Blues boss wants fans to play part

Lowestoft manager Micky Chapman has urged the club's fans to help the team book a place in the last 16 of the FA Vase.The Blues host Lincolnshire-based Blackstones FC at Crown Meadow this afternoon in the fourth round of the competition.

Lowestoft manager Micky Chapman has urged the club's fans to help the team book a place in the last 16 of the FA Vase.

The Blues host Lincolnshire-based Blackstones FC at Crown Meadow this afternoon in the fourth round of the competition.

Chapman said: "Our supporters are the best in the league. Hopefully they can turn out in droves, singing and clapping - and if we do our bit and they do theirs, hopefully it will be enough.

"We will be really up for the challenge as we desperately want to stay in the FA Vase. We'll have to be at our best to make that happen as Blackstones are a very tough side."


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In the Ridgeons Premier Division, Wroxham's game against Mildenhall was postponed following a pitch inspection last night.

Trafford Park has been waterlogged all week with the friendly between the Anglian Combination Representative team on Tuesday and a youth game on Wednesday called off.

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Wroxham are third in the table, seven points behind leaders Needham Market, who are without a game today.

Yachtsmen manager Damian Hilton confirmed that striker Lee Gilman was expected back in training following his decision to stay with the club after turning down an approach from Dereham.

"Gilman was our star striker last season and the whole club wants him back to peak form in the hope we can stay in touch with Needham Market and Soham Town and also make the final of the Norfolk Senior Cup," said Hilton.

Soham, in second spot, travel to Norwich United while fourth-placed Haverhill enter-tain King's Lynn Reserves.

Nicki Young is added to the Norwich United squad which returned from Dereham with a 2-1 victory last Saturday. Shaun Bammant is the only injury worry.

Dereham visit Woodbridge and will be without Adie Hayes and Cedric Anselin who are both ill, along with Brendan Foley who has work commitments.

Kirkley & Pakefield will be looking to make it four wins on the trot in January when they renew acquaintance with Swaffham at Walmer Road. Their last league meeting was in the First Division in May, 2005 when the Pedlars were beaten 4-0. Of that side, only Paul Highfield and the Stokeld brothers, Danny and Nicky, remain in the squad. Kirkley are without teenage full-backs Max Blowers and Scott Manning through injury while there are late fitness tests for Stokeld brothers Jamie and Nicky.

A number of games in Division One have fallen foul of the weather, with Yarmouth's home match against Saffron Walden off because of a waterlogged pitch.

Gorleston's match at Ely is subject to a pitch inspection.

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