Lowestoft Town sharing the goals around
Jonathan RedheadIt's a case of share and share alike as Lowestoft Town aim to continue their surge towards promotion this afternoon. The free-scoring Blues have bagged 57 goals in just 20 league games this season to sit nine points clear at the top of Ryman League Division One North.Jonathan Redhead
It's a case of share and share alike as Lowestoft Town aim to continue their surge towards promotion this afternoon.
The free-scoring Blues have bagged 57 goals in just 20 league games this season to sit nine points clear at the top of Ryman League Division One North.
Today they welcome Romford to Crown Meadow hoping to keep up their average of 2.85 goals a game, before entertaining bottom club Harlow Town next Tuesday.
Town's leading scorer, Matty Nolan, has bagged 13 of his side's goals in the league while right-back Neil Plaskett found the net last Saturday to make it 18 different scorers this season for Town.
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New signing Joe Francis has been the latest Trawler Boy to catch the eye with five goals in his first three appearances, including second half braces in both of Town's last two games, wins against Potters Bar Town and East Thurrock United respectively.
But joint boss Micky Chapman says sharing the goals has been crucial to Town's success to date this season.
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'Joe's always a threat,' Chapman said. 'He's got a lot of pace but it isn't just about the players who score the goals, but the work the other players are doing around him creating space to open the defence up to give him the opportunities.
'We've had 18 different goalscorers in our ranks. That's a heck of a lot and from every position people have scored, whether it's full-back, centre half, centre midfield, wide left or right and up front.
'It's a credit to the boys and just shows we are a team, we don't rely on one person and goals can come from anywhere.
'We've always said we stick together and work as a team and attack as a team and defend as a team and score goals as a team as well.'
The Blues should be boosted for today's game against Romford, who Town beat 3-1 back in September, with the return of Andrew Fisk.
The midfielder has finally completed his three-match suspension - which has lasted more than a month - for a sending off against Northwood in early December.
The Blues will be without injured trio Jamie Godbold, Richard Woodrow and Jack Marsden, while Bradley Hough will continue his comeback from injury with the reserves.
Reece Hunn is absent after extending his loan at Ridgeons League Division One side Gorleston for another month, while Plaskett missed Tuesday's win at East Thurrock as his wife is expecting a baby and could return.