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the senior football club in King's Lynn, King's Lynn Town - "The Linnets"
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The Archive contains the historic information on King's Lynn Football Club from the Linnets' Crest to every league table involving Lynn since 1897 plus all Lynn's FA Cup, Trophy, Vase, Amateur Cup and League/League Cup results.
King's Lynn 2 Fakenham Town 0
Monday 22nd May
The name of King's Lynn appears on the list of Norfolk Senior Cup winners for the twenty-first time following the Linnet's victory over a spirited Fakenham Town side at Carrow Road.
It was, however, a rather soft penalty that saw Lynn into a half time lead. On twenty minutes Ghosts' 'keeper Tom Rix rushed out to beat Ryan Harnwell to the ball and made slight contact - enough to
convince referee Darin Geary to award the spot kick which Michael Clunan dispatched for his 13th goal of the season.
It was unfortunate for former Linnet Rix who made had produced a good save earlier keeping out Sam Warburton's header and denied the same play
on 27 minutes.
For the Ghosts, another former Lynn player, Kyle Plumb had seen his effort end with an equally impressive save from Alex Street.
Lynn should have made it two just before the break when Ryan Fryatt saw his effort roll just wide of post.
Trailing by just the one goal, Fakenham seem to gain belief they could get something from the game and put up a spirited resistance with Plumb
putting an effort just wide of the post and then Ashley Jarvis had an effort blocked which saw Ghosts' appeal for a penalty waved away.
Lynn's counter saw Ryan Harnwell's run into the area end with a tackle from Sam Garner at the expense of a corner from which
Warburton's kick found the head of Ryan Fryatt who powered home at the back post.
King's Lynn: Street, Fryatt, T Ward, Gaughran, Yong; Shipp (C Ward 90), Clunan, Zielonka, Warburton (McQuaid 85), Hawkins, Harnwell (Lennon 79). Unused subs: Pearson, McLeish.Booked; Hawkins. Scorer: Clunan (pen) 21, Fryatt 71
Fakenham: Rix, Sam Garner, Youngs (Williams 76), Gilchrist, Stuart Garner, Abbott, Harvey (Akers 79), Franks, Dye, Plumb (Glover 79), Jarvis. Unused subs: Cary, Colman
Lynn have confirmed that Jacek Zielonka has been released by the club. Joining from Lowestoft Town initially on dual registration in March 2015 he made
115 appearances scoring eight goals.
Changes to Non-League set-up
Season 2017-18 will the last for the current set-up of non-league it is proposed.
Although the National League will be unchanged for steps 1 and 2, the 2018-19 season will see a fourth division
at step 3 and a seventh division at step 4.
The new division will cater for those clubs in the middle of the country and could easily include Lynn should they not be promoted at the end of the coming season.
The four "Premier" divisions at step 3 will have 22 clubs and those feeder leagues below 20.
So basically at Lynn's current level it is a move from three divisions of 24 to four divisions of 22.
In order to facilitate the changes the 2017-18 season will see just the one club relegated from each of the three existing "Premier" divisions.
So May 2018 will three clubs relegated leaving sixty-nine clubs to be arranged over four "Premier" divisions
plus three teams promoted, rather than the existing two, from each of the feeder leagues which brings the total to 87.
How the final 88th place is to be filled has yet to be announced although it could be the club with the best points per game record of the three relegated.
News is also awaited on how promotion/relegation will work between the four "Premier" divisions and the National North and South.
Southern League Line-up 2017-18
Saturday 15th April
The composition of Southern League Premier Division for 2017-18 looks to be:
Banbury United, Basingstoke Town, Biggleswade Town, Bishop's Stortford (R), Chesham United,
Dorchester Town, Dunstable Town, Farnborough (P), Frome Town, Gosport Borough (R), Hereford (P),
Hitchin Town, Kettering Town, Kings Langley, King's Lynn Town, Merthyr Town, Redditch United,
Royston Town (P), Slough Town, St Ives Town, St Neots Town, Stratford Town, Tiverton Town (P), Weymouth.
The only team Lynn have never met before is that of Royston Town who have former Lynn manager Tommy Taylor managing their reserve side.
Tiverton Town were last at The Walks in 2008, Gosport Borough 1983 and Hereford 1971.
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
Minutes of past meetings can be found on this website.
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Next directors' meeting: to be advised.
In line with our policy of openness and honesty, Trust members have the opportunity to attend Trust committee meetings, but should
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The aims of the Blue & Gold Trust:
To lobby, publicise and campaign to encourage the owners of KLTFC to take into account the interests of supporters
in its decision making.
To act as an independent forum to raise the concerns of the supporters of KLTFC.
To enable a democratically elected Director of the Trust to represent the views of the supporters and influence the decision making of the owners of KLTFC.
To raise funds to enable the Trust to be in a position to purchase a stakeholding in the club, thus ensuring democratic supporter representation in the running of the club and that funds raised are used appropriately to benefit the long term stability and future of KLTFC for its supporters and the community.
To ensure that KLTFC meets the highest standards of business management.
To strengthen the bonds between KLTFC and the community it serves, and to represent the interests of the community in the running of the club.
To promote, develop and respect the rights of the members of the community served by KLTFC and the Trust.
To encourage the club to play competitive football at the highest possible level.
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