Time to take a bow
PUBLISHED: 12:19 11 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:29 06 July 2010
WELL, 58 games, only eight defeats, so many highs only one low, two trophies, bigger gates, enhanced reputations; the future looks bright, time to take a bow Lowestoft Town.
WELL, 58 games, only eight defeats, so many highs only one low, two trophies, bigger gates, enhanced reputations; the future looks bright, time to take a bow Lowestoft Town. The playing staff, committee and fans alike can be justly proud of their achievements and the manner of them.
Could I pass on some of my memories from the 47 I had the privilege to witness.
Two sun blessed late summer days in Sudbury and Cambridge where the best football of the season gave an indication of what May could bring. The boys start trying a handicap system, usually giving the opposition two early goals just to make things harder.
Autumn and a new chairman. Can he fill the role?
November and a blizzard at Woodbridge, where we huddled in the stand doubting our sanity. December sees Kirkley and 1,500 at a league game. When will that be repeated?
Deep winter and Vase visitors come and go wondering how they were beaten.
A March evening at Norwich United and our MP is giving a linesman a fearful earbashing.
April and the title challengers are fading. Whitley Bay spoil our party. We have no complaints, just disappointment.
To Mildenhall we gather to await the inevitable. We are the champions is playing before the game.
The green carpet of Portman Road sees a return to the superb flowing football of early season. The usual late drama and tremendous backing of the Trawler Boys.
The finale, a great touch by the committee, with two little girls seen with mum and dad carrying out the league trophy.
So thanks for the memories.
We now know our club is ready for level four and beyond.
For those Canaries contemplating Division One football; why not save some money, watch honest, committed players serving up rich entertainment.
The Ridgeons Premier League trophy is paraded in front of the Lowestoft Town fans at Crown Meadow.