Lowestoft Town club notes

PUBLISHED: 10:57 17 September 2010

LOWESTOFT cruised into the second qualifying round of the FA Cup, sponsored by E.ON, with a 7-1 victory over United Counties League side Desborough Town.

The visitors suffered a torrid afternoon with their coach breaking down on their way to the game leading to a 75 minute delay at Bury St Edmunds as they did not arrive at the ground until 3.10pm.

The kick off was put back by 30 minutes but once the game started they found themselves a goal down in the first minute, three adrift by the 15th and six goals behind by the break.

Adam Smith’s sweetly struck free kick opened the floodgates with goals following in quick succession from Danny Bloomfield, Andrew Fisk, Stuart Ainsley, Jamie Forshaw and Jamie Godbold. Forshaw hit the sole second half goal before the plucky visitors pulled a goal back.

The draw for the second qualifying round has given the Town an intriguing tie away to Dartford.

The Kent side were last year’s Ryman League Premier Division champions and are now trying to consolidate in the Blue Square Bet South.

They have an impressive new ground hardly five years old financed by the local Conservative council, which has greatly contributed to their rapid rise in recent seasons.

Before that though, attention returns to league matters with Aveley the visitors to the Meadow tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon. The Blues have met the Essex side once before winning at Millfields in the FA Cup.

Then on Tuesday night the Blues hit the road to travel to Billericay Town, also with league points at stake.

The Reserves had a free week last Saturday but are in action again tomorrow with a trip to Leiston in the Ridgeons Reserve Team League.

The Youth team face a double header against Gorleston Youth, meeting in the Ridgeons Youth League Cup last Wednesday then meeting the same opponents in the FA Youth Cup next Wednesday, both games at the Meadow. First blood went to the Young Greens who were 2-1 victors in the Ridgeons Youth League Cup, Joe Clark netting for Lowestoft.

The Under 16s should start their league programme on Sunday with a home game against Gt Yarmouth at the Denes High School, 12.15pm kick off.

The Under 15s got off to a flying start with an 11-1 victory over Harleston Under 15s last Sunday. This Sunday they are away to Hempnall Under 15s.

n LOWESTOFT Town FC have organised Official Supporters Club travel – through The Trawler Boys – for their eagerly awaited FA Cup second qualifying round tie away at Dartford.

The Blues will be aiming to blunt The Darts on Saturday, September 25 - and if you are a Trawlerboys member, a coach ticket to the game costs £14, and £16 for non members.

This 49-seater executive coach leaves Crown Meadow at 10.30am on the day of the game, and bookings are now being taken at the club shop at Crown Meaodw and T&A Embroidery in Bevan Street.

Terry Lynes

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