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Lowestoft win cements top spot

PUBLISHED: 09:20 30 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:22 06 July 2010

Lowestoft Town 2, Heybridge Swifts 0

LOWESTOFT cemented their position at the top of the Ryman League Division One North with a 2-0 victory over Heybridge Swifts.

Lowestoft Town 2, Heybridge Swifts 0

LOWESTOFT cemented their position at the top of the Ryman League Division One North with a 2-0 victory over Heybridge Swifts.

There was almost a sensational start as the ball fell to Reece Hunn on the left but his volley was saved by Heybridge keeper Ollie Morris-Sanders.

In a lively start Heybridge also went close but from close range Sam Adejokun glanced his header wide. A Jamie Godbold free kick saw a mad scramble in the Heybridge six yard box before Ollie Morris-Sanders smothered Dale Cockrill's shot.

Midway through the first half a nasty clash of heads saw Heybridge's Ryan Hull stretchered off to be taken to hospital with a head injury. Lowestoft were enjoying more of the possession without looking sharp in front of goal but Matt Nolan was unlucky with a glancing header just off target.

Lowestoft finally took the lead in the 41st minute. Ross King was brought down just outside the area and Adam Smith sent his direct free kick through a gap in the defensive wall and into the net.

Lowestoft continued to dominate possession in the second period but were guilty of some wayward finishing. King and Craig Bussens both saw good chances sail over the bar. Gary McGee's shot came out off the keeper but King's instant chip back dropped just wide of the open goal.

Lowestoft finally got their second goal in the 71st minute. Nolan held the ball up well before sending a delightful pass through the centre of the defence for Bussens to run on to and shoot past Ollie Morris-Sanders. Heybridge had a chance to reduce the arrears when Nicholas Muir fed Sam Adejokun but he stabbed the ball wide of the target.

Heybridge's woe was compounded when Nicholas Muir was sent off six minutes from time for foul and abusive language.

Lowestoft: Reynolds, Plaskett, A Smith, Dale Cockrill (sub Woodrow 46), Crane, Halliday, Godbold (sub McGee 67), Fisk, Nolan, King, Hunn (sub Bussens 46). Subs (not used) Potter, T Marsden.

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