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Blues set standards - Fleming

PUBLISHED: 08:00 03 April 2009 | UPDATED: 09:32 11 May 2010

Craig Fleming believes Lowestoft Town are setting an example for others to follow as the Trawler Boys target a stunning treble of league, cup and FA Vase.

Craig Fleming believes Lowestoft Town are setting an example for others to follow as the Trawler Boys target a stunning treble of league, cup and FA Vase.

The former Norwich City skipper has become an integral part of Town's coaching team this season - and says the current set-up revives memories of his own glory season in 2003-04 when the Canaries swept to promotion from the old Division One.

“There is a lot to be learned from Lowestoft - from any standard,” said Fleming ahead of tomorrow's FA Vase semi-final second leg tie against Whitley Bay at Crown Meadow.

“It reminds me a lot of Norwich when we won the league

“Everybody is pulling in the right direction - the fans, the board, the chairman, the players.

“The fans have turned up in their droves and are right behind the team and the chairman is right behind the team.

“He backs us as much as he can financially, within reason.

“And the team spirit in that dressing room is as good as I have seen at any level - and I'm not just saying that.

“It's right up there with anything I have ever seen - they are an awesome bunch of lads.

“There is an unbelievable spirit around the place.

“Ady Gallagher and Mick Chapman are brilliant, they are so passionate about that club, it's unbelievable, they are different class.”

The Blues, who are also in the final of the Suffolk Premier Cup and lead the Ridgeons League Premier Division by 11 points, have to overcome a 2-1 deficit against the Bay

“I think we can do it,” said Fleming.

“It will be tough because they are a good side.

“In the first half up there we had two or three very, very good chances -we hit the post and missed a couple of one-on-ones before they even had a shot on our goal.

“Then the game changed round a little bit, they got a scrappy goal, then they got a penalty and then we had a man sent off.

“Before the game we would probably have taken it, but then you look at the game as a whole and perhaps we could have come away with at least a draw.”


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