Lowestoft Town deserve top billing – Fleming

Lowestoft Town director of football Craig Fleming believes his side deserve to be top of the Ryman League Premier for the effort they have put in so far this season.

Tuesday night's 2-0 stroll against Hendon saw Fleming's men hit the summit to overtake promotion rivals Billericay by a point having played a game more.

And Fleming thinks it is nothing less than his side deserve after overcoming an October injury crisis which threatened to destabilise their season.

'The lads deserve to be top – we had that little patch where we had a few injuries but all in all we have been pretty solid this season,' he said after watching his side register their fourth win in a row in midweek. 'I think we've just got to keep grinding now.

'We only had Franny (Joe Francis) missing on Tuesday and I think that's one of the first times where we could look at who needs a rest. It's great to be able to pick the team from a full squad which makes a huge difference to us.'

Chris Henderson was the star of the show for the Blues in Francis' absence as he ran riot down the left flank, having a hand in Matt Nolan's opener before winning a penalty which Dale Cockrill converted.

Fleming believes Blues fans are starting to see the best from the winger, who moved to Crown Meadow in the summer from Bury.

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'He was very lively and played very well. He has taken a little bit of time to find his feet but we are pleased with him, he played very well.

'I think there was a lot of expectation when he came – everyone knows what a good player he is.

'He has played out of position a few times but he has fitted in really well.'

Joe Francis is likely come back into contention for tomorrow's home clash against Cray Wanderers as the Trawlerboys look to get one over another of their promotion rivals.

'They're a decent side that likes to pass the ball so it should be a decent game,' said Fleming.

'They gave us a few problems last season but we are playing very well and we will be looking to grind out another victory.'