with a positive result.
“There’s nothing to lose, we are not expected to win,” Abraham said.
“Again the pressure is off and so we’ll just see what we can do.
“I’m proud of the way the side have kept going this season and kept fighting.”
That never-say-die attitude was on show at FC Clacton after going a goal down early on, Framlingham quickly regrouped with a Matt Aldis score shortly after.
Anthony Johnson, Mason Ransome and Alex Ling all netted first half goals for a 4-1 half-time score.
Neither side were able to break through in the second period as the first half score become the full-time result.
“I’m not now expecting us to suddenly win the rest of our games from here,” Abraham said.
“But it was nice to put some points on the board and halt a difficult run (of three matches) without any points.”
Framlingham have now won six matches and drawn four this season, scoring 23 goals in the process.