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Injuries strike again

PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 November 2008 | UPDATED: 21:45 05 July 2010

LOWESTOFT'S current injury jinx shows no sign of abating as two away games resulted in three more injury worries as the Blues prepare to set out on the FA Carlsberg Vase trail again.

LOWESTOFT'S current injury jinx shows no sign of abating as two away games resulted in three more injury worries as the Blues prepare to set out on the FA Carlsberg Vase trail again.

Town supporters have been eagerly awaiting the start of what they hope will bring another excellent May day in the sun at Wembley stadium.

However there is a long way before players and managers can start thinking along those lines and that trail starts tomorrow with the visit of Tiptree United in the second round.

The injury crisis though sees both Carl Poppy and Matty Potter likely to be out until the new year, Andy Reynolds suffering a reaction to his comeback with the Reserves last week and Craig Lewis not yet back in action.

This week has seen Reece Hunn suffer a knee injury, which will probably see him sidelined for several weeks, Russell Stock pick up a groin injury, which makes him doubtful for tomorrow and Darren Cockrill limping off on Tuesday but hoping to be fit for tomorrow.

Ally McKenna's work commitments means that he is not currently regularly available.

However with no reserve team game tomorrow Micky Chapman and Ady Gallagher will be able to select their team from a full compliment of fit players.

To ease this problem, the Blues are in he process of re-signing Jamie Stokeld from Kirkley & Pakefield.

It is hoped that the transfer will be completed this week although he is cup tied and not available for selection for the Vase tie.

Seven day notices have also been sent in respect of another two players who will provide cover in other areas of the pitch.

This week has seen the Blues battle for a point at Harwich & Parkeston with goals from Jamie Godbold and Gary McGee cancelled out by the home side.

Tuesday brought further cup success as the Blues put on a fine display to comprehensively defeat Felixstowe & Walton to move into the semi finals of the Suffolk Premier Cup. Goals came from Richard Woodrow, Ross King and Darren Cockrill.

Tuesday evening sees a return to Ridgeons League football with Needham Market the visitors.

The Reserves progressed to the quarter finals of the Suffolk Reserve Team Cup with a 6-0 victory over Ipswich Athletic Reserves.

They have no game tomorrow as scheduled opponents Dereham Town reserves are involved in a cup replay with the Reserves visit to Aldiss Park redated for Tuesday evening.

The Youth team completed a league double over Bungay Town Youth with a 4-1 victory. They were due to play Cromer Town Youth last Wednesday and next Thursday visit Harford Tornadoes.

The U17 side had a 5-0 league cup victory over Swindell Juniors last Sunday. Christy Finch was again on the mark with a hat trick and the other two goals came from Sam Raven and Ryan Stephenson.

Terry Lynes

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