Search

Page pitches in

PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:31 05 July 2010

Lowestoft Town FC club notes by Terry Lynes

ALTHOUGH credit for the Blues FA Carlsberg Vase success last Saturday will justifiably go to Micky Chapman, Ady Gallagher and the playing squad, they all owe a mammoth debt of gratitude to groundsman David Page who had toiled tirelessly from 7am to get the pitch playable.

Lowestoft Town FC club notes by Terry Lynes

ALTHOUGH credit for the Blues FA Carlsberg Vase success last Saturday will justifiably go to Micky Chapman, Ady Gallagher and the playing squad, they all owe a mammoth debt of gratitude to groundsman David Page who had toiled tirelessly from 7am to get the pitch playable.

He was finally able to put his marking machine and fork away at 2pm to the satisfaction of the match referee. His reward was to see two excellent sides put on a 90 minute spectacle in front of over 500 spectators, a five goal thriller that finally ended after six tortuous minutes of added time as the Blues progressed through to the last 16 of the national competition.

The draw for the fifth round has again been kind to the Blues with a home tie against Northern League Dunston Federation, team of the round last Saturday for their 8-0 victory over Shrivenham.

At the moment not much is known about them except that they are based in Gateshead. When you reach the last 16 there are no easy ties but home advantage will benefit the Blues. Contacts in the north will be providing the Blues management with a run down on their opponents.

The tie is to be featured by the Football Association as the tie of the round and the FA Vase itself will be brought to Lowestoft to help promote the game, more details should be available next week.

Before that though the Blues will be looking to take their cup form into the league when they entertain CRC at the Meadow tomorrow afternoon in a game being sponsored by Richard Hollings of Ridgeons Ltd with the ball being sponsored by Ricky of www.canarycorner.net.

The Reserves face their penultimate away game tomorrow when they travel to Mattishall.

The Youth team were a shadow of their normal selves when they visited Dereham Town on Tuesday with defensive lapses resulting in both goals in their 0-2 defeat. Next Wednesday they entertain Fakenham Town Youth at the Crown Meadow, kick off 7.45pm.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Lowestoft Journal

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists