Forshaw wants Town to seal the title with a flourish
Jonathan RedheadJamie Forshaw says winning the league is not enough for Lowestoft Town. They want to do it in style. The Blues need just a point from their final five league games to be crowned Ryman League Division One North kings in their first season in the division, to secure back-to-back promotions.Jonathan Redhead
Jamie Forshaw says winning the league is not enough for Lowestoft Town. They want to do it in style.
The Blues need just a point from their final five league games to be crowned Ryman League Division One North kings in their first season in the division, to secure back-to-back promotions.
The title is likely to be wrapped up at Crown Meadow against Cheshunt on Saturday. But Forshaw insists the players and management are intent on collecting something from all five games to take them over the 100-point mark for the season.
And the former Southend and Ebbsfleet player says the team will continue to try to play the stylish passing football which has served them so well this campaign and seen them collect 91 points from 37 games.
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"Ever since I've been here the ambition in the club has been brilliant," said the former Scotland youth international. "They've always said they want to reach the next level and the next level is the Ryman Premier and that's where we're headed at the moment.
"We play some really good football and it's just nice to be in a team that pass it around. At this level you get teams who just go long - all they want to do is smash it long - but we're one of a couple of clubs who can pass it and I believe we're going to do it next season as well. "I've been at a couple of clubs, Southend and Ebbsfleet, and when I came here I must admit I was surprised at the level of football the team were playing.
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"We've been passing it around really nicely, from back to front. We keep it a lot and if you watch some of the play we're happy to keep it for 10 passes and we've created goals like that this season.
"I think that's down to the management.
"They like us playing that way and the boys who have come in this season have done really well.
"If we can do it next week, we've all said that's what we want to do. Even the management now are saying 'we don't want to lose any more'.
"A point is enough to win the league but we want over a hundred points. We don't just want to win the league - we want to win it in style."
Forshaw has had to be patient for his chance after joining the club from Ebbsfleet in February. But he was in excellent form on Monday against Maldon and bagged his first goal for the club - the team's 100th league goal of the season - in fine style.
He ran on to a through ball from Joe Francis and took a touch before slotting beyond the keeper. And although it brushed a Maldon defender before crossing the line, Forshaw was claiming the goal.
"It was good to get a start," he said.
"I've been speaking to the management, Chappo (Micky Chapman), Ady (Gallagher) and Flem (Craig Fleming), and they've all been saying 'just keep working hard and be patient' and Lowestoft are a fair club, but it was good to get a start and a goal.
"Franny's been brilliant all season and he's got a great left foot. He's just put it over the top and I've run on to it and it was definitely not an own goal. "It's always nice to get a goal with my other foot, my left foot. When I came to Lowestoft I set myself a little target of getting a few goals.
"Obviously I haven't started too much, but hopefully if I can get a run in the side I can get a few more."