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Goals rush

PUBLISHED: 12:13 29 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:09 05 July 2010

Jonathan Redhead

The town's top two football teams have sent out warnings to their Ridgeons League Premier Division rivals after a sensational seven days of football.

Between them, Kirkley & Pakefield and Lowestoft Town have whacked home 14 goals and conceded none in four games during the past week to make the rest of the division sit up and notice.

Jonathan Redhead

The town's top two football teams have sent out warnings to their Ridgeons League Premier Division rivals after a sensational seven days of football.

Between them, Kirkley & Pakefield and Lowestoft Town have whacked home 14 goals and conceded none in four games during the past week to make the rest of the division sit up and notice.

On their new playing surface at Walmer Road, K&P have kickstarted their season with a 6-0 hammering of Haverhill Rovers on Saturday followed by a 3-0 victory over Norwich United under the floodlights on Wednesday.

And their summer recruit striker Lee Gilman has proved his eye for goal, whacking four past Haverhill and then adding another goal against Norwich United to take his season's tally to six in just four league games so far.

It was a fine turnaround for Nick Shorten's men who lost their first two league games and were dumped out of the FA Cup by Wroxham.

Over the bascule bridge, Town have been firing on all cylinders too.

They battled to a 0-0 draw at Walsham-le-Willows on Saturday, but then followed it up with a stunning 5-0 away at Needham Market on Tuesday evening.

Needham finished second in the league last season and had started this campaign unbeaten, but they were no match for the Blues, with Gary McGee bagging a brace to go with goals from Jack Marsden, Ross King and Russell Stock.

It moves the undefeated Blues up to third in the table, and the only downside to the victory was a dislocated shoulder to defender Matty Potter who will be out of action for about six weeks.

Nonetheless, Blues joint boss Micky Chapman is pleased with his sides' start to the season.

“We've kept two clean sheets in two difficult away games and we've got four points and the season has continued how it started in the first week and it's a pleasing start,” he said.

League action takes a break tomorrow as Town travel to AFC Sudbury for a tricky looking FA Cup tie, while K&P are without a game following their cup exit.


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