SOMETIMES you see a team in action and think: “What are you doing in this league?” That may be a good thing and a bad thing. In the case in Lowestoft, they are champions-in-waiting playing a fast flowing football that would grace two or three league above them.
So, The Rocks can hold their heads high with this performance and know that being second best in this game and probably in this league is no disgrace.
East Thurrock produced wave upon wave of attacks in the first half without really penetrating apart from when top scorer Sam Higgins broke free had just the keeper to beat but the tight angle saw him shoot meekly into the keepers arms.
Lowestoft looked dangerous. When Gary McGee burst free, lobbed keeper Richard Wray but could only see the ball bounce off the bar, you felt that it was just a matter of time.
Rocks hit back with a rasping drive from Ellerbeck, signed from Wealdstone, that Reynolds was grateful to parry away.
East Thurrock opened the scoring in 53rd minute when Higgins chipped the keeper but you can’t keep a good team down and a minute later Town equalised.
Worse was to come for The Rocks when Town went into the lead with a wonderful free kick by Joe Francis.
The Trawlerboys were able to close the game down led by Scottish international Gary Holt to extend their grip on the league.
Rocks boss was obviously disappointed but they also look certainties to be in the play-off shake up. This time the timing and momentum will be better and should see them gain the promotion they richly deserve.