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Bad week for Blues

PUBLISHED: 10:31 14 March 2008 | UPDATED: 19:54 05 July 2010

Lowestoft Town Club Notes by Terry Lynes



TWO defeats in the last week have seen the Blues drop three more league points with a 2-5 loss to Stanway Rovers and then a single goal by Leiston four minutes from time saw them lose interest in the Suffolk Premier Cup.

Lowestoft Town Club Notes by Terry Lynes

TWO defeats in the last week have seen the Blues drop three more league points with a 2-5 loss to Stanway Rovers and then a single goal by Leiston four minutes from time saw them lose interest in the Suffolk Premier Cup.

This all adds up to a big headache for Micky Chapman and Ady Gallagher to contend with as they face the massive local derby against Kirkley & Pakefield at the Crown Meadow tomorrow.

For the first time since entering the Ridgeons League, K&P will go into tomorrow's game as favourites if current league form is anything to go by. The Blues have their injury problems to contend with as well as having both Cockrill brothers suspended.

The game has been brought forward from Easter Monday to assist with the Blues FA Vase preparations thanks to the kind co-operation of the Kirkley & Pakefield club. K&P have also helped the Blues by allowing the Town Reserves Anglian Combination fixture against Hindringham to be switched from the Crown Meadow to Walmer Road, kick off at 2.30.

Tomorrow's game is being sponsored by Barrier Ltd and Steve Watts who is also sponsoring the match ball together with Sunningdale Associates. The club's thanks go to all parties.

The Stanway game saw the Blues with several changes following the Vase win the week before but again with the wind playing a big part they were far from the best against a competent looking Stanway side whose quick breaks looked dangerous throughout. Twice the visitors took the lead with the Town hitting back to level the scores thanks to Ross King and Jamie Godbold.

The best bit of football in the game saw the Blues for once rip the Stanway defence apart only for the visiting keeper to save with his legs from Craig Lewis and the visitors promptly breaking to the other end to score three goals in four minutes to effectively kill the game.

At Woodbridge on Tuesday an even stronger wind caused both teams problems with each having the better of the game with the wind behind them. Many chances were created by both sides but both keepers were on the top of their game to keep the scoresheet blank until Leiston hit the winner with four minutes remaining. Earlier Godbold had come closest to scoring but saw his 20 yard drive come back out off the post.

The Youth team played out a goalless draw at home to Gorleston in a match of few chances. Ashley Carver came to the Blues rescue with a couple of excellent saves to keep the scoreline blank.

The Town lads were due to entertain Gt Yarmouth Town on Wednesday evening and then have a two week break before completing their league programme with a visit to North Walsham Town Youth.

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