LOWESTOFT FC: Cloud nine for Blues

Lowestoft Town Club Notes by Terry LynesLOWESTOFT'S victory at Ilford last Saturday, coupled with Concord Rangers dropping two points on Tuesday evening, means that the Blues need just three more wins from seven games to lift the Ryman League Division One North title at the first time of asking.

Lowestoft Town Club Notes by Terry Lynes

LOWESTOFT'S victory at Ilford last Saturday, coupled with Concord Rangers dropping two points on Tuesday evening, means that the Blues need just three more wins from seven games to lift the Ryman League Division One North title at the first time of asking.

With the next four games all at the Crown Meadow, three of them against teams in the lower reaches of the league, the Blues could be crowned champions next week.


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Tomorrow Lowestoft are at home against Redbridge who currently lie third from bottom and who the Town have already beaten twice this season - 4-1 at home in the FA Trophy and 5-0 away in the league.

Then on Monday afternoon the Blues are at home to Maldon Town who they have also beaten twice already this season - both away 3-0 in the Championship Manager Cup and 2-0 in the league. Maldon are currently three places higher than Redbridge.

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Last Saturday the Blues made hard work of beating Ilford 3-1. Two goals in a five minute spell late in the first half from Gary Holt and a Matt Nolan penalty swung the game Lowestoft's way after the home side had taken an early lead.

Jamie Godbold sealed the victory with a third goal early in the second period.

The heavy rain that fell in Essex throughout Monday and Tuesday saw the Blues scheduled visit to Brentwood Town postponed and it has now been re-dated for Tuesday, April 20.

The Reserves put another three points in the bag on Saturday with a 3-2 victory over Woodbridge Town. The Town goalscorers were Darren Cockrill, Joe Clark and Bradley Hough.

On Tuesday evening they defeated Gt Yarmouth Town Reserves 4-0 at the Wellesley in the quarter finals of the Chell Trophy and will now meet Gorleston Reserves in the semi finals on Tuesday, April 20. Blues scorers at the Wellesley were Ross King (2), Joe Clark and Reece Hunn.

Tomorrow the reserves have a quick rematch with Woodbridge Town Reserves and on Tuesday are once again at the Wellesley for the league match against Gt Yarmouth Town Reserves.

The Youth team produced their poorest display of the season last Thursday losing 1-2 away to Bungay Town Youth. The Blues solitary goal came from Joe Clark.

Next week they are away to Gt Yarmouth Town Youth on Wednesday evening.

A goal from Nathan Russell gave the Blues Under 15 side a 1-0 victory over Gt Yarmouth Town Youth, which puts them into the final of the Ipswich open tournament.

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