Dramatic twist of events sees Suffolk non-league hotshot Jake Reed make a sensational return to Lowestoft Town just three months after signing for AFC Sudbury

Jake Reed scoring for Lowestoft last season - something he'll look to do now this season after re-si

Jake Reed scoring for Lowestoft last season - something he'll look to do now this season after re-signing for the Trawlerboys from AFC Sudbury - Credit: citizenside.com

In a dramatic twist of events, hotshot Suffolk non-league striker Jake Reed has made a sensational return to Lowestoft Town after leaving AFC Sudbury, a little over three months after departing Crown Meadow for the Wardale Williams Stadium.

Reed, who has played league football with Dagenham & Redbridge previously, only joined David Batch’s Ryman North Division outfit in the summer after helping fight the Trawlerboys to Vanarana Conference North promotion last term.

But the striker has opted to return to his hometown club he top-scored for with 20 goals in 36 appearances last term as he signed a deal late on Thursday evening, making him eligible for Lowestoft’s trip to Hyde tomorrow.

Of the move, Reed, a popular figure among the Trawlerboys’ fans last season said: “I am pleased to be back and now I just want to get back to scoring some goals.

“Obviously you get a real buzz when you play for your hometown, and I can’t wait to get back playing again.”


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Club officials have also been left equally delighted that Reed has returned to Crown Meadow.

A club spokesman on the club’s website said: “Reed signed a contract with the club and will go straight into the squad for the Trawlerboys’ match at Hyde on Saturday.

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“The club would like to say a big thank you to AFC Sudbury, who have been very accommodating in helping us push the deal through to ensure he was available for this weekend.

“Everyone at Lowestoft Town welcomes Reed back home and wishes him all the best in his second spell with the club.”

Reed was a prominent figure in the Trawlerboys’ dramatic promotion last season especially when he scored in the memorable play-off semi-final win over Bognor Regis Town and in the final success over AFC Hornchurch.

However, although he goes straight into the squad tomorrow, the striker will have more than a fight on his hands to get his starting place back as Chris Henderson, Shaun Bammant, Jefferson Louis and Bradley Woods-Garness have all impressed upfront for Lowestoft so far this season.

Joint Blues boss Ady Gallagher added: “We are delighted to have Jake back at the club. Everyone is thrilled and it gives us another great option up front.”

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