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Lowestoft win again in league, K&P lose

PUBLISHED: 09:23 23 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:34 05 July 2010

LOWESTOFT Town extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division to 12 points by winning 2-1 at King's Lynn Reserves while neighbours and closest rivals Kirkley & Pakefield were losing by the same score at home to Harwich & Parkeston.

LOWESTOFT Town extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division to 12 points by winning 2-1 at King's Lynn Reserves while neighbours and closest rivals Kirkley & Pakefield were losing by the same score at home to Harwich & Parkeston.

The Trawler Boys took early command at The Walks with two goals in the first seven minutes, former Linnets striker Russell Stock making the first for Gary McGee and then scoring the second himself.

That proved enough, despite Charlie Defty's 25th minute reply - though it wasn't for want of trying as home keeper Tom Rix pulled off a series of outstanding saves.

It was a sixth successive victory for the table-toppers since their defeat to Leiston on January 3.

Leiston continue to look the only realistic challengers - 20 points behind but with six games in hand - after a routine 3-0 home win over Histon Reserves.

Kirkley have played three games more than Town and have only won one of their last four games. They looked set to improve that record when they led at the interval through a powerful header by James Cole.

But, missing their suspended skipper (Justin Fox) and leading scorer (Nathan Stone), they couldn't consolidate, Harwich taking the points with goals from Sam Eldridge and Darren Bethell.

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