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Blues blast from blocks

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:03 05 July 2010

Lowestoft Town players celebrate Gary McGee's first goal in the 2-0 win over Ely City. McGee bagged a brace to get the Blues' season off to a flying start. Picture: MICK HOWES

Lowestoft Town players celebrate Gary McGee's first goal in the 2-0 win over Ely City. McGee bagged a brace to get the Blues' season off to a flying start. Picture: MICK HOWES

FOR the first time for seven years, Lowestoft Town have got of to a double winning start with victories over Ely City and Wroxham in the first week of the new season.

FOR the first time for seven years, Lowestoft Town have got of to a double winning start with victories over Ely City and Wroxham in the first week of the new season.

Close season signing Jack Marsden was given his debut at left back against Wroxham and became a rare breed - a teenager given his chance at Lowestoft who was not produced by the Blues flourishing youth system.

Another bright spot for the Blues players and the committee was that in both games over 400 supporters came through the Crown Meadow turnstiles.

And it will be likely that the crowds return on a regular basis if the Blues continue to serve up such good entertainment

Tomorrow the TV cameras from ITV, will be at the Crown Meadow to record the Extra Preliminary Round tie in the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON against St Ives Town one of several games the channel is filming.

Highlights of the game will be shown on the internet - www.ITVlocal.com - from Monday.

The Cambridgeshire side had good victories over Ridgeons League sides last season but started the new campaign with a two goal defeat away to Holbeach United.

If there is no cup replay the Blues will be without a midweek fixture next week.

If the game is a draw, the replay could go to extra time and penalties to find a winner.

There is one game at the Meadow next Monday when the Town youths take on Beccles Town youth, kick off 6.30.

The Town youths then travel to Diss Town youth on Thursday.

Terry Lynes


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