Lowestoft Town manager Jamie Godbold has praised the fighting spirit of his players after The Trawlerboys sealed home advantage in the Pitching In Isthmian League North division play-off semi finals.

The Blues will face one of Felixstowe & Walton United, Heybridge Swifts or Grays Athletic next Tuesday, April 25 (7.45pm kick off) at the Fosters Solicitors Community Stadium - with the opposition to be confirmed after Saturday's final league games of the season.

Third placed Lowestoft, five points ahead of Felixstowe & Walton, Heybridge and Grays, will play the side that finishes in fourth in the play-off semi final. 

Godbold's men continued their unbeaten run with two draws in the past week - drawing 4-4 at Heybridge Swifts last Saturday and then drawing 3-3 at home against Brentwood Town on Tuesday night.

There will be a real community celebration feel to this Saturday's league clash with East Thurrock United as the club's "thriving" academy section will parade the pitch and "be congratulated" during a half time lap of honour.

The first team players will also thank fans as they embark on a lap of honour at the end of the game, before their end of season presentation.

Ahead of the play-offs, Blues boss Jamie Godbold said: "We know it is one of Felixstowe & Walton, Heybridge and Grays and we have to make sure we turn up and perform to the levels we know we are capable of.

"We hope it will be a massive crowd, and with the home advantage and the support we have behind us that can be huge.

"It is really important and hopefully the fans turn out in large numbers and make as much noise as they can - as it really does help."

Skipper Travis Cole faces "a race against time" to be fit for Tuesday's play-off semi final after being injured at Heybridge Swifts.

Owne Murphy and Harry Knights are returning to action, while Rob Eagle will be back in contention for next week's eagerly awaited encounter.