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Town on verge of FA Cup first round

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:40 06 July 2010

Lowestoft Town FC club notes by Terry Lynes

For the first time in 11 years the Blues find themselves just 90 minutes away from joining the Football League clubs in the draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup.

Lowestoft Town FC club notes by Terry Lynes

For the first time in 11 years the Blues find themselves just 90 minutes away from joining the Football League clubs in the draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup.

They were left with a mountain to climb when they were frustrated in the first game against Sutton Coldfield Town. The visitors came with the intent of stifling the Blues and to that end they were successful.

Despite the distance involved the Blues had a full squad bar the injured players when they travelled to Sutton Coldfield for the replay.

A superb team performance centred around a magnificent back four earned the Blues a famous victory and passage into the final qualifying round.

Lowestoft's cup luck finally changed as the draw for the fourth qualifying round sends them to Gloucester City at their temporary home at Cirencester.

Before then though, thoughts turn to two other cup competitions. Tomorrow the Blues continue their FA Trophy adventure as they head for Wembley.

Not the magnificent new stadium but the home of Wembley FC who are the landlords of Hendon who Town meet in the first qualifying round.

Lowestoft have met Hendon once before at Claremont Road 20 years ago in a game that the North London club won by 7-0.

Lubo Guentchev who had a few games for Lowestoft four years ago is currently a member of the Hendon squad.

Next Wednesday it is the turn of the Suffolk Premier Cup and a local derby with Kirkley & Pakefield in a game postponed from this week due to the FA Cup replay.

The Reserves too are in cup action when they entertain Wivenhoe Town reserves in the Chell Trophy.

In a week of cup football, The Youth team crashed to a 1-3 defeat away to Dereham Town on Tuesday. The Under 17s were without a game last weekend and the Under 15s defeated Hemsby Hornets 4-0.

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