Lowestoft Town FC Coalville Hitchin Crown Meadow


10:21 a.m. November 12, 2021

Lowestoft Town will aim to maintain their home unbeaten leg in the League as they prepare for two more games at Crown Meadow over the next four days.

But as they prepare for games in quick succession in the Central Division of the Southern League Premier League, Jamie Godbold’s men will face two tough tests as they entertain league leaders Coalville. Town tomorrow at Crown Meadow before hosting the Hitchin Town table bottom on Tuesday, November 16.

Lowestoft have gone four unbeaten home games in the league, in a two-month streak, with a 0-0 draw with Redditch United at Crown Meadow last Saturday.

The Worcestershire-based team hit the woodwork twice, before Lowestoft young substitute Josh Harvey hit the post late and Jake Reed then managed to clear the line in the dying seconds.

Ahead of last weekend’s game, Godbold asked for a reaction from his players after a disappointing Buildbase FA Trophy loss, and he said: “We were looking for a reaction from the previous weekend and I thought we got it. .

“Maybe we took advantage of our luck a bit with the wind against us, but in the second half and certainly the last 15 minutes we were looking for the most likely to score.

“The important thing was to put on a performance for the fans – we had to let the fans know that we were ready, that we were committed and hard to beat and I think we got that.

“Clean sheets have been a little hard to come by this year and if we can continue to build on our hard-to-beat we know we have a forward in Jake Reed who can score if given the chance.”

Three of the league’s seven top scorers will play tomorrow as former Dundalk forward Tim Berridge – with nine goals – is just ahead of Reed and fellow Coalville frontman Billy Kee – who played for Leicester, Accrington Stanley and Burton Albion – the eight goals in the table of top scorers.

Godbold added: “We are now four unbeaten at home in the league and it should be a very good game tomorrow with the forwards on display.”

Next Tuesday, Lowestoft will host the Canaries from Hitchin Town, who claimed their first victory in two months on Monday night.

Sam Johnson – who failed a late fitness test last Saturday – is likely to miss again tomorrow, while defenseman Harry Knights, who has “struggled for a few weeks” with an ankle injury, is also in doubt.


Chris B. Hall