Come on you Blues
ALL roads lead to Crown Meadow tomorrow as a united Lowestoft Town Football Club bid to become Wembley winners.The Trawler Boys are just a victory away from a sensational return to the iconic stadium - and club officials sent out a rallying war-cry to the fans ahead of 'the biggest game of the season'.
ALL roads lead to Crown Meadow tomorrow as a united Lowestoft Town Football Club bid to become Wembley winners.
The Trawler Boys are just a victory away from a sensational return to the iconic stadium - and club officials sent out a rallying war-cry to the fans ahead of 'the biggest game of the season'.
More than 2,000 passionate supporters are expected to flock to the Meadow to cheer the side into a second successive FA Vase Final.
And with the semi-final tie against Whitley Bay perfectly poised at 1-2 after last Saturday's encounter in the North East, the Lowestoft faithful are being encouraged to turn out en-masse and help play a massive role with their support.
'Hopefully the place will be packed as we want Crown Meadow rocking on Saturday,' the joint Blues boss Micky Chapman exclusively told The Journal yesterday. 'Let's make it a party-style atmosphere!'
As of Wednesday this week, around 1,850 tickets had already been sold.
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'Ticket sales are going exceptionally well,' chairman Gary Keyzor said. 'At close of play on Tuesday night we had sold approximately 1,850 tickets, with the capacity 2,250.'
With tickets still available from the clubhouse in Love Road during normal opening hours, Mr Keyzor praised around 400 fans that had made the journey north last weekend.
'The support we had at Whitley Bay was phenomenal and I would urge everyone who has not yet purchased a ticket for Saturday's game to do so,' he said.
Parking for tomorrow's match has also been organised to cope with the expected traffic deluge, with Lowestoft College car park available.
Unbeaten at Crown Meadow all season, The Blues are well-placed to overturn their single goal deficit from the first leg. And with the backing of the 'best supporters at this level in the whole country' Mr Chapman said: 'If the fans do what they normally do, and they get the Crown Meadow rocking they can play a massive part. Be patient, be vocal - and if they do that it will be a huge bonus to us.'
To tie in with the game, a new beer - Trawlerboys - has been unveiled by local brewery Green Jack.
The brewers, who recently moved to new, bigger premises on Love Road - just yards away from Crown Meadow - have launched a classic Best Bitter, brewed with all English hops, East Anglian Malt and Lowestoft water.
'A true brew to celebrate Lowestoft's fishing heritage and local football club,' Lee Dunford from the brewery said.
For more about tomorrow's tie, reports, reaction and pictures from last Saturday's semi-final first leg turn to pages 70, 71 and 72 in The Journal.
For the latest updates, result and report from the semi-final second leg log onto www.lowestoftjournal24.co.uk tomorrow.