Search

Lowestoft Town will stay the course, says Crane

11:30 08 March 2013

Lowestoft Town defender Greg Crane keeps a close eye on Hastings striker Elvis Hammond.

Lowestoft Town defender Greg Crane keeps a close eye on Hastings striker Elvis Hammond.

Lowestoft Town defender Greg Crane insists the Blues will be able to stay the course in the Ryman League Premier Division title race.

The Blues are starting to eat into their games in hand over their promotion rivals after beating Hastings United just two days after drawing against Whitehawk at Crown Meadow.

How the squad recovers from each game will prove key as the Trawlerboys endeavour to make up the five matches they have over Whitehawk and Crane revealed that ‘Operation Lean’ is in full force.

“I’ve been doing the extra work – myself and Erks (Erkan Okay) have been doing a bit extra to get lean and all the lads are preparing correctly for each game,” he said. “We haven’t had the chance to train really (as a squad) because of how many games we’ve had. It’s important that we get our rest and the management trust us to go away and do it ourselves to prepare correctly.

“Training sessions are probably going to be few and far between now and it’s up to all of us to prepare right. I think we will be fit enough and we’ve got enough members in the squad to rotate and cover.”

Crane has been in superb form at the back for Lowestoft in recent weeks, making a big contribution to the Blues’ record of 10 clean sheets in their last 14 games.

“I had been out for a little while so it was good to get back in and get a run of games,” he said. “I feel my form is good at the moment and I just want to keep it going. The games are going to be coming thick and fast for us so we’ve just got to get our heads down and prepare right for each game.”

Lowestoft’s win against Hastings on Monday was the kind of result the foundations of a promotion campaign are laid.

The Blues weren’t at their best having had just over 48 hours to recover from the match against Whitehawk whilst Hastings came with a game plan to make things as difficult as possible.

It is a situation Lowestoft have had to come to terms with in the Ryman League, says Crane.

“Every team is going to come and make it difficult for us but we’ve got to come up with the answers and create and score goals and keep clean sheets,” he said.

“It’s not going to be a game (against Hastings) we look back on and say we played some glowing football but it’s another three points on the board so we will take that.”

0 comments

Other Great Yarmouth sport

11:39
Meerkats under-12 won their Futsal competition.

Cup and Shield football dominated fixtures at the weekend and Gorleston Rangers under-15 Falcons and U9 Eagles both successfully came through semi-finals.

Connor Deeks has signed for Lowestoft Town.

Ady Gallagher has urged fans to be patient with new signing Connor Deeks – but believes the youngster can have an impact in the club’s relegation battle.

Matt Blake, 10, will be hoping to fire Norwich United to another victory this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Norwich United can take another giant step towards retaining their Premier Division crown by seeing off one of the chasing pack’s top sides.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Yarmouth v Wivenhoe. OPhoto:

Great Yarmouth Town 0 Wivenhoe 0

Most Read

Yesterday, 18:50
The ambulance service were called to the King's Head pub in Belton. Photo: George Ryan

A man has been taken to hospital after falling from the roof of a pub.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital
Mon, 11:44
Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A 34-year-old man from Hopton has been sentenced after admitting possessing thousands of indecent images of children.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court
Tue, 17:05
The Kings Arms, Fleggburgh.

A Fleggburgh pub has stopped serving foie gras after staff reported they had received “disgusting and unacceptable messages” over its inclusion on the menu.

Read more
Norfolk Police
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Martin Thomas, of North Quay, Great Yarmouth, has been jailed for sex offences

A man who subjected his victims to years of abuse has been jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of multiple counts of sexual assault.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:42
The former Amazonia attraction on Marine Parade in Great Yarmouth which is due to be demolished.

Picture: James Bass

After the news last week that plans have been submitted to demolish the former Amazonia reptile zoo building, readers have been getting in touch to let us know what they would like to see in its place.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 4°C

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists