Crow at the double as Lowestoft Town finally snatch an away win

Danny Crow of Lowestoft Town (left) scores his team's third goal against Brackley Town to make it 2-

Danny Crow of Lowestoft Town (left) scores his team's third goal against Brackley Town to make it 2-3 during the Conference North match at St. James Park, BrackleyPicture by David Horn/Focus Images Ltd +44 7545 97003624/01/2015 - Credit: David Horn/Focus Images Limited

There was no disguising the joy in the Lowestoft camp as they finally achieved that elusive first Vanarama Conference North victory away from home.

There was also pleasure in the manner in which the victory was achieved with the team putting on by far their best performance on the road of the campaign so far.

It was the same old story prior to the game with both Curtis Haynes-Brown and Robert Eagle ruled out through injury to join the suspended Andrew Fisk on the sidelines. Sam Gaughran, Erkan Okay and Shaun Bammant came into the starting line-up.

Lowestoft started on the offensive with Jake Reed breaking down the right but his cross was cut out by the diving Billy Turley.

Jack Ainsley, playing on the left, saw a cross-cum-shot curl wide before Turley saved bravely at the feet of Reed as he chased an underhit back pass from Chris Carruthers.

The away day hoodoo seemed to strike again as totally against the run of play Brackley took a 10th minute lead.

Dan Gleeson and Gaughran both lost their footing on the turf, allowing Ryan Rowe time and space to shoot just inside Ashley Jones' right hand post.

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Lowestoft continued to press and a Danny Crow shot was pushed round the post and from the resultant corner Omar Sowunmi glanced a header just wide of the far post.

Despite seeing less of the ball Brackley were quick and decisive on the attack and Ebby Nelson-Addy should have done better than shoot tamely at Jones and a glancing header by Rowe was cleared by Ainsley.

Ainsley was soon joining the attack again, sending a return pass to Bammant whose shot was saved by the legs of Turley.

The second half continued in a similar vein with Lee Smith sending a shot wide of the far post and a Reed effort being deflected for a corner. At the other end David Moto also saw a goal-bound effort deflected wide.

A surging run by Reed ended with him being felled in the penalty area but penalty appeals were turned away and to rub salt into the wounds Brackley broke straight away to double their lead in the 55th minute. Greg Kaziboni did the damage with a great run into the area before setting up Moyo for a close range finish.

Lowestoft again responded positively with Smith and Okay both going close and a first touch by substitute Dean Mason saw his shot headed off the line by Chris Carruthers.

Lowestoft finally got the reward for their efforts pulling a goal back in the 69th minute.

Reed was brought down just outside the area and with little run up Crow placed the free-kick past the wall into the net.

Lowestoft were in full cry now and after a Jarvis shot was saved at the foot of the post Lowestoft scored a well deserved equaliser in the 77th minute. Smith's run down the right saw the ball land at the feet of Reed who turned his defender before shooting across goal and inside the far post.

The rampant Trawlerboys then moved ahead with another excellent strike in the 84th minute. Jarvis fed Smith down the right and his cross picked out Crow racing in from beyond the far post to send a header powerfully into the net.

A tremendous finish saw Jones save a Will Green header and then produce a miraculous save to hold a fierce drive by Kaziboni but the game finished with Lowestoft back on the attack with substitute Bradley Woods-Garness crashing a shot against the upright and Reed inches wide.