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PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:27 05 July 2010

Mark Boggis

AMBITIOUS LowestoftTown have a huge home incentive tomorrow if the weather allows them to tackle fellow FAVase favourites Hungerford Town.

Anticipation has replaced disappointment for the Blues and the Crusaders after their fifth round tie at Crown Meadow was called off last week - one of the numerous sporting victims around the country.

Mark Boggis

AMBITIOUS LowestoftTown have a huge home incentive tomorrow if the weather allows them to tackle fellow FAVase favourites Hungerford Town.

Anticipation has replaced disappointment for the Blues and the Crusaders after their fifth round tie at Crown Meadow was called off last week - one of the numerous sporting victims around the country.

Now the Blues and their opponents are hoping to beat the bad weather for a St Valentine's Day showdown as the Lowestoft Town management fix their sights on another dream trip to Wembley at the end of spring.

Yesterday, joint Blues boss Micky Chapman sent out a rallying call to all Lowestoft Town fans and football followers locally.

“We are totally focused on achieving what we want to achieve, and that's to progress into the quarter-finals,” Chapman told The Journal.

“The fans can play their part in this - so the message is for them to turn out in numbers to support us, get behind us and cheer us on.

“They can do their bit to help us and we'll do our bit on the park.”

“It's a cup game, which is at stake, and we'll be doing our best to achieve what we want to achieve and hopefully make it into the next round.”

Buoyed by their fantastic run this season, which sees Lowestoft well clear at the top of the Ridgeons League table, in the last 16 of a national competition and in the semi final of the Suffolk Premier Cup - where AFC Sudbury await next month - the only focus at the moment for The Blues is tomorrow.

With the winners of the Lowestoft v Hungerford clash drawn at home in the next round against the only side to progress into the quarter finals thus far - Bideford - it's all to play for, but Chapman warned against complacency.

“The biggest incentive for us is to focus on Saturday.

“Our attention is wholly on that and we're not looking beyond it. But we'll have to be at our best to achieve that and so it's all set up for a really big day, which we're really looking forward to.”

Kirkley & Pakefield travel to Walsham-le-Willows in the league tomorrow.


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