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High noon for Blues

PUBLISHED: 11:22 23 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:51 06 July 2010

AT midday today Lowestoft Town's team set off for their Fourth Qualifying Round tie away to Blue Square North side Gloucester City. Saturday sees the most important F A Cup sponsored by E.

TERRY LYNES

At midday today Lowestoft Town's team set off for their Fourth Qualifying Round tie away to Blue Square North side Gloucester City. Saturday sees the most important F A Cup sponsored by E.ON cup tie for 11 years for the Blues, with a possible lucrative draw in the First Round proper awaiting them if they can overcome their higher league opponents.

Despite a worrying injury list, the Blues management are confident that they can put out a side which will do the club proud. The Blues are expected to have plenty of support at the match, which will be played at the home of Cirencester Town. Two Supporters Club coaches have been booked and will be supplemented by those travelling under their own steam.

Should Saturday's game be drawn, the replay will be at Crown Meadow on Tuesday evening. If there is a definite result, the Blues will return to Rymans League action for the first time in the month with a trip to East Thurrock United. The Blues have played the Rocks twice before in cup competitions, winning away but losing at home.

Last Saturday the Blues bowed out of the F A Carlsberg Trophy with a 0-2 defeat away to Hendon. Despite being the better team for large periods of the game, the Blues ultimately paid the penalty for not taking their chances, as the hosts scored twice in the last quarter. Ironically, the important breakthrough came from Lubo Guentchev, who played a few games for the Blues back in 2005.

The Reserves progressed in the Chell Trophy with a 7-0 victory over a young Wivenhoe Town side. Gary Williams hit a hat-trick, including his customary success from the penalty spot, with Jack Garrod hitting a brace and one each for Chris Bond and Louis Cutajar.

With four players in the county squad, the Reserves' visit to Thetford Town Reserves tomorrow has been postponed and will now be played on Tuesday, November 3. Should there be no F A Cup replay, the Reserves are at home to Great Yarmouth Town Reserves on Tuesday evening.

There was no game for the youth team this week, but they are back in action next Wednesday when they entertain Bungay Town Youth in the Eastern Junior Cup.

The U17s were 2-0 victors over Winterton last Sunday, with a brace of goals from Joe Clark. This weekend they are at home to Hellesdon.

The U15s had a 9-0 victory over Bohemians B, with Corey Thornton leading the way with four goals. The others came from Calvin Vincent, Reece Borrett, Ryan Sharman, Robert Clements and an own goal. This weekend they are away to Bungay Town.

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