Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher desperate for that National League North winning feeling

Ady Gallagher, manager of Lowestoft Town. Picture: MICHAEL SEDGWICK/FOCUS IMAGES

Ady Gallagher, manager of Lowestoft Town. Picture: MICHAEL SEDGWICK/FOCUS IMAGES - Credit: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images

Lowestoft Town manager Ady Gallagher said his side are only targeting wins as they try to escape National League North relegation trouble.

The Trawlerboys entertain Curzon Ashton this afternoon looking to bounce back from a 4-0 defeat at Harrogate Town on Tuesday evening.

The Blues finally ran out of steam at Wetherby Road after their heroics during a 2-0 win at Stockport County last weekend caught up with them. But Gallagher was satisfied in taking three points from a possible six from two tough away games but knows they must back it up by beating Curzon today.

'I would say for us, over the last two games we could have drawn them both and got two points,' he said.

'But we've won one of them, got three points and I think out of two long away treks on very heavy pitches, we've got to be happy with that.

'We just chalk off this battle and move on to the next one.

'If we go win, lose, win, lose for the rest of the season that would be enough points to see us safe.

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'That's really the position we're in.

'We've got to stick to our task, keep fighting hard in every single game and not let the previous game, whether it's a win or a loss, affect the next game.

'I think the boys are obviously deflated, they don't want to lose any games, but I'm proud of the boys.

'They've worked extremely hard and we're up for another battle on Saturday, which is what we've got to do.'

Lowestoft will once again be without Jake Reed due to an ankle injury picked up last month but the Blues' attacking threat hasn't diminished since his injury.

Danny Crow capped a fine display at Stockport with an opportunistic strike whilst Ryan Jarvis had two good chances to open the scoring at Harrogate before the Blues succumbed in the second half.

Lowestoft had been well in the game until a wonderful effort by Brendan Daniels early in the second half tipped the match in the Yorkshire side's favour.

'I thought the game was very even,' Gallagher, pictured, said.

'As an away team we played very well – stayed compact, organised, got men behind the ball and defended our goal well and looked to counter-attack.

'But the first goal has given them an almighty lift. It's straight after half-time. It's a worldy goal right in the very top bin and anyone who can beat Ben Killip from there has hit a great strike because he's not really got anywhere near the ball.

'For us, it's our second game on a very heavy pitch, in three days, after long journeys and that goal just drained every ounce of energy.'

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