Craig Fleming hails ‘phenomenal’ early efforts of Lowestoft Town players

Lowestoft Town director of football Craig Fleming.

Lowestoft Town director of football Craig Fleming. - Credit: James Bass

The early efforts of Lowestoft Town's players in Conference North have been hailed as 'phenomenal' by director of football Craig Fleming.

Vanarama Conference NorthLowestoft Town v AFC Fylde at Crown Meadow.Chris Henderson.Picture: James B

Vanarama Conference NorthLowestoft Town v AFC Fylde at Crown Meadow.Chris Henderson.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

The Blues made it two wins and a draw from their first three games since promotion with Saturday's 1-0 win against AFC Fylde.

It's an excellent start to the club's debut season at Step Two of the non-league pyramid and one that the former Norwich City defender is very proud of.

'With the teams we've played, two sides who have come up the leagues in Chorley and these guys (AFC Fylde) are really ambitious,' Fleming said.

'Budgets can't be underestimated. In the Premier League, at every level, so for the boys to have done what they have done is phenomenal, it really is.'

Vanarama Conference NorthLowestoft Town v AFC Fylde at Crown Meadow.Jack Ainsley.Picture: James Bass

Vanarama Conference NorthLowestoft Town v AFC Fylde at Crown Meadow.Jack Ainsley.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Match report: Lowestoft Town 1 AFC Fylde 0

A first-half goal from Bammant was enough to seal the win for the Trawlerboys at Crown Meadow on Saturday but Fleming admitted that holding on to that 1-0 lead was not easy.


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'All in all I think it's a good three points, a clean sheet, they had a lot of possession at the end there and pinned us in which is to be expected sometimes when you step up a level,' he continued.

'We had to change things round a little bit, we had a lot of tired legs out there, because again it is getting adjusted to this level because it's quick, a lot quicker than where we've come from, so you've got to keep the ball a lot better, but all in all it was good.

Vanarama Conference NorthLowestoft Town v AFC Fylde at Crown Meadow.Picture: James Bass

Vanarama Conference NorthLowestoft Town v AFC Fylde at Crown Meadow.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

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'I think the players enjoyed it, I thoroughly enjoyed it.'

Bammant's goal made it two goals since making his move from Dereham Town permanent in the summer, linking up with strike-partner Jefferson Louis to prod home from close range.

Both strikers now have two goals each and the Blues' boss is pleased with their progress.

'They're in the goals, they're both handfuls, Hendo (Chris Henderson) as well up there,' Fleming added. 'Without anybody being injured, we are probably one body shy up there. But yeah the two strikers have got a couple each now which is obviously good for their confidence.

'They're a threat, they are obviously big guys, but they can play, technically they're very good. Jeff (Louis) has scored a couple of absolute screamers and Bammo he's technically very good as well.'

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Match report: Lowestoft Town 1 AFC Fylde 0

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