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Town look for home advantage

PUBLISHED: 10:05 08 February 2008 | UPDATED: 19:41 05 July 2010

Lowestoft Town Club Notes by Terry Lynes



EVERYTHING at the Crown Meadow is geared up for tomorrow's FA Carlsberg Vase fifth round tie, the biggest game at the Meadow since Maldon Town were entertained at the same stage some four years ago.

Lowestoft Town Club Notes by Terry Lynes

EVERYTHING at the Crown Meadow is geared up for tomorrow's FA Carlsberg Vase fifth round tie, the biggest game at the Meadow since Maldon Town were entertained at the same stage some four years ago.

The visitors tomorrow, Dunston Federation, are making the long trek down from Gateshead and will be staying overnight at Great Yarmouth. Lowestoft have enjoyed home advantage in every round which has seen Desborough Town, Rye United and Blackstones overcome.

Dunston Federation had their odds drastically cut after their 8-0 victory over Shrivenham in the last round and are now rated second favourites. The Blues management team have received reports on the Northern League side and will be preparing their squad for the task ahead. The Blues will be hoping that the recent spate of injuries and illnesses have cleared to leave a full squad to select from although Russell Stock will be missing through suspension.

If the scores tomorrow are level after extra time, the replay will be as Dunston's Federation Park ground next Saturday. Tomorrow's game is being sponsored by Parklands Independent Financial Services and Barrier Ltd. The match ball sponsors are Tungate Window Services Ltd and www.canarycorner.net.

Richard Woodrow finished last week's game at Leiston frustrated as he was denied goals by the post, crossbar and a penalty save. Had any of those goal attempts gone in the Blues would have got a deserved draw. However a late penalty converted five minutes from time added to the opening goal scored on the half hour gave Leiston the victory which still leaves Lowestoft searching for their first Ridgeons League win at Victory Road.

Lowestoft gave a first team debut to Adam Boggis and Chris Sandford came off the bench for his first taste of Ridgeons League football.

The Blues travelled to the Walks on Wednesday evening to take on Kings Lynn Reserves in a Ridgeons League fixture postponed from December, but they suffered a 2-1 defeat.

The overnight snow and ice caused the Reserves home game against Wroxham Reserves to be postponed. Tomorrow the Reserves travel up to North Walsham Town.

The Youth team gained a 9-1 victory over Fakenham Town Youth at the Meadow last week. Jake Armes hit a first half hattrick with Danny Scriven getting a brace and the others coming from Chris Sandford, Gary Williams, Liam McMartin and Danny Mitchell. Yesterday they were due to travel to take on Harford Tornadoes and next Wednesday visit Gorleston Youth.

The Suffolk Premier Cup semi final against Leiston will be played at Woodbridge Town FC on Tuesday, March 11, kick off 7.45. The Blues also won the toss to wear their first choice colours of blue and white.

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