Lowestoft Town boss looking for lucky number seven

Lowestoft joint-manager Ady Gallagher.

Lowestoft joint-manager Ady Gallagher. - Credit: James Bass

Lowestoft Town joint boss Ady Gallagher insists the Blues are capable of winning their last seven league games to pile the pressure on league leaders Whitehawk.

If the Trawlerboys and Whitehawk were both to win their remaining games the destiny of the title could come down to goal difference after Gallagher's men followed up a disappointing defeat to Thurrock last Thursday with victories over Canvey Island and Cray Wanderers.

Gallagher admits it's a tall order given the Blues have to fit their remaining games in over the next two weeks with five of them being away from Crown Meadow.

But the Lowestoft chief believes it is a task that isn't beyond them.

'The reality is that we set out to win every game – that would be what we expect to do,' he said. 'I think when you look at it, there are seven games left and are we capable of winning seven games on the trot? Yes, we are. It's probably something we haven't done enough in the season. We've had good runs and we've been playing well but we haven't won all the games. Every team in this division is capable of beating one another. We need to guard against poor performances against teams we know we should beat.'

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Lowestoft were back to their best in the win over Cray on Tuesday night as goals from Jack Defty, Erkan Okay, Chris Henderson and Curtley Williams saw them canter to an easy victory.

Gallagher was delighted at the professionalism of his troops as they avoided a potential banana skin – something they have not always been able to navigate their way around this term.

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'We stressed to the lads that we have dropped too many points against teams lower in the division,' he said. 'It's important that we turn up and put in a shift against teams that are fighting for their lives.

'I thought we really did that – the boys took the game by the scruff of the neck early on. There was some great passing and some really creative play to get players in and we took some early chances. We picked an attacking line-up and the boys repaid that. I thought we were fantastic in the first half and excellent in the second quite honestly.'

Lowestoft face basement boys Carshalton Athletic tomorrow at home and Gallagher hopes Scott Mitchell and Adam Smith will be able to return to the squad after recent knocks.

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