Blue army on the march

A blue and white army of Lowestoft Town fans will make the long trek west tomorrow to watch their team in first round FA Cup action for the first time in 32 years.

A blue and white army of Lowestoft Town fans will make the long trek west tomorrow to watch their team in first round FA Cup action for the first time in 32 years.

And it's estimated a staggering 1,000 fans could make the trip to the Racecourse Ground. Town are putting on coaches to take fans, but joint boss Micky Chapman says many fans around Lowestoft are organising weekend trips to Wales.

And Chapman says any support will be gratefully accepted by his side as they attempt to make history.

“I've heard there's a lot of coaches and pubs and clubs around the town are organising their own coaches,” he said. “I've heard there were eight coaches booked, plus a few coaches going from the club and people going of their own accord and making a weekend of it.


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“We could end up with a 1,000 people and that would be huge. That would be absolutely awesome because they're not quiet supporters either. They'll be very vocal and the boys need that.

“It would be fantastic to come to Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground on Saturday and see blue and white and hear them. That would give the boys a massive boost. The supporters play a massive part in what we're trying to achieve.

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“We hope they'll turn out in their numbers.

“It's a long way to come and we'll do our best for them and make it difficult for Wrexham to give ourselves an opportunity to be in the hat for the next round which would be an astronomical achievement.”

Tickets for tomorrow's game will be available from the Racecourse Ground on the day priced �17 for adults, �12 for concessions (over 60s, under 21s), �5 for under 16s and under 7s get in free.

t A Lowestoft fan is offering locals the chance to join him at tomorrow's eagerly-awaited FA Cup first round encounter at Wrexham. A Mr Wood is offering a shared lift to Wrexham for Saturday's game for up to three people. Telephone 01502 574101 if you are interested.

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