By Mark Armstrong
Friday, December 28, 2012
LOWESTOFT Town joint boss Ady Gallagher admitted the Blues have been left frustrated so far during the festive period after suffering two postponements.
Matches against Margate and Bury Town fell by the wayside as a result of the heavy rain the region has suffered over Christmas meaning the Blues have been unable to build upon their recent resurgence.
Lowestoft remain in fourth place in the division despite most of the other Ryman League Premier fixtures going ahead but Gallagher would have loved to have had the chance to climb even higher going into 2013.
“It’s been a bit frustrating – the Margate game could have perhaps been called off a bit earlier after they had travelled down and Bury’s pitch is one of the heavier in the division. With the amount of rain we had there was always a fair chance it would be called off as a result.
“The positive is that it was a good day yesterday (Boxing Day) for us results wise.
“It would have been nice if we had the chance to get some points on the board ourselves and take advantage of that but it’s good we’ve not lost any ground.”
Gallagher insisted he is not concerned his squad would over indulge over the festive period as a result of their inactivity and says they will be ready for the trip to Metropolitan Police tomorrow.
“It’s all about trusting your players particularly at this time of year,” he said.
“They all look after themselves and they’ve all been through this before so know what it’s about.
“Some of the lads have got young families and we trust the lads to be sensible. It’s more frustrating that we’ve been on a decent run recently and we’ve wanted to build on that.
“When you are playing well then you just want to keep playing.”
Metropolitan Police go into the match in fine form having hammered Kingstonian 4-1 on Wednesday.
“They are a very good side – we’ve had some very tight games against them and they had a fantastic result on Boxing Day against Kingstonian,” added Gallagher.
“But we will be buoyed by the result we got there last season when we played very well and we will be looking to build on the run we’ve had recently.”