Lowestoft Town boss hails side’s resilience

Lowestoft Town joint boss Ady Gallagher praised his side's resilience after seeing his side win through to the Ryman League Premier play-off semi-final against Bury Town on Tuesday evening.

A Sam Nunn own goal looked to have set the Trawlerboys on their way to Saturday's final until this was cancelled out by Chris Henderson's close range strike at the start of the second half.

But Lowestoft rallied and despite missing a hatful of chances were thankful to Lubomir Guentchev's solo effort which capped a fine all round team performance.

'Considering the occasion I thought we were excellent,' said Gallagher, whose side will now go on to meet Tonbridge Angels on Saturday after they overcame Harrow Borough 3-2 after extra time. 'To be as resilient as we were when we conceded what seemed to be a bit of a sucker punch was fantastic. I think we really earned the victory against good opposition.'

Lowestoft's display was made all the more credible given the poor playing surface at Ram Meadow, although the Blues have plenty of experience of playing on poor pitches from their travails at Crown Meadow.

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'The pitch was horrendous – it was probably still better than the Meadow – but we played some great stuff,' added Gallagher. 'Both sides tried to pass the ball. In the last 15 minutes I thought we were brilliant – we held the ball really well and showed some real quality.'

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