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Godbold's call to Lowestoft fans

PUBLISHED: 11:23 03 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:43 06 July 2010

LOWESTOFT Town winger Jamie Godbold has called upon the Suffolk side's fans to be patient as the Blues attempt to overturn a 2-1 first leg deficit in the FA Vase semi-final tomorrow.

LOWESTOFT Town winger Jamie Godbold has called upon the Suffolk side's fans to be patient as the Blues attempt to overturn a 2-1 first leg deficit in the FA Vase semi-final tomorrow.

Crown Meadow will be packed to the rafters for the second instalment of an intriguing tie which is still very much in the balance thanks to Godbold's strike six minutes from time last Saturday.

The 28-year-old said: “We will be coming out all guns blazing there's no doubt about that, but if it doesn't happen straight away we've got to be patient and not try to force things. There's no point trying to do things that we wouldn't normally do.

“Even if we are still drawing towards the end we'll need the fans to stick with us. There'll be no panic if that's the case because we've won a lot of games late on this season.”

Lowestoft trained at Norwich City's Colney training ground on Tuesday night and Godbold says the players are once again ready to use their well-documented fitness levels to good effect once again on Saturday.

“Last week we looked around with 10 minutes to go and a couple of their guys were on the floor with cramp. That really did spur us on and hopefully, come Saturday, that will prove the case again.

“Being at home will be a big advantage. The pitch will be suited to us, the crowd will get behind us and I'm certain it will be a sell out. We have only drawn one game at Crown Meadow all season and have won the rest so there is a lot of confidence and belief in ourselves at the minute.”

Lowestoft right-back Carl Poppy will be available for the match, his controversial red card from the first leg not yet taking effect. It's the second red card in three matches between these two sides, Whitley Bay having had a man sent off in the first leg of the FA Vase semi-final clash between these two sides this time last year.

Godbold said: “Discipline will be important. We have got to concentrate on our game and not be drawn into anything they are doing.

“We realised last week that we weren't going to get any help from the referee, at times it felt like we were up against 10 men, but once our backs were up against the wall we played well.”

The FA Vase semi-final, second leg tie at Crown Meadow will be an all-ticket encounter, with no tickets available on the day.

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