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Lowestoft Town
J Reed (9')
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Sat 11 Mar 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 502

Improved K's Still No Match For Trawlerboys

Kingstonian make it seven winless games as Lowestoft score early to win

Match report by Jamie Cutteridge.

Football, like life, isn’t a meritocracy. Fans can traipse to the most easterly part of the country, with no excitement at the other end. Players can huff and puff for 90 minutes without ever looking like scoring. A defence can hold solid for almost all of a game, but come undone via a couple of deflections. And so it transpired on the North Sea coast as Kingstonian’s poor run continued with a 1-0 defeat at mid-table Lowestoft.

It took just nine minutes for Lowestoft to take the lead. Rob Tolfrey managed to block Rory Mcauley goalbound effort but the rebound popped up invitingly for Jake Reed to nod the hosts in front. The remainder of the game’s best chances both came before half time. Shaun McAuley’s corners were a constant menace, especially as Jake Jessup in the Lowestoft goal refused to catch a thing, throwing punches with less control than latter-day David Haye. From one such corner, Ryan Moss looked to have poked home an equaliser, but it was deflected onto the crossbar and Moss’ spectacular overhead kick on the rebound went over. At the other end, Nico Cotton found heaps of space in the Ks’ penalty area, but could only blaze over with Tolfrey stranded.

Despite these chances, both teams looked fairly comfortable in defence, content to let the opposition knock the ball around 40 yards from goal without ever really threatening. An early interchange of passing in the second half saw Pico Gomez find himself one-on-one with Jessup at a tight angle, but the keeper made his only save of the game to ensure his side’s lead stayed intact. By the time Youssef Bamba was introduced, presumably to fire some aerial bombardment towards to the reticent Jessup, Lowestoft were wise to Ks game and never gave the lively winger the space to really test the keeper. A lack of cutting edge saw all of Kingstonian’s possession amount to naught; by the time the final whistle went, the result hadn’t really been in doubt for the best part of half an hour.

As results around the league conspired against Tommy Williams’ side, a run in with more than one eye over our shoulders continued. And perhaps that’s the thing, Ks might not have got what they deserved at Lowestoft, but a relegation scrap is probably fitting for their post-Christmas form.

Lowestoft Town: Jake Jessup, Travis Cole, Adam Smith, Andrew Fisk, Rory McAuley, Frazer Blake-Tracy, Jamie Forshaw, Ryan Jarvis, Jake Reed, Nico Cotton, Shaun Bammant.

Subs: Harry Barker (for Travis Cole, 73m), Harvey Hodd (for Jamie Forshaw, 64m), Dominic Docherty, Aristote Amisi Kamaneno (for Jake Reed, 90m).

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Aaron Goode, Keir Dickson, Lee O'Leary, George Wells, Alan Inns, Shaun McAuley, Sean Bonnett-Johnson, Ryan Moss, Pelayo Pico Gomez, Joe Turner.

Subs: Sam Page, Youssef Bamba (for Shaun McAuley, 81m), Tom Derry (for Pelayo Pico Gomez, 73m), Charles Banya (for Joe Turner, 88m), Saidou Khan.

Goalscorer: Jake Reed (9m, 1-0)

Attendance: 502

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Key moments

Goal Jake Reed scores for Lowestoft Town


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90:00 Sub Off
Jake Reed is substituted off for Lowestoft Town
90:00 Sub On
Aristote Amisi Kamaneno is substituted on for Lowestoft Town
88:00 Sub Off
Joe Turner is substituted off for Kingstonian
88:00 Sub On
Charles Banya is substituted on for Kingstonian
81:00 Sub Off
Shaun McAuley is substituted off for Kingstonian
81:00 Sub On
Youssef Bamba is substituted on for Kingstonian
73:00 Sub Off
Pelayo Pico Gomez is substituted off for Kingstonian
73:00 Sub On
Tom Derry is substituted on for Kingstonian
73:00 Sub Off
Travis Cole is substituted off for Lowestoft Town
73:00 Sub On
Harry Barker is substituted on for Lowestoft Town
64:00 Sub Off
Jamie Forshaw is substituted off for Lowestoft Town
64:00 Sub On
Harvey Hodd is substituted on for Lowestoft Town
End of period 1
9:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jake Reed scores for Lowestoft Town
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Lowestoft Town
  • Kingstonian
  • 0
  • Jake Reed Goal 9:00'
  • Jamie Forshaw Sub Off 64:00'
  • Harvey Hodd Sub On 64:00'
  • Pelayo Pico Gomez Sub Off 73:00'
  • Tom Derry Sub On 73:00'
  • Travis Cole Sub Off 73:00'
  • Harry Barker Sub On 73:00'
  • Shaun McAuley Sub Off 81:00'
  • Youssef Bamba Sub On 81:00'
  • Joe Turner Sub Off 88:00'
  • Charles Banya Sub On 88:00'
  • Jake Reed Sub Off 90:00'
  • Aristote Amisi Kamaneno Sub On 90:00'

Team selection

Lowestoft Town
  • 1. Jake Jessup
  • 2. Travis Cole
  • 3. Adam Smith
  • 4. Andrew Fisk
  • 5. Rory McAuley
  • 6. Frazer Blake-Tracy
  • 7. Jamie Forshaw
  • 8. Ryan Jarvis
  • 9. Jake Reed
  • 10. Nico Cotton
  • 11. Shaun Bammant
  • 12. Harry Barker
  • 14. Harvey Hodd
  • 15. Dominic Docherty
  • 16. Aristote Amisi Kamaneno

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
14. Worthing 46 56
15. Folkestone Invicta 46 55
16. Kingstonian 46 55
17. Metropolitan Police 46 54
18. Hendon 46 54
19. Burgess Hill Town 46 54
20. Merstham 46 53

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