Crow completes comeback to sink Saints

Brackley Town's David Moyo holds off Lowerstoft Town's Jack Ainsley at St James Park
Brackley Town's David Moyo holds off Lowerstoft Town's Jack Ainsley at St James Park

Lowestoft Town recorded their first Vanarama Conference North away win in a terrific second half fight back to leave Brackley Town back in trouble with a 3-2 victory at St James Park.

For Saints it was a bitter defeat that sees the sides swap positions in the table with Lowestoft following Danny Crow’s late winner.

Saints earned a halftime lead through Ryan Rowe’s fine tenth minute strike before Billy Turley’s superb flying save denied Crowe just moments later.

A fine goal by David Moyo, sliding in to finish Greg Kazaboni’s cross ten minutes after the restart, doubled Saints’ lead before the Trawlerboys’ fightback began with Crow’s precise free-kick that reduced the deficit with 20 minutes remaining.

The equaliser soon followed as Jake Reed wriggled free from the attentions of two defenders to fire past Turley who twice saved well from Dean Mason and Ross Jarvis to keep the scores level.

At the other end the visitors were indebted to keeper Ashlee Jones who kept Ebby Nelson-Addy out after a fine move and great hold-up play from Rowe. Lowestoft increasingly enjoyed the greater possession and clearer chances, and the winner came from Crow in the 83rd minute, heading home from Lee Smith’s deep cross as the comeback was complete.

Will Green saw his header turned around the post by Jones and the keeper blocked Kaziboni’s rocket that could have claimed a point for Saints before substitute Bradley Woods-Garness hit the bar for the visitors but Lowestoft ultimately deserved the win in a high energy game of many chances and great goals.