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No hiding the dejection as dream ends

PUBLISHED: 11:34 10 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:52 06 July 2010

Lowestoft Town Club Notes by Terry Lynes

THE Wembley dream is over as the Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by Whitley Bay giving the Northern League side their place in the FA Carlsberg Vase final against Glossop North End.

Lowestoft Town Club Notes by Terry Lynes

THE Wembley dream is over as the Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by Whitley Bay giving the Northern League side their place in the FA Carlsberg Vase final against Glossop North End.

The players are honest enough to admit that on the day they just could not produce the level of performance required and their disappointment was etched on their faces as they left the field at the end of the game.

There was disappointment also for the club officials and volunteers who had put in many hours to have everything right on the day and all seemed to be going according to plan until 3.15 when the Whitley Bay equaliser went in. It was pleasing to hear the kind words and congratulations offered to them by the many VIPs attending the game who appreciated the efforts put in to make the day a success.

Now the Blues have to forge ahead on two fronts with the Ridgeons League title and Suffolk Premier Cup still there to be won.

Saturday sees the Blues entertaining Stanway Rovers knowing that after Tuesday's odd goal of five victory at Tiptree they need just two more wins to secure them the title.

They will go into the match though without the suspended Dale Cockrill and absent Andy Reynolds. Easter Monday sees the return local derby with Kirkley & Pakefield when a bumper crowd is expected at Walmer Road. Reynolds will still be missing but Dale Cockrill will be available for selection.

At Tiptree on Tuesday the Blues came back from a goal down to net twice in the last nine minutes. Reece Hunn had given them a second minute lead, which was cancelled out on the stroke of half time. Tiptree moved ahead in the 73rd minute before a Carl Poppy free kick and a last minute winner from Russell Stock claimed the three points.

The Reserves gained the six points necessary to win the Ridgeons Reserve League North Division title with a 2-0 victory at Diss Town Reserves (Jake Armes, og) and a 7-2 win at home to Thetford Town Reserves (Gary Williams 3, Jack Herbert 2, Christy Finch and Jake Armes). Saturday sees them travelling to Debenham LC Reserves before meeting Ipswich Wanderers at home on Tuesday evening.

The Youth team have been steadily moving up the Ridgeons Youth League Eastern Division table with a 4-3 victory over Wroxham Youth followed by a 2-1 victory over North Walsham Town Youth. Against Wroxham the scorers were Jon Lovelock, Christy Finch, Roy Rodger and an own goal with Finch again on target against North Walsham and Matty Gauci getting the other.

The Youths were due to meet Cromer Town Youth away last Thursday and meet Norwich United Youth at the Crown Meadow next Wednesday.

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