Matt marks return with a cup goal

LEISTON 0, LOWESTOFT TOWN 2: Matt Nolan marked his first start of the season for Lowestoft by putting them on their way to a Suffolk Premier Cup victory at Leiston.

But he made his first team return as one of six changes to the Lowestoft starting-up for a tricky cup test against a Leiston team going well in both Ridgeons League and FA Cup.

And he celebrated by putting the Blues in front on the hour mark by converting a penalty after David Head had handled in the area.

That completed a, literally, dark and pivotal period for the host team as they had been reduced to ten-men by the dismissal of Danny Cunningham for a reckless challenge on David Chick, immediately before a floodlight failure which forced the players off the field for 15 minutes.

As soon as play resumed Leiston switfly found themselves not only a man short, but a goal down.


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There was no way back: Jamie Godbold and Nolan combined for Scott Mitchell to clip the bar and, in the 77th minute, Jamie Forshaw found Godbold to set-up former Canaries star Adrian Forbes for the second goal which killed the contest and ensured Lowestoft's passage into the quarter-finals.

On Saturday Lowestoft have another Suffolk derby when they go to Needham Market in the FA Trophy.

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