Proud moment

ROGER Wosahlo has been an official of Ipswich Wanderers for almost 20 years.And the development officer enjoyed one of his proudest moments when Wanderers beat Lowestoft Town 2-1 in the fourth round of the FA Carlsberg Vase at Crown Meadow on Saturday.

By Elvin King

ROGER Wosahlo has been an official of Ipswich Wanderers for almost 20 years.

And the development officer enjoyed one of his proudest moments when Wanderers beat Lowestoft Town 2-1 in the fourth round of the FA Carlsberg Vase at Crown Meadow on Saturday.

The Ridgeons League club have been drawn at home to AFC Totton in the last 16 - with the game taking place at Humber Doucy Lane on Saturday, February 10.

Wanderers manager John Clarkson said: “Roger had a tear in his eye at the final whistle on Saturday. He said it was the best performance he had seen by a Wanderers side.

“We were the better team from beginning to end and should have won inside 90 minutes.

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“We had seven new players from the time we lost 4-1 to Lowestoft in the league and our preparation was spot on.”

Wanderers face three big home cup games within the next two months - starting tonight.

They meet Needham Market this evening in the quarter-final of the Ridgeons League Cup, and after their tussle with Wessex League Premier Division Totton they are set to entertain Ipswich Town in the semi-final of the Club Colours Suffolk Premier Cup on March 13.

Totton are currently second in the table with one defeat in 20 matches, and Clarkson added: “A home draw is all I wanted.

“Whenever we meet for a place in the last eight we knew it would be tough.

“Totton play in a tough league and are having a very good season.”

Totton travelled to Bedfordshire to beat Potton United 1-0 in the fourth round last weekend and they have reached the fifth round twice before.

Clarkson, who will have a parade of his “walking wounded” before naming a side tonight, is still holding out hopes that he can complete the signing of 25-year-old Togo international Guyazou Kassim.

He was told last week that work permits are not issued to clubs outside the Football League. But he is hoping that Chesterfield can help him.

“We have contacts with Chesterfield and their chief executive has been in contact with our chairman Ed Nicholls to confirm that they looking into signing the midfielder and then loaning him back to us.”

n Fellow Suffolk club Mildenhall Town have been drawn against Billingham Synthonia in the Vase fifth round.

The Ridgeons League leaders must travel to the north east to play a side mid-table in Northern League One. Trevor Munns' side will be boosted by having lost just one away league game - at Needham Market.

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