Godbold warns Lowestoft to keep the pressure on
Jonathan RedheadJamie Godbold says it is 'dangerous' for Lowestoft Town to look too far ahead - even though their surge to the Ryman League Division One North title seems unstoppable.Jonathan Redhead
Jamie Godbold says it is 'dangerous' for Lowestoft Town to look too far ahead - even though their surge to the Ryman League Division One North title seems unstoppable.
The Blues are seven points clear at the top with two games in hand and need just five victories in their final nine games to be guaranteed the title, even if nearest rivals Concord Rangers win all their remaining seven games.
Tonight Lowestoft travel to Potters Bar, intent on claiming their fifth straight win and moving a step nearer to the championship. But although he has admitted keeping half an eye on what other teams are doing, Godbold, who has played more than 400 games for the Blues, insists his team need to just concentrate on themselves.
'We're doing well and have really pulled together in the last month or so,' the winger said. 'It has brought us closer together as a team and our performances have improved.
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'We've come away from a tough period with some good performances and some good results. We've got a really good squad and it's been put to the test, but we've come out of it on track.
'We have just got to keep chalking off one game at a time - it's too dangerous to look that far ahead. We'll just concentrate on Potters Bar, try to get three points and then move on to the next game and try to get three more points. I'm sure everyone says they're not interested in what else is going on, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I look at the league table and check on the other results on a Saturday. When the club's on top of the table and that many points clear it's hard not to. But we've just got to concentrate on ourselves and keeping it going as we're in a good position.'
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Godbold will be hoping for better luck against the Scholars tonight after breaking his jaw in the reverse fixture at Crown Meadow in January.
But despite his enforced absence from the team for several weeks recovering, the 29-year-old has enjoyed another excellent season. He has also been in the goals in recent weeks including the second strike in the 2-0 win at VCD Athletic on Saturday.
'I think the injury has probably done me good,' Godbold said. 'It's made me really hungry and really keen to get back playing. I normally like to get 15 a season and I think I'm on 12 now but considering the injury, that's good.'