Blues aim to end season on greatest high

Lowestoft Town joint managers Micky Chapman and Ady Gallagher will be looking for one more massive effort from their side as they play the biggest game of their lives this weekend.

Lowestoft Town joint managers Micky Chapman and Ady Gallagher will be looking for one more massive effort from their side as they play the biggest game of their lives this weekend.

The Trawler Boys have had an up-and-down league campaign, but have saved their best form for the FA Vase and go into this Sunday's clash with north-west side Kirkham & Wesham with every chance of lifting the trophy.

The Blues bosses have seen some phenomenal performances from their players, not least in the semi-final second-leg at Whitley Bay, where defending a four-goal lead, Town were 3-0 down with only 20 minutes on the clock.

But they rallied and held out bravely for an aggregate victory, not least, young goalkeeper Andy Reynolds.


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The 20-year-old stopper dislocated his hip in the first leg, and had to rely on team-mates to help put it back during the second game.

But the former Ipswich Town keeper should be fit to take his place between the sticks in five days time.

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At the other end of the pitch, regular lone frontman Russell Stock, is set to have the plaster cast removed from his hand and should be fully recovered for the Wembley showdown, while the Blues were hoping to have a fully fit squad after Saturday's final league game at Harwich & Parkeston.

However, some Blues players cannot stop thinking about the hallowed Wembley turf.

In his blog for the Lowestoft Journal website, Trawler Boys star midfielder Jamie Godbold, who has found the net three times in this season's Vase run, says he is daydreaming about the final.

“The big day is getting closer and closer,” he wrote. “Thoughts and conversations are never far away from Wembley. What formation are we going to play? Who will be in the squad? Will I play?

“I have found myself daydreaming, just like I was when I was kid (same size, only more mature - although my Mum would disagree), about walking out onto that pitch and rifling one in the top corner in the last minute.

“This game means everything to the players. Everyone is focussed on May 11. It's up to us to make sure that we are fully prepared, ready for the biggest game of our lives.”

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