Lowestoft Town’s season approaching the business end
- Credit: James Bass
Lowestoft Town kept up their title charge with victory at Kingstonian on Monday night and director of football Craig Fleming admits the season is finally approaching crunch time.
Two of the Trawlerboys' main rivals for promotion dropped points on Tuesday evening as Whitehawk and Concord Rangers both drew.
It means Lowestoft sit 13 points off top spot with six games in hand.
Fleming refuses to look beyond the Blues' match at Leiston tomorrow but admitted it is getting to the stage of the season when the pressure gets cranked up a notch. 'I think as ever things start to get sorted out at this time of the season,' said Fleming, whose side endured more frustration over the past week after seeing matches at Thurrock and Wingate & Finchley postponed. 'We have got so many games coming up that it is impossible to predict what's going to happen but we want to be in there.
'We are not even looking at the table – in previous seasons we have got so caught up in who's playing who that we probably took our eye off the task at hand.
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'We just need to keep winning games of football – if we can do that then the rest will take care of itself.'
The win at Kingstonian, which came courtesy of Erkan Okay's superb first-half strike, was marred slightly by Curtley Williams injuring his hamstring in the warm-up.
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The former Ipswich Town academy product will be monitored closely in the run-up to Saturday's clash at Victory Road but Fleming is loathe to take any chances with the key defender.
'He just felt his hamstring in the warm-up and we are going to have to see how it is,' said Fleming. 'It's the first time he has ever done it and we don't want to aggravate the problem.'
Fleming was delighted with the performance of his side at Kingsmeadow as the Blues took full advantage of their hosts being reduced to 10 men after Andre McCollin elbowed Blake Saker.
Despite having to withstand a lot of pressure in the second half Lowestoft saw out the game by keeping another clean sheet.
'It was a real game of two halves and I actually think we played a lot better against 11 men,' added Fleming. 'But the points were all that mattered and we move on.'