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Lowestoft Town club notes by Terry Lynes

PUBLISHED: 10:08 25 March 2011

AS promotion and play off nerves affect all the contenders in the Ryman League Premier Division Lowestoft Town like many of their rivals have dropped more points this week with a 0-2 defeat at Kingstonian and a 3-3 home draw with Maidstone United

A feature of both games was that the Blues had to play for more than an hour with 10 men following the dismissal of Andrew Fisk and Curtis Haynes-Brown respectively. Lowestoft could also feel hard done by at Kingstonian with Michael Frew’s early penalty saved and what looked to all as a perfectly good goal by Andrew Fisk disallowed while the scores were still level.

On Tuesday Maidstone looked anything but a bottom of the table side and after a goalless first half the second half sprang to life in a six goal spree. Matt Nolan showed what has been missing for most of the season with two excellently taken goals, the first of which being a 40 yard lob which is a real contender for goal of the season. Maidstone though refused to lie down against the 10 men Blues and fully deserved their point.

Tomorrow the Blues entertain one of the few sides not involved in either a play off or relegation fight when Tooting & Mitcham United are the visitors to the Crown Meadow. Monday though is back to relegation threatened opponents with a visit to Aveley.

Scott Mitchell will still be missing tomorrow as he completes his two match suspension but will be available for Monday’s trip to Aveley.

The Reserves were without a fixture last week and travel to Stowmarket Town Reserves tomorrow. On Tuesday they are at home to Gorleston Reserves.

Josh Armes and Joe Clark were on target as the Youth team shared the points in a 2-2 draw with Wroxham Youth on Wednesday. Next Wednesday they are at home to Gorleston Youth.

Neither the Under 16s or Under 15s had a game last Sunday. There is a rare outing for the Under 16s at the Crown Meadow on Sunday morning when they entertain Kirkley & Pakefield Under 16s in the semi-finals of the Ipswich Open Tournament.

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