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Lowestoft Town
J Reed (22', 50'), S Bammant (62')
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Tue 21 Nov 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 231

Lowestoft Town 3-1 Leatherhead

An impressive second half display ensured the Trawlerboys would sail past nine-man Leatherhead and overtake them to go 13th.

​​The visitors had been in most Bostik League fans' good books after knocking Billericay out of the FA Cup last Thursday, but after eighteen minutes the referee placed two names in another book and it soon escalated. After an initial handball by Jack Midson, arguments commenced and three yellow cards later, Midson and player-manager Sammy Moore were sent for an early bath. Lowestoft looked to capitalise immediately and did so when a long ball by McAuley played Reed through on goal; the striker producing a delicate chip over goalkeeper Zaki Oualah to give his side the lead.

As might have been expected with a two-man advantage, the Trawlerboys continued to enjoy the majority share of possession and chances. Matty Foy on his second start showed nice footwork inside the box before landing a shot on target and Jacek Zielonka struck just wide after creating some space for himself to shoot. However, Lowestoft were pegged back by Leatherhead from one of their only chances in the half. Lee Minshull headed home from a free kick after Zielonka had sliced down Sam Blackman outside the area.

​​After the interval, Lowestoft made good use of the extra space to muster up one of their best passing moves all season. Subtle build up play between Borrer, Foy and Reed allowed the latter a chance to add a tenth goal of the season and he did exactly that with a tidy finish past Oualah. As the rain poured down, the Trawlerboys pressed for a third and the Leatherhead goalkeeper pulled out a fantastic save to deny Shaun Bammant his first goal of the season. Dan Humphreys, the on-loan defender making his first start in pro-football, whipped in a cross and the striker's header forced Oualah to make the stop at full stretch.

Bammant would not have to wait much longer though. Just two minutes later, he raced through on goal and slotted the ball between the keeper's legs as the game looked to be edging out of Leatherhead's reach. Substitute Josh Greenleaf had a chance to add insult to injury late in the game but his off-balance attempt from inside the area was blazed high and wide. The Trawlerboys take a trip to league leaders Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday, as Dale Brooks looks for his first points on the road.

The Teams:

Lowestoft- Dudzinski, Humphreys, McAuley, Barker, Smith (Bammant, 37), Borrer (Greenleaf, 73), Jarvis, Fisk, Zielonka, Reed, Foy (Cruise, 80)

Leatherhead- Oualah, Clohessy, Richards, Minshull, Nnamani, Ambroisine, Blackman (Smith, 80), Moore, Nash (Wood, 56), Midson, Theobalds (Omofe, 59)

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Key moments

Goal Jake Reed scores for Lowestoft Town
Goal Jake Reed scores for Lowestoft Town
Goal Shaun Bammant scores for Lowestoft Town


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62:00 Goal 3 - 0
Shaun Bammant scores for Lowestoft Town
50:00 Goal 2 - 0
Jake Reed scores for Lowestoft Town
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22:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jake Reed scores for Lowestoft Town
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As it happened

  • Lowestoft Town
  • Leatherhead
  • 0
  • Jake Reed Goal 22:00'
  • Jake Reed Goal 50:00'
  • Shaun Bammant Goal 62:00'

Team selection

Dudzinksi, Ben Dudzinksi, Ben
Humphreys, Daniel Humphreys, Daniel
McAuley, Rory McAuley, Rory
Zielonka, Jacek Zielonka, Jacek
Barker, Harry Barker, Harry
Smith, Adam Smith, Adam
Borrer, Sam Borrer, Sam
Fisk, Andrew Fisk, Andrew
Foy, Matthew Foy, Matthew
Reed, Jake Reed, Jake
Jarvis, Rossi Jarvis, Rossi

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
18. Kingstonian 43 53
19. Needham Market 44 49
20. Brightlingsea Regent 45 47
21. Harlow Town 44 47
22. Lowestoft Town 45 43
23. Burgess Hill Town 45 36
24. Tooting & Mitcham United 45 36


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