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League leaders Lowestoft cruise to win

PUBLISHED: 08:22 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:36 05 July 2010

LOWESTOFT Town extended their lead at the top of the Ridgeons League Premier Division to 15 points after hammering Norwich United 5-0 at Crown Meadow last night.

LOWESTOFT Town extended their lead at the top of the Ridgeons League Premier Division to 15 points after hammering Norwich United 5-0 at Crown Meadow last night.

The Blues eased into a 3-0 half time lead on the way to a comfortable win. But there was an early scare as Carl Poppy had to clear off the line.

After this The Blues took control as both Jamie's - Godbold and Stokeld - tested former K&P keeper Nathan Pauling before Lowestoft took the lead through Poppy's 25-yard free kick.

Andy Reynolds made a fine save from Adam Ferguson's piledriver, tipping the ball onto the bar, to preserve the lead before Richard Woodrow double the advantage when he volleyed home after a goalmouth scramble.

Bannett then hit the underside of the bar for the visitors, with Reynolds gratefully clutching the rebound, before Gary McGee had two bites at an effort to make it 3-0 just a minute before the break.

The league leaders continued the rout with Reece Hunn's looping effort on 53 minutes taking a deflection on its way in for 4-0. Lowestoft went nap when Reynolds long kick was seized upon by McGee and he turned quickly to again find the target and beat Pauling, finishing off the relegation threatened Planters as Town completed their fifth league win in a row.

And strengthening their position at the summit, there was more good news for The Blues as their north Suffolk rivals were held to a draw.

Leiston, who started the night 20 points behind Lowestoft with six games in hand, slipped even further back in the chase for the title as a last gasp equaliser from Tiptree United made it a 3-3 draw.

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