Five star show

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:37 05 July 2010

Lowestoft Town 5, Norwich United 0

THE Blues opened up a 15-point lead at the top of the Ridgeons League Premier Division with this comfortable win against the Planters.

Lowestoft Town 5, Norwich United 0

THE Blues opened up a 15-point lead at the top of the Ridgeons League Premier Division with this comfortable win against the Planters.

Lowestoft took the lead after 27 minutes. Godbold was fouled to the left of the goal some 25 yards and Carl Poppy's low free-kick deceived Nathan Pauling who could only help the ball into the net.

Lowestoft doubled their lead in the 33rd minute with Richard Woodrow forcing the ball home following a goalmouth scramble.

The Blues effectively sealed their win with a third goal in the 42nd minute with a surging run by Godbold ending with his shot being parried by Pauling.

Gary McGee was quick to pounce on the loose ball, move inside and shoot home past Pauling

The Blues continued to dominate possession in the second period and added a further two goals.

In the 52nd minute Reece Hunn reached the byline and his intended shot took a deflection off a defender and looped over Pauling into the net. Ten minutes later Hilton's flick on released McGee to shoot past Pauling.

It might have been 6-0 but after rounding Pauling, Hilton saw his shot cleared off the line by Hull.

Match and ball sponsor: T & A Embroidery. MoM: Marcus Saunders.

Team: Reynolds, Poppy, Stokeld, Woodrow, Saunders, Plaskett, Godbold (sub McNeil 76), Dale Cockrill (sub King 66), Hilton, McGee, Hunn (sub Hough 55). Subs (not used): Darren Cockrill, Stock.

King's Lynn Reserves 1, Lowestoft Town 2

Two early goals gave Lowestoft Town another good away win.

Carl Poppy replaced the unavailable Neil Plaskett with the cup-tied Damian Hilton returning in place of Martin McNeil.

Lowestoft made a bright start and took the lead after just three minutes with Reece Hunn finding Dale Cockrill who slipped the ball between the central defenders for Gary McGee to knock the ball wide of Rix into the net.

It was two goals up by the seventh minute with Russell Stock charging down an attempted clearance before shooting home from the edge of the penalty area.

At this stage though Lowestoft looked like scoring every time they attacked and Jamie Godbold exchanged passes before shooting inches wide.

A Hunn run ended with the ball being played back to Richard Woodrow whose low shot from the edge of the area saw the diving Rix somehow get a hand to the ball and knock it upwards onto and over.

Completely out of the blue, Kings Lynn reduced the areas in the 24th minute with a free kick from Harvey blocked by the Blues defensive wall but only as far as Charlie Defty who drilled the ball back from 20 yards into the top of the net.

After this opening excitement the game gradually fizzled out with little of note in the rest of the half.

The second half fared little better with an early chance for Osborn spoilt by a poor first touch. Carl Poppy joined the attack and from his cross Stock's close range goal attempt was pushed away by Rix.

A long kicked clearance by Andy Reynolds was met by a McGee volley, which was held by Rix.

MoM: Dale Cockrill.

Team: Reynolds, Poppy, Potter (sub Stokeld 59), Woodrow, Hilton, Darren Cockrill, Godbold, Dale Cockrill, Stock (sub King 65), McGee (sub McKenna 84), Hunn. Subs (not used) McNeil, Saunders.

Terry Lynes

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