Lowestoft Town hoping it will be fourth time lucky in Ryman Premier Play-off final

APRIL 30: XLowestoft players and staff celebrate at the final whistle during the Ryman Isthmian Prem

APRIL 30: XLowestoft players and staff celebrate at the final whistle during the Ryman Isthmian Premier League Play-Off Semi Final match between Bognor Regis Town and Lowestoft Town at Nyewood Lane in Bognor Regis, England. (Photo by Stephen Lawrence/phcimages.com) - Credit: Stephen Lawrence/phcimages.com

Lowestoft Town joint boss Micky Chapman insists there is still plenty of work for his side to do despite watching the Blues secure their place in another play-off final with a 2-1 win at Bognor Regis last night.

APRIL 30: Robert Eagle flies down the wing during the Ryman Isthmian Premier League Play-Off Semi Fi

APRIL 30: Robert Eagle flies down the wing during the Ryman Isthmian Premier League Play-Off Semi Final match between Bognor Regis Town and Lowestoft Town at Nyewood Lane in Bognor Regis, England. (Photo by Stephen Lawrence/phcimages.com) - Credit: Stephen Lawrence/phcimages.com

Jake Reed's 78th minute winner booked the Trawlerboys' place in Monday's showpiece when they will face AFC Hornchurch at Crown Meadow after the Urchins saw off Kingstonian last night. And after three play-off final failures, Chapman feels confident the Trawlerboys can finally finish the job at the fourth time of asking.

APRIL 30: Lowestoft players and staff celebrate at the final whistle during the Ryman Isthmian Premi

APRIL 30: Lowestoft players and staff celebrate at the final whistle during the Ryman Isthmian Premier League Play-Off Semi Final match between Bognor Regis Town and Lowestoft Town at Nyewood Lane in Bognor Regis, England. (Photo by Stephen Lawrence/phcimages.com) - Credit: Stephen Lawrence/phcimages.com

'I can't praise the lads enough – that was probably our best display of the season,' he said. 'The boys have gone out there tonight after a long journey and put in an awesome shift.

APRIL 30: Curtis Haynes-Brown (left) celebrates scoring for Lowestoft during the Ryman Isthmian Prem

APRIL 30: Curtis Haynes-Brown (left) celebrates scoring for Lowestoft during the Ryman Isthmian Premier League Play-Off Semi Final match between Bognor Regis Town and Lowestoft Town at Nyewood Lane in Bognor Regis, England. (Photo by Stephen Lawrence/phcimages.com) - Credit: Stephen Lawrence/phcimages.com

'The reality is it could have been a lot more but 2-1 is fantastic. Let's just remember though that the prize today is just another cup final. We will enjoy tonight – we're there – but we've got another job to do now.

'We will get today out of our system, rest some weary legs, and go again on Monday.'

Bognor Regis 1 Lowestoft Town 2: Late Jake Reed strike gives Blues another shot at play-off final


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The victory was the minimum Lowestoft deserved as, after going behind, the Blues thoroughly outplayed their hosts, creating chance after chance in the second period. It looked like the missed opportunities might come back to haunt the Suffolk side before Reed pounced with a trademark finish.

'Even when they scored through a soft goal I knew we would come back into it,' said Chapman. 'We were creating chance after chance and it never entered my head that we wouldn't score.

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'There were goals in us – it was great goal from Curtis (Haynes-Brown) and then we had more opportunities before Jake did what he does best.

'It was a fantastic finish from Reedy. He has missed one earlier but he's the type of lad that doesn't let it effect him and he thoroughly deserved his goal.'

Bognor Regis 1 Lowestoft Town 2: Late Jake Reed strike gives Blues another shot at play-off final

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