Lowestoft Town FC club notes

PUBLISHED: 11:41 19 November 2010

LOWESTOFT have several fitness doubts as they prepare for the big FA Carlsberg Trophy tie against Swindon Supermarine tomorrow.

The ‘Marine’ compete in the Zamaretto Southern League Premier Division, the same as the Blues opponents in the previous round Chippenham Town.

Although their league form has been indifferent they have excelled in the cup competitions. As well as reaching this week’s FA Carlsberg Trophy’s final qualifying round they are still involved in a tremendous FA Cup run.

Reaching the first round proper for the first time they made home advantage count to overcome Eastwood Town to set up a tie against Colchester United next Saturday in the second round.

If tomorrow’s Trophy tie is level at the end of the 90 minutes there will be a replay at Swindon on Wednesday evening. If there is a definite result, the Blues will be in Ryman League action with Billericay Town the visitors to the Meadow.

Last Saturday the Blues were not able to break down a stubborn Wealdstone defence and had to settle for a point from a goalless draw. Danny Bloomfield was unlucky with a shot that hit the post And Jamie Godbold brought the only real save from either goalkeeper. In the Championship Manager Cup on Tuesday, the Blues defeated AFC Sudbury 2-0 to set up a tie away to Cheshunt in the next round.

Both teams took the opportunity to rest some weary legs before their FA Trophy ties and there were several plus points for the Blues.

Richard Woodrow was given a place in the starting line up after a 13 month injury nightmare and lasted the full 90 minutes.

Louis Cutajar displayed his potential in an unaccustomed full back role and young Joe Clark came off the bench to win the game for the Blues by setting up the opening goal for Joe Francis and netting the second himself.

The Reserves travelled to Norwich United Reserves looking short of firepower with Christy Finch away on loan and Joe Clark on first team duty.

However they produced a superb display to thrash the Planters 8-0 with Connor Borrett coming to the fore with four goals, Louis Cutajar hitting a hat trick and Jon Lovelock getting the other. They have no fixture this weekend.

The Youth team returned to action after a fortnight’s break by defeating Harford Tornadoes 4-1 on Wednesday evening. After falling behind in the third minute the Young Blues hit back to level the scores through Connor Borrett.

Second half goals came from Shane Smith, Joe Marsden and a first ever goal for Lowestoft by Jordan Harper. Next Wednesday they entertain Gt Yarmouth Town Youth.

Terry Lynes

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