Date: Saturday, 14th November 2015\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 3pm\r\n\r\nLocation: Whaddon Road, Cheltenham\r\n\r\nGloucester City will be looking to extend their unbeaten form into a fourth game as they welcome Lowestoft Town tomorrow at Whaddon Road.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers looked to be heading for defeat away at promotion-pushing Tamworth last weekend when they went into half-time 2-0 down.\r\n\r\nHowever, a penalty from Jonté Smith kick-started the Tigers comeback and, in the last minute, Joshua Cooke rifled a powerful effort into the net to send the travelling Tigers fans into raptures.\r\n\r\nThe two teams have faced off just twice in league competition before, with both meetings coming in the 2014/15 Conference North season.\r\n\r\nThe last fixture before that, played at Lowestoft’s Crown Meadow, was the first meeting between the sides since the lower league Trawlerboys dumped the Tigers out of the FA Cup, winning 4-2 in the replay.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers have fared better against Lowestoft in the league, however, with both of last season’s matches finishing with victory for the Tigers (the first a 3-0 away win with the Tigers coming out on top 2-0 in the return fixture).\r\n\r\nThe opponents: \r\n\r\nThe club was established in 1887 as Lowestoft F.C. by a merger of East Suffolk and the original Kirkley, and were renamed Lowestoft Town in 1890.\r\n\r\nIn 1935 the club merged with another incarnation of Kirkley, and joined the new Eastern Counties League. They shared the first championship with Harwich & Parkeston, before winning it outright in 1937–38.\r\n\r\nThe following season they won the League Cup with a 4–1 win over Colchester Town reserves, and also reached the first round of the FA Cup for the first time, losing 6–0 at Swindon Town.\r\n\r\nThey won the League Cup again in 1955, and after turning semi-professional in 1962, dominated the league during the 1960s, winning the championship in 1962–63 and finishing runners-up in 1963–64.\r\n\r\nLowestoft then won four successive championships, before finishing second in 1968–69 and going on to win two more titles in the following seasons, as well as winning the League Cup in 1966, 1967 and 1969.\r\n\r\nIn 1966-67 the Trawlerboys reached the First Round of the FA Cup once again, losing 2–1 at home to Orient, and again the following season, when they lost 1–0 at home to Watford.\r\n\r\nThe chance of major silverware came in 2008 when they reached the final of the FA Vase, although they were beaten 2-1 to Kirkham & Wesham.\r\n\r\nIn 2011–12 the club reached the play-off final again after finishing third, but lost 2–1 to AFC Hornchurch after extra time.\r\n\r\nThe club also reached the final of the Suffolk Premier Cup, in which they defeated Bury Town 4–2.\r\n\r\nIn 2012–13 Lowestoft reached the play-off final for the third consecutive season after finishing as runners-up, this time losing 2–1 at home to Concord Rangers.\r\n\r\nIt was fourth time lucky for the Trawlerboys as they were finally promoted to the Conference North via the play-offs after finishing fourth in the league, going on to beat AFC Hornchurch 3-0 in the final.\r\n\r\nTeam news: \r\n\r\nMike Green is still struggling with an ankle injury.\r\n\r\nFemi Orenuga has been ruled out with a hamstring injury picked up at Tamworth on Saturday.\r\n\r\nJack Harris has recovered from the flu.

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