Lowestoft win, K&P draw in league
THE town's top two football teams remain the top two sides in the Ridgeons League Premier Division after Saturday's results.League leaders Lowestoft battled back from behind to triumph 3-2 at Felixstowe & Walton United while Kirkley & Pakefield were held to a 0-0 draw at Walmer Road by King's Lynn Reserves.
THE town's top two football teams remain the top two sides in the Ridgeons League Premier Division after Saturday's results.
League leaders Lowestoft battled back from behind to triumph 3-2 at Felixstowe & Walton United while Kirkley & Pakefield were held to a 0-0 draw at Walmer Road by King's Lynn Reserves.
Late goals saw Lowestoft extend their lead at the top of the table as they came from behind for the second time this season against the Seasiders.
Having grabbed an early lead through Damian Hilton, who headed in at the far post from Russell Stock's second minute cross, the visitors pounded a home defence containing two debutants for the opening 20 minutes.
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Ben Nower produced three stunning saves and Lowestoft were guilty of missing three gilt edged chances before the home side gradually worked their way back into the game.
Calver was hero and villain as he levelled the scores with a glancing header from Hammond's corner in the 33rd minute, before he then collected a yellow for a challenge on Reece Hunn.
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The half ended with Andy Reynolds producing a low save to deny Berry, while a minute after the restart the Seasiders were ahead when Calver again met another Hammond corner to head firmly past Reynolds.
The match was in the balance as both keepers were involved before a sweeping move from the visitors ended with Jamie Godbold firing low past Nower to bring the sides level in the 78th minute.
Calver, who had earlier cleared off the line, then collected a second yellow to reduce the home side to 10 men with nine minutes left and Lowestoft took full advantage with Dale Cockrill firing home from the penalty spot to grab the points in the 86th minute.
At Walmer Road, Kirkley & Pakefield were held by a negative Kings Lynn Reserve side that got the point they came for as K&P missed a hatful of chances.
In only the third minute Chris Henderson volleyed over, then a spanking drive by Ian Dawson rattled the inside of the post soon after.
Home keeper Robert Woodcock had little to do apart from a Bush free kick that went six yards over the crossbar.
Kings Lynn keeper Tom Rix saved well from Henderson and Nathan Stone as Lynn defended in numbers making life difficult for K&P.
Stone hooked a ball over the top with 10 minutes to go to the break, while a second half chance went begging for Henderson, who scooped the ball over the bar.
A belated call for a penalty on Justin Fox in the box went unanswered with two minutes to go as K&P recorded their first home 0-0 draw since entering the league some five years ago.