Lowestoft Town FC honoured in open-top bus parade

Ady Gallagher, joint manager, Craig Fleming, Director of football and Micky Chapman, joint manager Joint managers Ady Gallagher (l) and Micky Chapman (r) with director of football Craig Fleming (c) with the bus as it tours Lowestoft to celebrate the club's promotion to the Football Conference

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The manager of a newly promoted football club that toured their coastal town in an open-top bus said he hoped fans would "keep coming next season".

Lowestoft Town has been promoted to the Football Conference for the first time in its history.

Players, management and backroom staff earlier boarded the bus for the parade from Crown Meadow to the Marina Theatre.

Joint manager Micky Chapman said the day "belonged to the fans".

Back row: Robert Eagle, Bally Smart, David Tarawali (Now Kirkley & Pakefield), Danny Cunningham (Now Bury Town), Erkan Okay, Jack Ainsley, Sam Gaughran, Bradley Woods-Garness, Chris Henderson, Stuart Ainsley The Trawlerboys will be playing in the Football Conference next season for the first time in their history

He said the supporters had been there for the "the club through thick and thin".

"It's great to see them here and hopefully they'll keep coming next season," he said.

The bus was laid on by the Eastern Daily Press and the Lowestoft Journal.

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