Lowestoft v Walsham Premier Cup Sept 2023 3

Godbold would love to win cup for fans

LOWESTOFT host Leiston in the first Suffolk Premier Cup Quarter-Final on Tuesday.

LOWESTOFT Town manager Jamie Godbold said he would love to deliver an Endeavour Automotive Suffolk Premier Cup win for the club’s fans.

The Trawlerboys, who have won the competition 13 times, host Leiston in the first of this season’s quarter-finals at Crown Meadow on Tuesday evening.

Lowestoft have not reached the final since the 2019-20 season when they lost 4-3 on aggregate to Needham Market in a two-legged final heldover to the start of the following season.

Godbold is all too aware that Leiston, who play a Step higher than his side, will provide formidable opposition.

He said: “It will be a really tough game against a side who are always there or thereabouts in the competition.

“Leiston had a really good season last year and it will be a game we obviously want to win but will have to play well to do so and keep alive our interest in the cup into next year.

“We will have to beat a good team in front of us, but we have home advantage and usually play well under the lights on Tuesday nights.

“We have had a good start to the season and will be looking to continue that against Leiston.”

Lowestoft defeated Leiston 3-1 in the 2015-16 final at Portman Road, since when Leiston have twice won the cup and been runners-up once, losing 5-4 to Needham Market on penalties after a goalless draw in the 2021-22 season.

Godbold, who was appointed manager at Crown Meadow in May 2018, added: “We have not won the Premier Cup in my time here, but we would love to do so for the fans. The final itself is a really good day out for everyone.”

Lowestoft returned to the top of the Pitching In Isthmian North table on Saturday thanks to a 5-0 win away to Enfield, after being knocked off the summit in midweek following their 2-1 loss at home to Ipswich Wanderers.

After a goalless opening period, five different players were on target for Lowestoft – Jakes Reed, Harvey Sayer, Dan White, Dave Hinton and Kyle Haylock.

Leiston, who were without a game on Saturday, currently sit 16th in Pitching In Southern League Premier Central.

Lowestoft Town’s Rob Eagle (blue shirt), who has also played for Leiston, is pictured on the ball in their 4-3 victory over Walsham-le-Willows (red & yellow striped shirts) in the second round of this season’s competition. Photograph: Shirley Whitlow

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