Monday, July 22, 2013
Beer Festival football
It might seem a bit incongruous, but what a brilliant idea Lowestoft Town FC had on Saturday, which was my birthday, and they managed to combine two of my favourite things when they held a beer festival and also had a free match to attend with the Trawlerboys taking on local rivals Kirkley & Pakefield. Lowestoft used to play in the Eastern Counties League, but they are now riding high in the Ryman Premier, so they were always going to be favourites against the team from down the road.
The Trawlerboys dominated the first half hour and the Royals were pinned in their own half. The home team didn't create that many chances though with Michael Frew hitting the post being the closest they came from scoring. They did take the lead on 38 minutes when Chris Henderson who didn't seem to realise it was a friendly at a beer festival put the team into the lead with a well struck 20 yard shot.
In the second half the home team seemed to have found their shooting boots and Frew made it two on 64. With 10 minutes left a clever looping shot made it 3-1 to the home team. Kirkley and Pakefield managed to pull one back on 85 through Nathan Russell before a Robert Eagle volley put the froth on the beer to make it 4-1 with 2 minutes left.