Jamie Godbold returns to Lowestoft Town with AFC Sudbury to provide friendly test

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold in action for Lowestoft Town during his playing days. Picture: Dan

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold in action for Lowestoft Town during his playing days. Picture: Daniel Chesterton, phcimages.com. - Credit: Archant

Former captain Jamie Godbold returns to Lowestoft Town with his AFC Sudbury team this afternoon.

Godbold played exactly 500 games for the Trawlerboys, scoring 155 goals from midfield and also managed the club's reserve team before going on to manage Kirkley & Pakefield.

He returns to Crown Meadow today, with former Lowestoft goalkeeper Andy Reynolds alongside as his assistant, as the Ryman Premier side provide the Blues with their final pre-season test.

Trawlerboys player-coach Dan Gleeson said: 'He was a great servant for the club well before my time, I think he's still the record appearance holder at the club and will be for sometime, so that should be good and it should be a good test for us.

'The way Godders likes to play football you'd think they are a decent side and will look to come and play football but the main thing for us is about getting things right, getting our shapes and everything ready for the first game, regardless of the result.

'You want to win, of course you do, but we worked on a few things against Dereham (winning 2-0 on Tuesday), we'll work on a few more things in training and then hopefully we can progress and be right for the first game of the season.'

The match kicks-off at 3pm, ahead of next Saturday's National League North opener, at home against AFC Telford United.