It's Ryman League for Lowestoft

LOWESTOFT Town have secured a place in the Ryman League from next season - due reward for the most successful season in the club's history.The Trawlerboys were desperate to move up a rung of the non-league football ladder after dominating the Ridgeons League Premier Division last season, scoring 114 goals and 100 points on their way to the title.

LOWESTOFT Town have secured a place in the Ryman League from next season - due reward for the most successful season in the club's history.

The Trawlerboys were desperate to move up a rung of the non-league football ladder after dominating the Ridgeons League Premier Division last season, scoring 114 goals and 100 points on their way to the title.

Add to that lifting the Suffolk Premier Cup at Portman Road last month, and an FA Vase final and semi-final appearance in the last two seasons, and Lowestoft were hoping their superiority on the pitch would translate to playing at level eight of the English football pyramid - the highest point the club has reached in its 125-year existence.

But the Blues are proving to be a club very much on the up, with last summer's introduction of former Norwich City duo Craig Fleming and Dave Carolan to help joint managers Micky Chapman and Ady Gallagher behind the scenes, the catalyst for a season that has climaxed with promotion to the league Lowestoft have been preparing for.


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Thos preparations included work on Crown Meadow last summer to ensure the ground was up to scratch, as well as a visit to the FA's headquarters in London, to make their case for promotion should the club clinch the Ridgeons title. The Trawlerboys will compete in the FA Trophy next season, not the FA Vase.

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