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Lowestoft Railway slip to undeserved defeat in first away game of season

PUBLISHED: 07:22 06 October 2017

Action from Lowestoft Railway's home match against Norwich City IV on Saturday. Picture: Mick Howes

Action from Lowestoft Railway's home match against Norwich City IV on Saturday. Picture: Mick Howes

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Lowestoft Railway were beaten 3-2 by Ipswich III in their first away game of the season in the East League.

The game started with an end-to-end battle with chances at both sides.

Ipswich then started to take control of the ball but struggled to get through the first line of defence of Ayers, Mortimer, Short and Croft who protected the back line of Trindall, Barnard and goalkeeper Guy.

With further pressure put onto the Railway goal, Ipswich were awarded a number of short corners from which they scored on twice quick succession.

Railway then switched on and were more progressive with their play. Dan Croft, Alex Short and Jamie Mortimer all showed great desire down the wings and moved forward with the ball with support from Hall and Harris.

This started to create numerous chances which led to Simon Harris finding David Berry and the ball was neatly put into the Ipswich goal. This was the least that Railway deserved as they were always trying to be on the front foot as a team. But before half-time Ipswich were awarded another short corner and converted yet again to make it 3-1 at the break

Railway did not let this setback get to them at half-time and came out fighting. The front three of Troy Allen, David Berry and Neil Hudson were all starting to click together with support again from the midfield of Hall, Harris, Croft, Mortimer and Short.

Railway started to bombard the Ipswich goal. Hudson found Berry who picked up the ball to outpace the Ipswich defence and slip the ball through the keeper’s legs to bring the score back to 3-2.

With momentum now fully with Railway chance after chance came and went, with the nearest thing involving Hudson who rattled an opposition crossbar for the second week in a row.

Railway kept trying to press but the game finished with a defeat that wasn’t deserved.

Lowestoft Railway’s Ladies dropped their first points of the season in the Premier Division of the Empresa Norfolk League when they were held to a 2-2 draw by visitors Norwich City IV. They are now third in the table with seven points from a possible nine.

The seconds lost 4-2 at Pelicans III in Division Two.

Lowestoft Ladies were beaten 7-0 at Harleston Magpies II in Division 1N of the East League. They are at Watton on Saturday.

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