Needham Market 2 Lowestoft Town 0
Disallowed goals and an in-form keeper sees an unlucky Lowestoft Town come away with nothing in a 2-0 defeat at Needham Market.
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Lowestoft Town: Josh Glover, Barker, Spillane, McAuley, Smith, Henderson (Hodd 65 mins), Fisk, Rossi Jarvis, Blake-Tracy, Reed, Ryan Jarvis
Subs not used; Marsden, Forshaw, Joel Glover, Jessup
Needham Market: Gay, Dye, Coakley, Holland, Miller, Whight, Ingram, Curtis (Izzet 52 mins), Brothers (Osei 58 mins), Sands (Booth 89 mins), Dobson
Subs not used; Bradbrook, Nunn
Lowestoft Town shuffled their pack going into the game with Barker and Smith taking up the full-back roles, Blake-Tracy being moved up the field to left wing and Ryan Jarvis partnering Reed up top. Missing from the team sheet was the injured Cole and he was joined on the sidelines by Waite, who picked up an injury during the warm-up, having initially been named in the starting line-up.
1-0 Needham Market Goal (65 mins)
With Lowestoft looking like the side that would open the scoring, a Sands header is parried by Josh Glover in the Lowestoft goal but it falls into the path of Sands again and he fires into the roof of the net for the lead.
2-0 Needham Market Goal - Penalty (85 mins)
A questionable penalty is awarded against Barker with Sands having been adjudged to have been brought down in the box and despite the referee waving play on, the linesman flagged for it. Up stepped Izzet to calmly convert and seal a very fortunate three points for Needham.
Lowestoft Town Man of the Match – Frazer Blake-Tracy
Match reports and photos can be viewed via the following sources:-
Lowestoft Journal – CLICK HERE
Needham Market – CLICK HERE
Match Photos (by Shirley Whitlow) – CLICK HERE
Lowestoft Town are on the road again when they travel to bottom placed Met Police on Saturday in the Ryman Premier League (3pm kick-off).