Search

Trawlerboys in gr-eight form

PUBLISHED: 16:38 29 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:26 06 July 2010

Matt Nolan who scored a hat-trick for lowestoft in their 8-0 win over Leyton.

Matt Nolan who scored a hat-trick for lowestoft in their 8-0 win over Leyton.

Lowestoft Town 8, Leyton 0

Lowestoft Town turned on the style to overwhelm a naive and inexperienced Leyton side, scoring four unanswered goals in each half in front of another big Crown Meadow crowd of over 700, writes Terry Lynes.

Lowestoft Town 8, Leyton 0

Lowestoft Town turned on the style to overwhelm a naive and inexperienced Leyton side, scoring four unanswered goals in each half in front of another big Crown Meadow crowd of over 700, writes Terry Lynes.

The Trawlerboys stay second in Ryman League Division One North, one point behind Great Wakering Rovers with six games in hand

Greg Crane returned to the centre of defence with Matt Halliday rested on the bench.

The omens for a big Lowestoft win were there from the start with Gary Holt and Gary McGee creating an early chance for Matt Nolan, whose shot was turned round the post by Leyton keeper Elliot Justham.

Scott Mitchell then played the ball forward to Nolan who flicked it into the path of Andrew Fisk for him to volley across the face of the goal.

It seemed just a matter of time before the Blues would score, and the goal duly arrived in the 15th minute. Nolan again picked up the loose ball and slipped a perfect pass through for strike partner McGee to sidefoot past the exposed keeper.

Lowestoft added to their lead in the 31st minute with a Jamie Godbold corner headed into the net by the stooping Holt for his first goal for the club.

Hardly had the cheers died down when Lowestoft added their third goal five minutes later.

Adam Smith played Craig Bussens down the left. He pulled the ball back to Holt who chipped the ball over the Leyton rearguard for Nolan to volley home.

Two minutes before the break Lowestoft added their fourth with another tremendous volley from Nolan.

Any chance of Leyton reorganising after the break were dashed immediately as Lowestoft added their fifth within two minutes of the restart.

Neil Plaskett's long throw was allowed to bounce in the six-yard box and Fisk darted in to head home.

A rare Leyton attack saw a free-kick played in from the right but Howard Ajoodha had to stretch to send a header from an acute angle over the bar.

Plaskett sent Nolan down the right and from his cross McGee scooped the ball high over the bar.

Lowestoft added their sixth goal in the 63rd minute with Nolan played through the inside left channel and his progress was stopped by a handball from Olatunde Bolaji. Nolan stepped up to blast in the spot kick to complete his hat-trick.

Nolan was immediately substituted but his replacement Ross King was on the field for only 20 seconds when he added the seventh with a fierce rising drive from the edge of the penalty area.

There was no let-up for the visitors as Lowestoft added their eighth goal in the 76th minute.

King fed Godbold whose shot was parried into the path of McGee, who scored from close range. McGee was denied his hat-trick by an offside decision.

Leyton kept plugging away and were denied a last-minute consolation goal as Andy Reynolds made his only real save of the afternoon to deny substitute Joel Clarke.

Lowestoft: Reynolds, Plaskett, Smith, Holt (Sub Dale Cockrill 76), Crane, Potter, Godbold, Fisk, Nolan (Sub King 63), McGee, Mitchell (sub Bussens 22), Subs (not used) Halliday, Cutajar

Leyton: Justham, Erkarslan, Olenka, Bolaji, Dugo (Sub Shenowo 46), Sousa, Valencia (Sub Ogboru 82), Ajoodha (Sub Clarke 59), Francis, Brown, Kargbo, Subs (not used) Wilson, Okeowo.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Lowestoft Journal. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Lowestoft Journal