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Blues are ready to strike

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:58 06 July 2010

Mark Boggis

IN preparation for a final push for glory at the end of a tough season, Lowestoft Town were aiming for an altogether different kind of strike off the pitch last night.

Mark Boggis

IN preparation for a final push for glory at the end of a tough season, Lowestoft Town were aiming for an altogether different kind of strike off the pitch last night.

Needing just five points from their final five Ridgeons League games to win the title, The Blues warmed up for their trophies tilt - with a Suffolk Premier Cup final tie to also be played at Portman Road on April 28 - with a special team bonding session.

After suffering their first back-to-back defeats of a sensational season, Lowestoft hit the bowling alley in the search for a strike.

And with 90 points being the magic target for The Blues, Micky Chapman's men only need two more wins to wrap up the Championship.

Lowestoft are now 11 points ahead of second-placed CRC - who also have five games left to play, with one of these being against The Blues in the final game at Crown Meadow this season, the penultimate fixture of the campaign on April 30.

After losing their unbeaten home record with a 4-3 defeat against Stanway Rovers last Saturday, and then suffering a 2-0 derby day defeat at Kirkley & Pakefield on Monday, the joint Blues boss was looking for a reaction from his players.

“After a recent run of games that have taken its toll on the squad both physically and mentally, we got the boys together last night for a bit of team building at the bowling alley,” Chapman said.

“We know what we've got to do and we know how many points we need in these last five league games.”

“We know we've another big week ahead of us - but we've earned the right to be where we are at the top of the table and now we have to make sure we stick together to finish the job.”

Tomorrow will be a day for all the family at Crown Meadow, as children aged under-16 will be given free admission. Lowestoft will be awarded the Ridgeons team of the month honour for March prior to the game, and at half time the Beach Bunny, Woody Bear and Waveney FC mascot Roary will battle it out in a penalty shoot out.

After two wins in two games, sixth-placed K&P make a first-ever trip to take on Wivenhoe Town tomorrow aiming for a top-four finish.

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