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Nine second opener helps keep Blues top

PUBLISHED: 09:15 13 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:30 05 July 2010

LOWESTOFT Town's fastest ever goal secured their best start to a league campaign since 1968 with a 6-1 hammering of Premier Division bottom side Haverhill Rovers on Saturday.

LOWESTOFT Town's fastest ever goal secured their best start to a league campaign since 1968 with a 6-1 hammering of Premier Division bottom side Haverhill Rovers on Saturday.

Despite the home side kicking off, it took striker Ali Mckenna just nine seconds to open the scoring and Russell Stock added another before Paul Jenkin's penalty made it 2-1 going into the interval.

But four minutes into the second half, leading scorer Darren Cockrill's put away his eighth goal of the season from the spot, and a minute later, Bradley Hough's exquisite chip made it four. Substitute Reece Hunn and Richard Woodrow completed the scoring to extend Town's lead at the top to nine points.

Meanwhile, Kirkley and Pakefield's early season frustrations continued as they tossed away a two-goal lead at home to Ely City, in a game that saw eight bookings and the visitor's manager Dennis Lighting sent off in the second half.

Jamie Stokeld's second half strike and a quality Chris Henderson goal put Kirkley in control but Steven Bell hit home a rasping left footer on 57 minutes and after eight minutes of injury time, Chadwick headed in from a corner to earn Ely a point.

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