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Magpies soar as Blues lose

PUBLISHED: 09:52 02 April 2008 | UPDATED: 20:01 05 July 2010

LOWESTOFT suffered a FA Vase hangover as they were hit for five by The Magpies of Dereham.

The home side made The Blues pay with three goals in 13 minutes before half time after defender Carl Poppy had been sent off for handling a goalbound effort on the line.

LOWESTOFT suffered a FA Vase hangover as they were hit for five by The Magpies of Dereham.

The home side made The Blues pay with three goals in 13 minutes before half time after defender Carl Poppy had been sent off for handling a goalbound effort on the line, and Dereham responded in style to canter to a 5-0 victory.

The FA Vase finalists had made a good start and tested Dereham's Marshall in the eight minute as he stretched to save Richard Woodrow's right-foot drive.

The home keeper then made a fantastic double stop to save Reece Hunn's goalbound left-footer and Ali McKenna's close range effort from the follow-up in the 17th minute.

Dereham created a chance down the right but Mudell's weak shot failed to trouble Adam Rix in the visitors' goal. Rix, in for Vase hero Andy Reynolds, made a fine low save inside his near post from the same player.

Lowestoft launched a fluid three-man move in the 30th minute in which Hunn, Bradley Hough and Woodrow were involved, with the midfielder firing at Marshall from 22 yards.

Hough was looking lively for the Blues early on and he was denied twice by Marshall. But the game turned on its head dramatically in the 32 minute when the Magpies won a corner on the left and Poppy handled Cullington's goalbound header on the line with the defender being awarded a straight red card.

Robbie Harris made no mistake from the spot. In the 43rd minute, Magpies increased their lead when Howell broke down the right and crossed to Robbie Harris who slotted home from close-range. Within minutes the striker completed a first half hat-trick. After receiving Terrington's cross he flicked the ball over a defender before blasting home at the near post.

Lowestoft failed to reduce the deficit in the opening 10 minutes of the restart with both teams cancelling each other out. As Dereham began to press again they were rewarded when Nicky Howell fired the ball home from point blank range following a scramble in the 65th minute.

Gary McGee glanced a header wide from Hunn's free-kick as the Blues tried to make an impression. Dereham's Cedric Anselin unselfishly set up Mudell who missed from close-range before the midfielder slotted home the home side's fifth goal in the 72nd minute netting Harris' fine ball.

Substitute Grey failed to convert Mudell's cross when unmarked in the 87th minute as Dereham ran out convincing winners.

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