Boss wants to face Lowestoft’s strongest team

SEMI-FINAL TIE: Newmarket boss Kevin Grainger wants to take on a strong Lowestoft team
SEMI-FINAL TIE: Newmarket boss Kevin Grainger wants to take on a strong Lowestoft team
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Newmarket Town manager Kevin Grainger is hoping that Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final opponents Lowestoft Town name a full-strength side at Bloomfields — home of Needham Market — on Tuesday (7.45pm), writes Liam Apicella.

On occasions, teams within the Ryman League set-up have opted to rotate their starting line-up in the Omni Freight Services Ltd-sponsored competition in a bid to keep their players fresh for the 46-game league programme.

However, Grainger believes being up against The Trawlerboys’ strongest options will benefit his men.

“We could have got Lowestoft, Leiston or Needham Market and the one we wanted is the one we got,” he said.

“I hope they put out a full strength side because that suits us.

“They could end up taking us lightly and if that happens, we can cause a surprise.

“If we work as hard as we can, get a bit of luck, then it will be interesting. It is a big ask, but not impossible.”

Were the Jockeys, who last won the tournament in 1999, to beat a side that operates two divisions above them, the final will take place on Monday, May 8 (7.30pm) at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Read more at: http://www.newmarketjournal.co.uk/sport/football/seven-suffolk-fa-finals-set-to-be-held-at-colchester-united-at-the-end-of-the-season-1-7853836