Supporters urged to arrive early

PUBLISHED: 09:53 27 October 2009 | UPDATED: 16:39 10 September 2010

Supporters are being advised to turn up early for tonight's FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay at Crown Meadow (7.45pm). A crowd of around 1,500 is expected as the Blues seek the win against Gloucester City which would earn them a trip to Conference outfit Wrexham in the first round proper.

Supporters are being advised to turn up early for tonight's FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay at Crown Meadow (7.45pm).

A crowd of around 1,500 is expected as the Blues seek the win against Gloucester City which would earn them a trip to Conference outfit Wrexham in the first round proper.

Those arriving in good time should find parking easier - and will also get a better view, according to Lowestoft secretary Terry Lynes.

“It's not easy to leave your car close to Crown Meadow because a lot of the roads have residents' only parking,” he said. “There are a number of car parks in the vicinity and the best idea is to arrive early and head for those.

“The earlier you get here the better chance you'll have of getting a place in the stand. We have around 450 seats available and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, at no extra charge.”

Admission prices this evening are £8 for adults, £6 for concessions and £3 for under-16s.

The Blues will pocket £12,500 from the competition's prize fund if they win tonight - while victory would also provide a lucrative trip to Wrexham's Racecourse Ground on Saturday week.

“That would be a great occasion for everyone connected with the club,” said Lynes. “It's a ground that has staged international matches in the past and I'm sure our supporters would travel up to Wales in good numbers if we got through.

“But the only thing on our minds right now is the match against Gloucester - they are a good side and it will be another tough game.”

Tonight's tie will produce a winner whatever happens, with extra-time and penalty kicks if necessary.

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