Grays Athletic 1 Lowestoft Town 1

Chris Henderson was on target in Lowestoft's 1-1 draw at Grays.

Chris Henderson was on target in Lowestoft's 1-1 draw at Grays. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Lowestoft Town's play-off hopes suffered a blow at Grays last night as they had to settle for a point in Essex.

Chris Henderson opened the scoring with a fine strike in the 13th minute as the Blues showed few signs of the match being their third in the last six days.

However, Lowestoft were caught cold in the second half and in the 48th minute Joel Nouble levelled from the penalty spot.

The match looked to be swinging back in Lowestoft's favour midway through the second period when John Mbamarah was sent off for the hosts but the Trawlerboys were unable to make the extra man tell.

Lowestoft sit three points outside the play-off places with three matches to play and they must beat Billericay at Crown Meadow tomorrow to have any realistic hope of climbing into the top five. They then travel to Bury Town on Monday before ending their campaign at home to Harrow Borough.

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