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PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:38 05 July 2010

Lowestoft Town FC club notes by Terry Lynes

ALL roads lead to the Crown Meadow tomorrow for the latest high profile match to be played there.

The occasion this week is the sixth round of the FA Vase with the visitors Bideford making the long trek across country from Devon to compete with the Blues for a place in the semi-finals of this prestigious competition.

Lowestoft Town FC club notes by Terry Lynes

ALL roads lead to the Crown Meadow tomorrow for the latest high profile match to be played there.

The occasion this week is the sixth round of the FA Vase with the visitors Bideford making the long trek across country from Devon to compete with the Blues for a place in the semi-finals of this prestigious competition.

Although Bideford are very much an unknown quantity, they must have quality within the side to have reached this stage of the competition and league form cannot always be a pointer.

On paper, a victory over a mid-table Western League side should not be beyond the Blues capabilities but you only need to look back a year to see that the Town were in this same position last season.

Bideford have players with Football League as well as Vase final experience.

Matty Potter and Russell Stock picked up knocks at Kings Lynn last Saturday and Jack Marsden is still struggling with a heel injury.

Apart from the cup-tied Damian Hilton and Jamie Stokeld the Blues hope to have a full squad to select from.

Cup action does not end on Saturday though, for on Wednesday evening the Blues come face to face with old adversaries in AFC Sudbury at Woodbridge Town FC in the semi-finals of the Suffolk Premier Cup competition.

The Blues knocked Sudbury out of the FA Cup on penalties earlier in the season. Jamie Stokeld will again be cup tied but Damian Hilton will be available for selection.

Bradley Hough hit a brace for the Reserves in their 4-0 victory over Felixstowe & Walton United as he continued his comeback after injury.

Jake Armes and Christy Finch hit the other two goals.

Their fixture away to Walsham-le-Willows Reserves, scheduled for tomorrow, was brought forward to Wednesday to accommodate rearranged Premier Division fixtures.

The Reserves are at home on Tuesday evening when they meet Whitton United Reserves.

The Youth team have a rare Thursday home fixture when they entertain Harford Tornadoes.

The U17 side are at home to Sole Bay on Sunday, kick off 2pm at the Denes High School.

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