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Crowds cheer the Blues

PUBLISHED: 09:45 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:29 05 July 2010

ON a lovely sunny, Sunday morning, the long-awaited thank you and final tribute was paid to our Trawler Boys after the previous week's game at Wembley.

ON a lovely sunny, Sunday morning, the long-awaited thank you and final tribute was paid to our Trawler Boys after the previous week's game at Wembley.

The lads, in open top bus with balloons and flags, were feted all along the route by families in their gardens to individuals walking alongside from Crown Meadow to Bevan Street.

There an appreciable crowd cheered and clapped our heroes as they prepared to move off up to the main street led by the Air Training Corps band.

So it was with memories of the previous week's hard work in mind that as the band struck up, so did I!

Yet again the tears flowed as young and old alike marched behind our team into an ocean of blue and white in the middle of the town centre. There they were greeted by an enthusiastic audience, many dressed head to foot in Lowestoft Town regalia, causing a cacophony of the like never heard of in the borough before.

It was minutes before the DJ could get the fans to quieten down only to whip them into a frenzy again as Ady Gallagher and Micky Chapman took the stage.

Both managers paid tribute to the supporters and Micky was reassured by them when he tried to say that he felt we'd been let down. He was left in no doubt of the overwhelming pride that the town feels, not only for the team but everyone connected to the club.

The crowd went wild, when it was time for the team to take centre stage, as each player individually introduced took a bow.

The numbers may have been down compared to the mass exodus from the area last week but the team seemed genuinely humbled that so many had given up their Sunday morning to show support.

A beautiful day, about the beautiful game and for once it didn't rain on their parade.

Presuming we get the result - can we do it all again next year?

ROZ FALLON

Walmer Road

Lowestoft

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