JACK Storer’s early goal proved in vain as Stratford Town were beaten 2-1 at home by Lowestoft Town to bring their two-game winning run to an end.
Storer opened the scoring after just five minutes only for Jake Reed and Marcus Wilkinson to strike later in the half and condemn the Bards to defeat.
The result leaves Stratford in 13th place in the Southern League Premier Central table – three points clear of the relegation zone.
And the Bards made the perfect start when William Grocott’s long ball sent Storer through on goal who outmuscled his opponent before firing Stratford into the lead with a confident finish.
Lowestoft worked their way back into the game and drew level when Reed nodded home for a simple goal on 21 minutes.
Tim Flowers side responded with a series of chances as Ahmed Obeng went close on two occasions before Storer almost added his second of the game.
However, the Trawler Boys made Stratford pay on 40 minutes when Wilkinson forced the ball home from a corner after a goalmouth scramble in which the visitors hit the post twice.
The Bards created further chances in the second-half with substitute Harry Wakefield’s shot just evading the post before Ash Sammons and Storer were both denied in the final quarter of an hour as Stratford failed to break through.
Stratford are next in action at home to Needham Market tonight (Tuesday, December 7) with kick-off at 7:45pm at The Arden Garages Stadium.