There’s still fight left in us yet, says Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher

Vanarama National Leage North Football action between Lowestoft Town and North Ferriby United. Ady G

Vanarama National Leage North Football action between Lowestoft Town and North Ferriby United. Ady Gallagher. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher is confident his side can shrug off their flat display against North Ferriby and finally secure National League North survival on Saturday.

The Trawlerboys know that only victory against Gloucester at Crown Meadow will guarantee a third successive season at step two of the non-league pyramid with Brackley looking to take advantage of any slip up from the Blues.

Brackley, who are home to Tamworth on Saturday, are two points adrift of Gallagher's men but enjoy a far superior goal difference. Anything other than three points for Lowestoft would open the door for the Northamptonshire side to stage a great escape.

Gallagher can take comfort that his side's destiny remains in their hands but the Blues must improve dramatically on Tuesday's 3-0 loss.

'It's been in our hands from the start,' said the Blues chief. 'We always had the games in hand. Even when we slipped into the bottom three, we still kept plugging away and picking up results.

'The reality is we have got another chance on Saturday. We need people in the town to really come and cheer the boys on. We don't necessarily have to win but then if that doesn't happen then we are relying on other people and we don't want to do that.'

Lowestoft's cause against North Ferriby wasn't helped by a 35-minute delay as the visitors were caught up in traffic.

Gallagher admitted his didn't adapt well to the change in schedule but couldn't understand why the visitors didn't arrive at the ground until 7.45pm.

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'I find it inexplicable that a team can turn up as late as they have done,' he added.

'We've done 42 journeys away from home in this league during our two seasons – they have one a season to come here…the league need to look at that because I think that's disgraceful.'