Concentrate on league, Blues told
RIDGEONS LEAGUE: Lowestoft joint boss Micky Chapman is warning the Ridgeons Premier leaders to forget about their latest FA Vase exploits ahead of today's cross-border trip to Norwich United.
Lowestoft joint boss Micky Chapman is warning the Ridgeons Premier leaders to forget about their latest FA Vase exploits ahead of today's cross-border trip to Norwich United.
Last season's Wembley runners-up landed a home tie against Hellenic Premier Witney United in the last 32 earlier this week after a nervy Crown Meadow win over Harefield. Chapman insists league points must now be the priority over the festive period.
"The next round of the Vase is not until January 17 and we have a lot of league games between now and then," he said. "This starts at Norwich United, which is a difficult place to go, before we play Ely, Kirkley and Pakefield, Leiston and Dereham - which are five massive league games. We're proud of them. To get through to the last 32 again, and secure another home draw, it's fantastic. You have to have the whole package, be strong, organised and hard to break down - and it was a great all round performance (against Harefield).
"We had a massive crowd there again, with more than 850 fans - it was fantastic. It makes such a difference to our game and it was a cracking cup tie for them and the right result for the people of Lowestoft."
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