Search

AFC Sudbury v Lowestoft Town – Blues poised to come up against a familiar face in derby battle

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 January 2017

Rossi Jarvis scoring at Harrow Borough FC for Lowestoft Town on Saturday, in a 4-2 defeat. Picture: Shirley D Whitlow

Rossi Jarvis scoring at Harrow Borough FC for Lowestoft Town on Saturday, in a 4-2 defeat. Picture: Shirley D Whitlow

Shirley D Whitlow

Lowestoft Town will be aiming to get their Ryman League Premier Division campaign back on track this afternoon when they make the journey across Suffolk to take on AFC Sudbury.

Bank Holiday derby matches are always occasions to be savoured but this one has an extra touch of spice, with the hosts being managed by former Blues favourite Jamie Godbold, a man who made over 500 appearances for the club. Lowestoft boss Ady Gallagher has huge respect for his opposite number – but insists it will be business as usual once the game gets under way at 3pm.

“Obviously I know Jamie really well, he’s a top lad and was also a tremendous servant to Lowestoft Town Football Club,” said Gallagher. “He has also done an excellent job at Sudbury, getting them promoted as champions last season while playing some excellent football.

“It will be nice to meet up with him again – but the only thing I will be focussed on on Monday is picking up the three points – and I am sure Jamie will be the same.”

While Lowestoft will be aiming to get Saturday’s 4-2 reverse at Harrow Borough out of their systems Sudbury will also have a point to prove this afternoon.

They were beaten 2-1 at Needham Market on Boxing Day and followed that up with a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to bottom side Canvey Island. They currently lie 16th in the table, eight point behind the Blues with three games in hand.

Related articles

Other sport

16:44

Little went right for Lowestoft Town as they dropped valuable home points and finished the game with just nine men.

Yesterday, 10:37

Lowestoft Town will look to bounce back from a damaging midweek loss when they take on Margate this afternoon.

Yesterday, 06:30

Lowestoft Town boss Dale Brooks admitted there could be some “tough times” ahead but is confident he can keep the Blues out of trouble.

Fri, 09:48

Another good away performance saw Waveney come away with all the points against a strong and talented Wroxham Reserves outfit.

Most Read

16:44

Little went right for Lowestoft Town as they dropped valuable home points and finished the game with just nine men.

Read more
Andrew Fisk
Friday, August 26, 2011

THE new Notley’s Lowestoft and District League season kicks off tomorrow (August 27) with one match in Division Three.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:37

Lowestoft Town will look to bounce back from a damaging midweek loss when they take on Margate this afternoon.

Read more
Dale Brooks
Yesterday, 06:30

Lowestoft Town boss Dale Brooks admitted there could be some “tough times” ahead but is confident he can keep the Blues out of trouble.

Read more
Ady Gallagher
Fri, 08:59

Pride of place goes in the Lowestoft and District Saturday League sponsored by Lauren Lou Cancer Fundraising UK goes to the Division Three trio Ellingham, Celt Rangers and AC Mill Lane.

Read more
Connor Deeks

Later in Life

cover

Click here to view
the Later in Life
supplement

View

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 3°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter