Search

Lubo Guentchev getting back to his best – Lowestoft Town boss

11:03 13 April 2012

Lowestoft Town director of football Craig Fleming.

Lowestoft Town director of football Craig Fleming.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2012

Lowestoft Town director of football Craig Fleming believes Lubo Guentchev is close to rediscovering the form that made him the talk of the Ryman League Premier Division earlier this season.

The Bulgarian hit an injury-time winner to settle the Suffolk derby against Bury Town on Saturday and keep Lowestoft’s hopes of automatic promotion alive.

Guentchev looks to be hitting form at just the right time after a mystery virus earlier this campaign saw him struggle to scale the heights he attained earlier this season.

However, Fleming insists the former Hendon man can play a crucial role in the last four games of the season and any potential play-off matches.

“I was delighted for Lubo to get the goal – he has worked hard for that. He came to us last season and was brilliant towards and he carried that form on into the next.

“However, he was quite ill and it was a real worry for him at the time. It affected his form and he wasn’t producing what he is capable of.

“We took him out of the firing line and have been trying to introduce him back into it and it is paying dividends – he looks to be getting back to where he was, which is great news for him and us.”

The three points were particularly welcome for the Trawlerboys after a disappointing 2-2 draw against lowly Leatherhead last Saturday.

The management team demanded a response from their players and they delivered, culminating in Guentchev’s winner after earlier goals from Dean Sinclair and Sam Gaughran had twice pegged Bury back.

Fleming stressed the importance of maintaining positive mindset in the end of season run-in and believes there could yet be more drama in the title race.

“I’ve tried to talk to people around the club about the importance of maintaining a positive outlook,” he added.

“I don’t expect people to look at our peformances through rose-tinted glasses – we know the performance against Leatherhead wasn’t good enough.

“But everyone connected with the club has got to realise that staying positive can only help – we’re still in a good position.”

“I’m not just talking about supporters; I’m talking about the players, the management team and the committee as well - we are all in it together and to stay on this upward curve we mustn’t get too down on ourselves.”

1 comment

  • Have any of the Lowie management team got any hair? LOL

    Report this comment

    Captain

    Friday, April 13, 2012

Other Diss sport

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham during their 1-0 Norfolk Senior Cup win against Hempnall last weekend. Picture: Eddie Deane

Diss Town look to build on midweek cup success today when they host Norfolk rivals Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Yesterday, 20:01

Two teams from the Almary Green Anglian Combination have been handed exciting draws in the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Yesterday, 09:55
Jack Such celebrates his try in Holt's win at Old Cooperians. Picture: Stuart Young

Diss and Holt meet in a competitive match for the first time this century tomorrow afternoon (3pm) in what should be a derby to savour in London 2NE.

Thu, 15:42
EARNING HIS SPURS: East Harlings Cameron King in action during his two-goal performance for Norwich Citys Under-21 development team, who beat Spurs 3-1 Carrow Road. Photo: BILL SMITH

Diss U11 10 East Harling 0. Diss made it five league wins from five with an emphatic win over a determined East Harling side.

Most Read

06:35
David Healy was on target the last time Norwich City got a point from Sheffield Wednesday in 2003. PA Photo: Steve Parkin.

Norwich City’s wretched run against Sheffield Wednesday drew a predictably dismissive response from Neil Adams.

Read more
45 minutes ago
Lewis Grabban hammered his penalty against the bar in the recent 1-0 Championship defeat at Fulham. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams is adamant Norwich City’s sporadic goal output in the Championship is not down to a lack of confidence.

Read more
07:30
Norwich City boss Neil Adams knows Sheffield Wednesday are in a Championship trough along with his own side. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams detects the same flaws and fragility in Sheffield Wednesday as his own Norwich City.

Read more
07:00
Steven Whittaker accepts the pressure is on Norwich City's squad. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Steven Whittaker realises it is time for Norwich City’s squad to deliver after dropping their Championship standards.

Read more
The annual Norfolk junior county tennis awards have been presented, including to (from left) Alex Mcnaughton, Tom Watkinson, Scott Whiting, Danni Long Martinez and Emily Barrett.

Over 75 young tennis players have been assessed for Norfolk team selections at East Anglia Tennis & Squash Club in Norwich.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition