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'Really pleasing progress' is being made on and off the field

PUBLISHED: 09:46 16 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:46 16 November 2018

Lowestoft Town manager Jamie Godbold Picture: SHIRLEY D WHITLOW

Lowestoft Town manager Jamie Godbold Picture: SHIRLEY D WHITLOW

Shirley D Whitlow

As Andy previously mentioned, when we both returned to the football club it was 100 per cent our long term aim to improve the club’s community feel.

Action from Lowestoft Town v Needham Market in the Suffolk Premier Cup at the Amber Dew Events Stadium  Lowestoft. Photo shows Lowestoft player Shaun Bammant and Needham's Daniel Morphew. Picture: Shirley D WhitlowAction from Lowestoft Town v Needham Market in the Suffolk Premier Cup at the Amber Dew Events Stadium Lowestoft. Photo shows Lowestoft player Shaun Bammant and Needham's Daniel Morphew. Picture: Shirley D Whitlow

This community ethos remains high on the agenda as we want to be seen more as a community organisation – and for us it is really pleasing to see the progress so far.

It is great that the club has been getting out and about in the local area, with Andy going into schools and strengthening the community links – it has been too long since we have been able to do things like this.

For me it is a long term aim of our club. Hopefully going into the schools sparks the interest and we see them coming through the gates.

We want people to be proud of their football club, to see Lowestoft Town shirts out on the streets and see the links develop with their local football team.

On the pitch, it was great to have progressed in the Suffolk Premier Cup on Tuesday.

It would have been disappointing for us if we had gone out as we felt that after we got off to a poor start and conceded an early goal we deserved something from the game.

The lads’ performances have been really good this season, and when you look at it our points total does not quite reflect the performance levels.

So it is good to pick up two cup wins and we go into tomorrow’s game away to 17th placed Redditch United unbeaten in two.

The league is a funny league as the way our fixtures have panned out we seem to be getting the teams when they are in a run of form, and we know Saturday will be a tough game against a well-organised, strong side who are very quick up top.

If we can pick up a win on Saturday then we arrive at the Amber Dew Events Stadium on Tuesday evening with an extra spring in the step. We can go into the game with lots of confidence and we know that from the games we have played so far, that we should not fear anyone in this league.

It will still be a real challenge on Tuesday against Royston, but so far this season we have tended to perform really well against the teams at the top.

We have to focus on getting ourselves right, make sure our scoring boots are on and if that happens we can be a match for anyone.

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