Godbold blow for the Blues

Lowestoft Town have been dealt a major injury blow with the news long-serving Jamie Godbold has broken his jaw. The Blues wideman suffered the injury during Town's 4-2 victory over Potters Bar Town at Crown Meadow on Saturday.

Lowestoft Town have been dealt a major injury blow with the news long-serving Jamie Godbold has broken his jaw.

The Blues wideman suffered the injury during Town's 4-2 victory over Potters Bar Town at Crown Meadow on Saturday.

Initial reports suggested the 29-year-old had fractured his cheekbone, but last night joint boss Micky Chapman confirmed Godbold has broken his jaw and could be out for up to six weeks.

“It was a great win on Saturday but it came at a cost,” he said.

“He ran into a big lad, and Jamie had to come off straight away and it's turned out really bad now because he's broken his jaw in two places.

“He's been in hospital over the weekend and had an operation and had a plate fitted, but he's going to be out for four to six weeks.

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“He's a big player for us and we're going to miss him.

“We just hope he'll have a speedy recovery and be back out there playing very soon.

“He's a great lad and it's disappointing.”

The Blues return to Ryman League Division One North action tonight with a trip to third-placed East Thurrock United.

The Rocks are seven points behind the Ryman League Division One North leaders from one game more.

And Chapman says his side are expecting a tough test.

“We know that if we do our jobs individually, then collectively we'll be a hard side to beat,” he said.

“We also know they're a very, very good side, they're on their home patch and they want to beat us.

“We're looking at it as another three points available but it's going to be tough.”