Lowestoft Town chief sings Blues’ praises ahead of entertaining Guiseley

Lowestoft Town joint boss Micky Chapman.

Lowestoft Town joint boss Micky Chapman. - Credit: Archant

The spirit of Lowestoft Town's players has been praised once again, as the Trawlerboys edge ever closer to Conference North survival.

The Blues' unbeaten run was coming to an end when Scott Spencer curled a shot in off the crossbar in the 89th minute of Saturday's clash with Stockport.

The Hatters were on the verge of a 2-1 win but the tenacity of the home team saw Jake Reed earn a penalty deep into injury-time and Jack Ainsley made no mistake from the spot.

That penalty was the right-back's 13th goal of the season, 11 of which have been penalties, and extended that unbeaten run to five matches.

Tomorrow Lowestoft entertain third-placed Guiseley, themselves on a five-match unbeaten run, but joint manager Micky Chapman travels full of confidence.

'This bunch of lads, they're a great bunch, they've got good spirit, unbelievable talent,' Chapman said.

'We knew it was going to be tough this year so nothing has surprised them with the travelling, with how tough the league is, it was always going to be a year when you try and consolidate, and the boys have done more than that.

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'They've adapted well to the league and the pace of it, a lot of them have played higher anyway, but as a group we've adapted well and we compete in every game.

'We're on a run, we've got a bit of momentum going and that was important, that point is massive in our hope of playing Conference football again next season.'

The Trawlerboys cannot rest on their laurels just yet though, as they are eight points clear of the drop zone with seven matches to play.

'We've got seven games left, four of them at home, three away, and another tough one against Guiseley,' Chapman added. 'Every single game in this league is tough, we've learnt, and it has been a learning curve for us but we've learnt and pretty quickly.

'To be where we are, being put in the North and everything, I think the boys have been unbelievable and I can't speak high enough of them. They're a fantastic bunch to work with and you could see it out there, that just epitomised the spirit and resolve, they're just unbelievable and they never, ever throw the towel in.'

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