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Lowestoft Town's promotion push ready to hit Horsham

PUBLISHED: 12:44 25 February 2011 | UPDATED: 12:54 25 February 2011

Ryman league action from Lowestoft Town (blue) v Hendon at Crown Meadow. Matt Nolan (no9) scores Lowestofts 2nd goal.

Ryman league action from Lowestoft Town (blue) v Hendon at Crown Meadow. Matt Nolan (no9) scores Lowestofts 2nd goal.

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LOWESTOFT Town rediscovered their goalscoring touch with a vengeance last Saturday as for the first time in a while everything fell for them in the final third and Hendon felt the full force in an 8-1 victory for the Blues.

Michael Frew made the early breakthrough with Matt Nolan (two) and Joe Francis adding to the scoreline before the break. There was no relief for Hendon in the second period with Scott Mitchell adding the fifth 40 seconds after the restart and Russell Stock, Jamie Godbold and an own goal completed the rout.

The highest ranking ever Suffolk local derby on Tuesday resulted in a goalless stalemate between Bury Town and Lowestoft Town at Ram Meadow.

Although there were no goals in the game Lowestoft could probably claim a moral victory as they looked the better of the two sides for much of the game but it was the home side who came closest to scoring with a long range Neil Andrews shot that rebounded out off the crossbar. Tomorrow the Blues make probably their longest trip of the season with an away game at Horsham.

Although Horsham started the season poorly and propped up the table for several weeks their recent form has seen them move away from the relegation places.

In the corresponding fixture at the Meadow the Blues were 4-0 winners with goals from Adrian Forbes, Danny Bloomfield, Joe Francis and Stuart Ainsley.

Lowestoft have a rare free midweek next week.

The Reserves were without a fixture last Saturday but picked up another three points on Tuesday evening with a 5-0 victory over Stowmarket Town Reserves. Louis Cutajar hit two goals with Josh Knights, Joe Clark and Shane Smith also on the mark. Sam Raven returned to the side after transferring back to the Meadow from Kirkley & Pakefield. Tomorrow the Reserves are at the Meadow again when Debenham LC Reserves are the visitors.

The Youth team were again without a fixture on Tuesday evening when the visit of Cromer Town Youth was postponed. Next week they are due to meet Kirkley & Pakefield Youth on Wednesday evening. The Under 16s cup tie at Needham was postponed due to the weather but the Under 15s recorded a 12-3 victory over Oulton Mariners.

Terry Lynes

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