Match Preview :- Lowestoft Town - Saturday September 12th, 2015 (3:00PM)

On Saturday, Celtic face Lowestoft Town (kick off 3pm). Lowestoft have a very similar record to Celtic this season, having won two, drawn two and lost four. So they are level on points, but behind Celtic on goal-difference on eight points in sixteenth. There will be a match centre for this game.

Last season, they finished in sixteenth on fifty-one points, six points and three places above Celtic. A good run in saved them from being dragged into the relegation battle, including a twelve game unbeaten run, though they did lose their final game, at home to Barrow, 3-2. Both of Lowestoft’s games against Celtic last season ended with 1-1 draws, with Paul Ennis scoring at home, to cancel out a very early opener from Shaun Bammant; and Matt Regan cancelling out Adam Smith’s opener away. Lowestoft were something of a draw specialist last season, drawing fifteen, with only North Ferriby having more draws (at sixteen). Nine of their draws came at home, but then, they did only lose four at home all season, it was away they struggled, only winning four. Their top goal scorer last season was Jack Ainsley, who scored thirteen, closely followed by Jake Reed who found the net ten times. Between them, that accounted for almost half of all Lowestoft’s goals.

This season, so far, has been a repeat away from home, with points hard to come by, but with only one win at home (like Celtic), they are struggling. Interestingly, they have yet to be winning at half time, with two thirds of their goals so far coming in the last half an hour, and two thirds of their conceding coming in the first hour. Jake Reed has continued his scoring form from last season, and has so far scored four, half of all their goals this season. Both Worcester and Fylde have beaten them away this season, both by one goal. Their other two away games this season have both been clean sheets, with a 1-0 win over Alfreton, and a goalless draw against North Ferriby.

Lowestoft’s most recent game was a 4-1 home defeat by FC United of Manchester. In that game, they lined up as:
1. Marcus Garnham
2. Harry Barker
3. Jack Ainsley
4. Sam Nunn
5. Robert Eagle
6. Erkan Okay
7. Rossi Jarvis
8. Bradley Woods-Garness
9. Ryan Jarvis
10. Chris Henderson
11. Kale Reed

Celtic’s most recent match was the 1-1 draw away at Tamworth. In that match, we lined up as:
1. Tony McMillan
2. Oliver Crowley
3. Aidan Chippendale
4. Matty Hughes
5. Jack Higgins
6. Aaron Chalmers
7. Bohan Dixon
8. Dale Wright
9. Adam Farrell
10. Steve Tames
11. Alex Johnson

Depending on results, Celtic could climb into the top half of the table, but will be doing so without Chris Simm who is suspended, and Danny Wisdom who has a groin injury.

Other matches this weekend:
AFC Fylde (16pts 2nd) v Tamworth (14pts 5th)
AFC Telford (4pts 22nd) v Harrogate Town (16pts 3rd)
Alfreton Town (10pts 12th) v Hednesford Town (11pts 11th)
Boston United (10pts 14th) v Chorley (10pts 13th)
Bradford Park Avenue (6pts 20th) v Solihull Moors (22pts 1st)
FC United of Manchester (11pts 10th) v Corby Town (11pts 9th)
North Ferriby United (11pts 8th) v Gloucester City (10pts 15th)
Nuneaton Town (14pts 6th) v Gainsborough Trinity (12pts 7th)
Stockport County (16pts 4th) v Brackley Town (7pts 19th)
Worcester City (5pts 21st) v Curzon Ashton (7pts 18th)

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