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Blues' flu woes

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:24 05 July 2010

Lowestoft Town youngster Danny Scrivens, right, with director of football Gary Bennett, after signing a long-term deal with the Blues. picture: Shaun Cole

Lowestoft Town youngster Danny Scrivens, right, with director of football Gary Bennett, after signing a long-term deal with the Blues. picture: Shaun Cole

WITH the flu epidemic rampant throughout the club, Lowestoft Town struggled to field two sides last Saturday.

At Ipswich Wanderers the Blues were able to welcome back Gary McGee after suspension but lost Bradley Hough to the virus.

WITH the flu epidemic rampant throughout the club, Lowestoft Town struggled to field two sides last Saturday.

At Ipswich Wanderers the Blues were able to welcome back Gary McGee after suspension but lost Bradley Hough to the virus.

The Blues suffered further problems with Gary Williams forced to retire at half time with flu symptoms and Neil Plaskett carried off with a bad knee injury less than two minutes into the second period.

The game at Humber Doucy Lane was sponsored by the Trawlerboys, reciprocating the sponsorship of the Ipswich 'Ultras' for the earlier meeting at the Crown Meadow as the excellent rapport between the two sets of supporters was further cemented.

For tomorrow's game at the Crown Meadow against Haverhill Rovers (kick off 3pm) the Blues will be hoping to have some of the flu victims back in contention but there are still injury doubts over Neil Plaskett, Matty Potter and Richard Woodrow.

The game is being sponsored by Barrier Ltd with Foxborough Middle School sponsoring the matchball.

The reserves faced similar selection problems and had Adam Boggis, Ross Brown and Zak Clarke leaving their sick bed to play with Jake Armes turning out as a second half substitute in his afternoon break from work.

Manager Kevin Gook was absolutely delighted with their performance as his squad gained a superb 2-1 victory over Brandon Town. The Town's goals, one in each half, came from Ritchi High and Carl Burgess.

Tomorrow the Reserves travel up to Hindringham for a first ever meeting between the two clubs.

The Youths were due to return to action on Wednesday evening after the Christmas break with the return local derby against Kirkley & Pakefield Youth. Next week the Youths travel to North Walsham Town Youth on Thursday evening.

On the player front, Damon Bensley has returned to Norwich United after a brief spell with the Blues.

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