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Lowestoft Town club notes by Terry Lynes

PUBLISHED: 12:21 18 March 2011

Lowestoft Town FC mascot Sophie Nixon. Photo: MICK HOWES

Lowestoft Town FC mascot Sophie Nixon. Photo: MICK HOWES

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LOWESTOFT Town's scoring problems continue to haunt them as they dropped another five points in their quest for promotion.

On Saturday, despite not playing well, they still dominated proceedings but could not find a goal and ultimately paid the penalty as Cray scored the only goal 15 minutes from the end.

It was a similar story at Hendon on Tuesday with the home side looking the better side in the first half, taking the lead with a well worked goal. In the second period the Blues put on an improved performance to deservedly equalise midway through the period with Joe Francis netting after a Greg Crane header had been blocked in front of goal.

Sam Corcoran, signed on a month’s loan from Colchester United, played in both matches.

Tomorrow the Blues continue on their travels with a visit to Kingstonian. Just over a month ago the sides shared the spoils at the Meadow with Joe Francis netting for the Blues in a 1-1 draw.

Tuesday evening the Town are back in action on the Meadow when Maidstone United are the visitors. Maidstone are currently adrift at the bottom of the table with manager Andy Ford resigning after Tuesday evening’s defeat to fellow strugglers Croydon Athletic.

Andrew Fisk will be back in contention having completed a two match ban but Scott Mitchell will be absent on Tuesday as he starts a two match ban for his sending off at Bury Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup.

The Reserves suffered a second consecutive defeat on Saturday going down to a 1-3 defeat at Walsham Le Willows. Josh Knights scored the Town’s solitary goal. For a long time it looked as if a third successive defeat was on the cards as the Reserves trailed by two goals at home to Debenham LC Reserves but a storming finish saw goals from Joe Clark, Kyle Godbold and Elliot Whiteside in the final quarter to earn the Town the points.

The Reserves are at home again tomorrow when Woodbridge Town reserves are the visitors to the Crown Meadow.

The Youth team were beaten 1-3 away to Cromer Town Youth a week ago with Josh Armes the Town scorer. They suffered a second consecutive defeat this week going down by the odd goal of three to Gt Yarmouth Town Youth. Joe Marsden was the young Blues scorer. Next Wednesday the Youth team are at home to Wroxham Youth on Wednesday evening.

The Under 16s were without a game last Sunday whilst the Under 15s were 5-0 victors over Martham Under 15s. Lewis Chenery hit a hat trick with the other goals coming from Jack Burrell and Nathan Russell.

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