Heacham boss calls for support ahead of Premier Division home bow

Heacham boss David Griggs wants football fans from the village and the surrounding areas to get behind the team for the visit of Fakenham on Tuesday night.

Griggs – boosted by the return of striker Fletcher Toll on Sunday – says the fans have a huge part to play as the team look to put their first points on the board.

The Magpies are expecting close to a record attendance for the visit of the Ghosts, who found themselves without a fixture on the opening day of the campaign.

Fletcher Toll will be back in a Heacham shirt tomorrow night. Picture: Ian Burt
Fletcher Toll will be back in a Heacham shirt tomorrow night. Picture: Ian Burt

Manager David Griggs said: “We’re looking forward to it and the lads will be happy the next game has come around quickly, especially with no points gained on Saturday.

“We took the game to Woodbridge and were unlucky to not come away with at least a point.

“It’s going to be a long slog this season and we know we are the underdogs every week but the lads will battle it out in every game, I’m sure.

“We’re hoping for a record crowd possibly on Tuesday night and off the field team will be flat out behind the scenes. I’d like to thank them all for what they do.

“Games like this can help our club massively financially if people turn up and support us because I’d say we are the lowest-paying club in the league.

“We haven’t had 10-plus years at this level with players earning money, but my lads are loyal and know that.”

Tonight also sees both Downham Town and Swaffham Town in Thurlow Nunn action.

Downham Town travel to Soham Town Rangers looking to build on their 2-1 victory at Hadleigh United while Swaffham Town will be looking to do the same at home to FC Peterborough in the First Division North after a 2-0 success at Haverhill Borough on Saturday.

Joint Downham boss Dale Stokes said: We are looking forward to getting straight back in on Tuesday.

“Whenever you start a season with a win you always want to play again as soon as you can and try and get some momentum going.

“We are fully aware that every game this season is going to be a real tough battle, but if we apply ourselves the same as we did on Saturday then there’s no reason we can’t build on it.”