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Lowestoft Town FC club notes

PUBLISHED: 14:06 22 October 2010

THE FA Carlsberg Trophy tie against Suffolk rivals Needham Market produced two excellent games from a spectators' viewpoint.

The respective management teams would no doubt be critical of their team’s defensive performances with both sides seeming happier when on the offensive.

However, over the two games there were 12 goals, four ‘disallowed goals’ the woodwork struck on six occasions and numerous near misses to keep most spectators immensely entertained. In the first game Adrian Forbes twice put the Blues ahead with the Marketmen hitting back both times.

The replay saw Matt Nolan give the Blues the lead from the penalty spot before a spell of three goals in four minutes saw Needham Market hit back to take the lead which was cancelled out by anther Nolan strike.

Joe Francis gave the Blues a half time lead which kept the tie evenly balanced.

Curtis Haynes-Brown’s first goal for the Blues extended Lowestoft’s lead in the 69th minute before goals in the last 10 minutes from Andrew Fisk and Lee McGlone put the icing on the cake and a rather flattering final scoreline.

Lowestoft’s reward is an away tie against Zamaretto League Chippenham Town.

The lengthy trip means that the Blues will once again have to don their change strip of white which might not be such a bad thing.

The four away games Lowestoft have played this season wearing their normal blue kit has seen them fail to record a single victory – one draw and three defeats – whilst the four away games wearing white have produced four victories.

Before that though there are two important league games to undertake.

Tomorrow sees an early start on the road to Hastings whilst Tuesday sees them in the shadow of Wembley’s famous arch when they visit Hendon at their Wembley Vale home.

Christy Finch hit another hat trick for the Reserves last Saturday as they defeated Debenham LC Reserves 5-2. Richard Woodrow and Louis Cutajar were the other scorers.

Tomorrow at the Meadow the Reserves entertain Great Yarmouth Town Reserves. Both sides are undefeated in the league this season with the Blues having a 100 per cent record while the Bloaters have dropped just two points in one drawn game.

The Youth team entertained Norwich United Youth last Wednesday but went down by the odd goal in a five-goal thriller.

Joe Marsden scored both the goals for the Young Blues. Next Wednesday they are at home again with Dereham Town Youth the visitors.

The U16s suffered another call off last weekend with Kirkley & Pakefield Under 16s unable to raise a side.

This Sunday they are at home to St Benets with the kick off at the Denes being 2pm.

The U15s defeated Gorleston Rangers U15s 2-1 with goals from Nathan Russell and Connor Donnington. This Sunday they are away to Kirkley & Pakefield U15s.

On the player front, Jack Marsden is joining Wroxham on a three month loan transfer.

n THE official Supporters Club of Lowestoft Town FC – The Trawlerboys – have organised a coach for the forthcoming FA Trophy game.

Anybody interested in booking on the coach to watch Lowestoft Town away to Chippenham on October 30, please contact T&A Embroidery in Bevan Street or Simon Reeve on 07836 580 174 or 07949 884 033.

Terry Lynes

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