Lowestoft boss looking for improvement ahead of trip to Tonbridge

Ady Gallagher, manager of Lowestoft Town.
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Ady Gallagher, manager of Lowestoft Town. Picture by Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher won't accept any more excuses for his side's lack of consistency this season.

The Blues head to Tonbridge Angels on Saturday on the back of a 4-1 reverse at Folkestone Invicta – a display which was branded 'unacceptable' by Gallagher.

This was just four days after the Trawlerboys had registered an impressive win at Harlow Town and it is this failure to string results together that is frustrating Gallagher.

'We seem to go from one excellent performance away from home to getting thrashed the next – it's unacceptable,' said the Blues chief.

'On Saturday we've got a tough test but we've come through tough tests before. We've come through games like this and got positive results. We've let ourselves down on occasions.'

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Gallagher expects his side to be a lot more resilient mentally ahead of their trip to Longmead after their capitulation last weekend.

The manner of Lowestoft's defeat angered Gallagher, who felt some of his players did not give 100pc when they were second best after the break.

'No matter what is happening you can always give 100pc to the cause – I felt we didn't do that on Saturday and we paid the price for it,' he said.

'It was an unacceptable performance – I was disappointed on many levels. Mentally we weren't tough enough – we didn't cope with the conditions at all well.

'We were well beaten in the second half but, to be honest, I wasn't pleased with our first half performance either.

'Mentally we let it all affect us too much – the pitch wasn't in great condition and there was an element of surprise that it was on but that's not sufficient excuse for what happened.'

Tonbridge Angels will be looking to bounce back from their defeat at Harlow last weekend as they look to close in on a play-off spot.

Longmead Stadium holds unhappy memories for the Trawlerboys, who lost a Ryman League play-off final there in 2011.

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