Hearts skip a beat as Olly Murs pays surprise visit to Lowestoft

Olly Murs at Walmer Road before the Kirkley & Pakefield v Coggeshall match. Picture: Bryan Grint

Olly Murs at Walmer Road before the Kirkley & Pakefield v Coggeshall match. Picture: Bryan Grint - Credit: Bryan Grint

It was a case of Right Place Right Time for some lucky football fans as Olly Murs turned up in Lowestoft to watch a non-league match.

Olly Murs at Walmer Road before the Kirkley & Pakefield v Coggeshall match. Picture: Bryan Grint

Olly Murs at Walmer Road before the Kirkley & Pakefield v Coggeshall match. Picture: Bryan Grint - Credit: Bryan Grint

The singer's Unpredictable arrival on Saturday (October 7) coincided with Non-League Day, where clubs promote the importance of affordable, volunteer-led community football.

Murs came Wrapped Up in his Coggeshall Town coat to support the Essex club as they took on Kirkley and Pakefield FC at Walmer Road.

Olly Murs at Walmer Road before the Kirkley & Pakefield v Coggeshall match. Picture: Bryan Grint

Olly Murs at Walmer Road before the Kirkley & Pakefield v Coggeshall match. Picture: Bryan Grint - Credit: Bryan Grint

Despite KPFC leading for the majority, there were cries of 'Oh My Goodness' as Coggeshall equalised late on to salvage a point.

Kirkley and Pakefield fan Joe Randlesome said: 'Olly was happy to pose for photographs, sign programmes and joke with supporters at half-time.

Olly Murs at Walmer Road before the Kirkley & Pakefield v Coggeshall match. Picture: Bryan Grint

Olly Murs at Walmer Road before the Kirkley & Pakefield v Coggeshall match. Picture: Bryan Grint - Credit: Bryan Grint


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'It was great to see a high-profile pop star supporting grassroots football in Lowestoft - particularly on Non-League Day.'

And What a Buzz it was for employees at a local fast food chain, as Murs kept Busy by stopping off for food at the drive-through.

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