With Storm Dennis playing havoc with the region the players of both Needham Market and Lowestoft deserve the utmost praise for coping with the conditions and providing an entertaining closely fought 90 minutes.
Making defensive errors whilst playing the division’s highest scoring attack is a recipe for disaster as Lowestoft found to their cost on Saturday with basic mistakes playing a big part in all of Bromsgrove’s goal.
Lowestoft Town’s hopes of making it three wins on the trot were dashed even before they set off with both Josh Curry and Jake Reed dropping out ill from a squad already missing the injured Jack Wilkinson and suspended duo of Andrew Fisk and Jacek Zielonka.
There was national cup action at Walmer Road last Saturday afternoon with this season’s first venture into the Buildbase FA Vase in a second qualifying round match against Thurlow Nunn Division One North opposition.
With no first team fixture last Saturday, Kirkley & Pakefield made a quick return visit to Trafford Park on Tuesday evening after last week’s 3-2 defeat in the FA Cup, this time for a Thurlow Nunn Premier Division League match.
Lowestoft were desperately unlucky to come away from their opening game of the season without a point after dominating the second period and carving out several good opportunities before losing 2-1 at Hednesford.