AFC Fylde 1 Lowestoft Town 0: Late goal denies Blues

Danny Crow missed opportunities to earn Lowestoft a deserved win at AFC Fylde. Picture: Steve Gardi

Danny Crow missed opportunities to earn Lowestoft a deserved win at AFC Fylde. Picture: Steve Gardiner Photography (sg-photography.format.com) - Credit: Steve Gardiner Photography (sg-photography.format.com)

Lowestoft Town's longest away trip of the season left them empty-handed after a last-gasp defeat in the National League North.

With the score goalless, Danny Crow and Chris Henderson missed a trio of glorious chances in the last three minutes as the visitors looked likely to snatch the victory after a good display.

Crow volleyed into the side netting before chipping over when clean through, will Henderson's weak shot was easily saved as Town searched for an impressive away win.

But the home side had a killer blow for the Trawlerboys in the fourth minute of injury time.

Dion Charles floated in a free-kick and Josh Wilson got his head to the ball ahead of keeper Marcus Garnham to head into the empty net.


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Town deserved far more after a composed performance which saw them thwart the home side, who are considered among the favourites for promotion this season.

Two Town team changes saw Garnham come in for his competitive debut for Jake Jessup who had work commitments, while Robert Eagle came in at left back for the injured Adam Smith.

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The first half was a tight affair, with few chances.

Garnham was called into action twice in a few minutes to keep the visitors in the game.

On 19 minutes he plunged to his left to deny Danny Rowe from 20 yards and two minutes later he flung out a big right-hand to deny Dion Charles from long distance.

But it was the Trawlerboys who created the half's best chance.

A delightful flick from Danny Crow saw Jake Reed run in on goal but his low effort was thwarted by home keeper Ben Hinchliffe.

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