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Chappo's corner

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:05 05 July 2010

THE result for us on Saturday was fantastic.

The lads worked really hard against a very physical Ely side. Our boys stuck together as a unit and scored two really good goals in what was a good performance.

THE result for us on Saturday was fantastic.

The lads worked really hard against a very physical Ely side. Our boys stuck together as a unit and scored two really good goals in what was a good performance.

Jack Herbert came in at right back and done really well and all the boys did their jobs on the day. Gaz Williams came on and spanked a superb 30-yard free kick, which hit the bar, but in the end we deserved what was a hard-earned three points.

What was disappointing was the fact we lost two players to two bad decisions.

Ross King and Jamie Stokeld are quality players - they are not and never have been malicious players. Neither of the lads deserved to be sent off.

If any one of our players had done something wrong, which deserved a red card, we'd be the first to hold our hands up and admit it - but we still don't know why the lads were sent off.

We now have a massive run of games ahead of us, starting on Saturday against Kirkley & Pakefield. There are another three points up for grabs, with the added incentive of it being a local derby.

Local rivalry is at stake and it's another big game for us in what is a huge Christmas programme. But at the end of the day, it's another league game in that programme.

K&P are a good side who hurt us last season. We are under no illusions as it will be a difficult game on Saturday. We will have to focus on ourselves, keep our feet on the ground as we have another 90 minutes to get the right result - but it will be tough.

Jack Marsden, Dale Cockrill, Sean Blowers and Ally McKenna were all out last week, to go with Marcus Saunders, Neil Plaskett, Carl Poppy and Matty Potter who were already missing.

Hopefully we should have a few back fit this weekend, with Marsden, McKenna and Saunders likely to return. But whatever side we put out the boys will be looking forward to it.

It will be tough for us but we will concentrate on our football and look forward to the occasion. Hopefully it will be a good game, a good advert for local football and there will be a big crowd there to help make it a cracking Christmas present for the people of Lowestoft.

We will be working our socks off to ensure we send the fans home happy on the day as well.

Finally, myself, Ady, Craig, Dave and all the players at Lowestoft Town FC would like to wish all Journal readers, football followers, Town supporters, sponsors and main sponsors Petrogramme a very merry Christmas.

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