Search

Quarter masters

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:38 05 July 2010

Mark Boggis

DOUBLE dreams are in sight this weekend for two of the town's top sides in crucial Vase quarter-finals.

Both Lowestoft Town FC and Lowestoft & Yarmouth RFC are just two steps away from realising those aspirations and playing at Wembley and Twickenham the respective homes of football and rugby.

Mark Boggis

DOUBLE dreams are in sight this weekend for two of the town's top sides in crucial Vase quarter-finals.

Both Lowestoft Town FC and Lowestoft & Yarmouth RFC are just two steps away from realising those aspirations and playing at Wembley and Twickenham the respective homes of football and rugby.

And in the pursuit of a trip to the capital later this year, fervent fans of both clubs are expected to back them all the way to glory tomorrow in their respective national Vase clashes.

With Vase fever at the centre of attentions again, more than a thousand Trawler Boys are likely to flock to Crown Meadow for the eagerly-awaited quarter final match with Devon-based Bideford FC, while L&Y supporters are also travelling to the Midlands to support their side against Harbury.

Looking forward to the FA Vase match, joint Blues boss Micky Chapman yesterday said: "It will be a really tough game as they are a good side - but so are we!"

He re-iterated his rallying call to the supporters.

"The fans can play their part on Saturday if they get behind us," he said. "With a big crowd making bags and bags of noise they can help us to get the right result."

Buoyed by a fantastic set of results, the Ridgeons League leaders go into tomorrow's match with seven wins from their last seven league and cup games going back to January 3.

And they'll be aiming to rock The Robins as they look to set up another semi-final double header on March 28 and April 4 - with the winners guaranteed a £2,000 jackpot from The FA for victory tomorrow.

"We're not taking anything for granted as league form goes out of the window in cup games and just because we're at home, it doesn't automatically mean we're the favourites," Chapman said.

For Eastern Counties League leaders L&Y, they head for Birmingham to take on Warwickshire One league side Harbury RFC in the quarter finals of the National Junior Vase.

"The team now stands just two wins away from a trip to Twickenham for the final," a club spokesman said.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Lowestoft Journal

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists