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Lowestoft Town Club Notes by Terry Lynes

PUBLISHED: 10:09 13 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:13 06 July 2010

A CRUEL goal two minutes from the end of normal time brought to an end Lowestoft Town's magnificent FA Cup adventure. However everyone connected with the club should be rightly proud of the achievements.

A CRUEL goal two minutes from the end of normal time brought to an end Lowestoft Town's magnificent FA Cup adventure. However everyone connected with the club should be rightly proud of the achievements. The players performed admirably, the support was exceptional and there can only be praise for the way the Wrexham club as a whole acted as first class hosts to make it a memorable weekend for all.

A special mention also for chairman Gary Keyzor and main sponsors Petrogramme for the travel and accommodation arrangements for the team, which could not have been bettered anywhere in the country and at any level.

The disappointment at the defeat was soon forgotten as attention turned to another cup competition when Ilford visited the Meadow on Tuesday evening in the second round of the Championship Manager Cup (Ryman League Cup).

Despite falling a goal behind the Blues hit back to move into the third round with a convincing 3-1 victory. Gary McGee hit the equaliser, Dale Cockrill put the Blues ahead before a stunning strike from Jamie Godbold sealed the victory.

Now it is back to league action and a first ever visit to Enfield Town. Enfield Town was formed by disgruntled fans of the former great Enfield side who were forced into a nomadic existence when their old Southbury Road ground was sold.

Enfield Town have risen through the ranks as their former mentors Enfield have slipped down the rankings. Enfield Town currently ground share with Brimsdown Rovers but are still in the borough of Enfield.

There is more league action on Tuesday evening when Gt Wakering Rovers are the visitors to the Meadow.

The Reserves were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Walsham Le Willows Reserves last Saturday. Although Gary Williams had netted the Blues goal earlier he failed from the penalty spot for the first time in his career five minutes from time.

Tomorrow manager Kevin Gook has a depleted squad as he takes his team to Brantham Athletic Reserves in the third round of the Suffolk Reserve Team Cup, with many of his players being cup tied and therefore not eligible.

The Youth team went goal crazy with an 11-1 victory over Harford Tornadoes last week. Christy Finch hit four goals, Jack Garrod three and the others coming from Joe Marsden, Sam Raven, Harley Peek and Joe Clark. They were due to visit Cromer yesterday (Thursday) and next week entertain Gorleston Youth at the Meadow on Wednesday evening.

The Under 17s lost interest in the League Cup when beaten 5-7 by Aztecs. Joe Clark hit a hat trick, Kyle Baler and an own goal were the other scorers. The Under 15s were held to a 2-2 draw by Gt Yarmouth Town (Jamie Burrell, Nathan Russell).

On the fixtures front, the visit to East Thurrock United has now been put back to January 19 due to the Essex side being in cup action on the original date. The home game against Potters Bar has now been dated for Tuesday, January 5.


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