Lowestoft Town fans can help Blues dream
PUBLISHED: 10:36 25 April 2014
They have often been hailed as the best supporters in the land, And tomorrow, fans of Lowestoft Town are being urged to turn out in their hundreds to back the Trawlerboys all the way into the Ryman League Premier Division play-offs once more.
All roads look set to lead to Crown Meadow with the biggest crowd of the season expected to cheer the Trawlerboys to the victory which would seal their play-off spot for a fourth successive season.
And momentum is a key word for the Blues management team, as they focus solely on the encounter with mid-table Harrow Borough.
They know that after a tremendous run of just two defeats in their last 18 games, which has catapulted them into fourth place, they’re closer to fulfilling their dream once more – but it’s all still to play for.
As it stands, second-placed Bognor Regis and Kingstonian in third have sealed two of the four play-off semi-final slots. With Lowestoft, Dulwich Hamlet, AFC Hornchurch and Maidstone all still in the mix, two of these teams will make it through to next Wednesday’s semi-final showdowns, with the final held on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5.
After a spell of five games in 10 days saw Lowestoft collect seven points from a possible nine in games against Grays, Billericay and Bury Town, Blues joint boss Ady Gallagher said he was proud of his players.
“We’ve got ourselves into a fantastic position to challenge and the lads have shown tremendous courage over the past two weeks,” he said. All roads lead to Crown Meadow tomorrow – and without a doubt our fans can play their part. Their support has been fantastic, as ever, this season and the momentum we’ve been on recently has been carried on by them. Their support really can make it our 12th man – so be as vocal as possible and keep pushing the lads on,” Gallagher added.
Admitting there were “a few knocks, bumps and bruises,” he said: “The lads have shown in the past five games that they are definitely up to the task and it is just a matter of being as brave as they can be on Saturday. The Billericay and Bury results have given everyone a lift. It will be a great boost for the club if we can get in the play-offs and it will be a real success. But we’re not there yet, and we’re not getting carried away.
“The reality is it is down to us to make sure we follow this hard work through and it is down to us to get the result. It takes a strong belief to make the play-offs, we are in that position now and we all know the prize.”