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LOWESTOFT FC: A real kick in the teeth

PUBLISHED: 11:45 12 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:42 06 July 2010

CHAPPO'S CORNER



IT was a great all-round performance at Great Wakering. You couldn't ask any more than three goals to the good and none conceded. The lads were excellent.

CHAPPO'S CORNER

IT was a great all-round performance at Great Wakering. You couldn't ask any more than three goals to the good and none conceded. The lads were excellent.

In the first half we met their enthusiasm and endeavour and had a strong wind against us and it was difficult to get the ball down and play. We competed well, we worked hard and we went in 0-0 at half-time and said to the boys 'keep going and your quality will shine through'.

In the second half, we got it down better and scored three really good goals. Matty Nolan did what he's good at and spanked it in under the keeper for 1-0.

It was a great goal and then Andrew Fisk floated one in over the keeper's head for 2-0 and I think Jamie Godbold and Scott Mitchell both got a touch on the third, but we'll give it to Mitch.

A really good day at the office. We took a separate supporters coach up there so we had about 100 fans there on Saturday. It was a great hard-earned three points and fully deserved.

The boys were back on it and we were looking to take it into Tuesday's game against Brentwood.

But it didn't happen. We were very, very disappointed.

The preparation was good, we were all up for it and hoping to carry on where we left, but we were shocking first half. There's no other way to describe it.

We weren't at the races and were second to everything.

We started off poorly and they scored a great goal. Nine times of ten they fly over the bar, but this flew in the top corner and we then had a spell where we couldn't get near them.

We equalised, got back on terms and were hoping to kick on. The quality into strikers was poor and we just looked a shadow of ourselves.

The boys got a real rollicking at half-time, and deservedly so.

It's easy to take the praise and pats on the back, but sometimes you need telling.

You could see the difference in the second half performance. We created chance after chance, but we needed to be clinical and on the night it just didn't happen.

We could still be playing now and it wasn't going to go in!

It was disappointing and then, as in a lot of cases, it won't go in and you get done by a sucker punch. The last minute more or less and another cracking shot and we were 2-1 down and had lost the game.

When you put things into perspective, their keeper was probably man of the match and he made some cracking saves second half.

The save he made from a Gary Holt header was unbelievable and that told the story in the end.

We were all disappointed and it was a kick in the teeth but we've got to learn.

Micky Chapman was speaking to Jonathan Redhead

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