Lowestoft Town are aiming to return to winning ways as they prepare for league and cup action once more in the week ahead.

Two more "tough" tests will be played within the space of four days as The Trawlerboys look to respond after back-to-back defeats.

Lowestoft were without the injured Owen Murphy for the past two matches as the defender faces six to eight weeks on the sidelines as he recovers from a dislocated shoulder.

Striker Jake Reed (illness), and attacker Adam Hipperson (work), both missed the long trip to East Sussex last Saturday as the Blues bowed out of the Isuzu FA Trophy with a 4-1 defeat at higher league Lewes.

Harvey Sayer had given Jamie Godbold's men the lead, but despite battling well the home side hit back with two goals in both halves to progress.

The Trawlerboys returned to Pitching In Isthmian League North Division at the Fosters Solicitors Community Stadium on Tuesday evening as they hosted Ipswich Wanderers.

With Reed and Hipperson returning to the starting line up, midfielder Dave Hinton missed out.

Lowestoft took a 13th minute lead through Reed, but two goals in the space of 10 first half minutes saw the visitors triumph.

On Saturday, fourth placed Lowestoft head to Essex again to play sixth placed Enfield in the league, before they host Leiston FC in the Endeavour Automotive Suffolk Premier Cup quarter final on Tuesday, October 17, 7.45pm kick off.

Blues boss Jamie Godbold said: "Saturday will be another really tough game, and we will go there with the aim of getting a winning run going again and also with a little bit of a point to prove after two losses.

"On Tuesday we host Leiston in what will be another very tough game with the message to the players to do our best to win the game and progress into the semi finals."