Billericay Town 0 Lowestoft Town 1 – Reed off the mark as Blues bounce back

Jake Reed netted for the Blues last night. Picture: JAMES BASS

Jake Reed netted for the Blues last night. Picture: JAMES BASS - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Hitman Jake Reed opened his account for the season as the Blues returned to winning ways.

The striker's 47th-minute goal was enough to ensure that Lowestoft Town bounced back from their first defeat of the season to make it two wins from two on the road so far.

A break down the left saw Fraser Blake-Tracy overlap and get to the byline before producing a cross which Reed met with his head to settle matters in Essex.

Chris Henderson and the Blues' eventual goalscorer went close with early chances in what was an end-to-end opening period.

Ady Gallagher's visitors – who lost 1-0 at home on Saturday to Tonbridge Angels – took control of the game in the second period.

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And after taking the lead they went close to making it two when Rossi Jarvis' strike struck the crossbar.

Billericay put the Trawlerboys under some pressure in the closing stages but despite their increasing desperation never really looked like finding an equaliser.

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That said, Blues keeper Jake Jessup was one of his side's many star performers on the night during a display which was arguably Lowestoft's best since dropping back down to the Ryman League Premier Division.

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