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King’s Lynn Town 5 Leamington 2
Tuesday 12th November
If it is goals that you are seeking then watching league games involving King’s Lynn Town is the place to find them.
Lynn have seen 68 of them this season, an average of four a game, Gloucester are second in the "table" with 59 goals - an average of just under three and a half.
Fortunately for Lynn 40 of the 68 goals are in the "goals for" column, twelve more than league leaders York and 10 more than third paced Chester.
Tuesday evening saw Lynn run out deserved 5-2 winners with Lynn camped in the visitors’ half for the opening period making the fans wait until the 15th minute for the inevitable first goal.
Michael Clunan was grounded in the box but the referee allowed advantage and Adam Marriott was on hand to drill the loose ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net.
Goal number two arrived 12 minutes later, Sonny Carey marking his first league start of the season with his second goal of the week, thumping home a half volley from 25 yards.
Marriott weighed in with his twentieth goal of the season on 34 minutes with a turn and strike in a crowded box to make it 3-0.
The Brakes pulled a goal back seven minutes before the interval. Rory McAuley picked up his fourth booking of the season and from the resultant Dexter Walters free kick Junior English slid in at the front post to turn the ball past Alex Street after the Lynn defence had failed to clear.
McAuley was perhaps lucky to get away with a talking to after March had received an arm in the face, fortunately the resultant free kick went wide of the Lynn goal.
Three minutes after the restart Lynn scored their fourth of the evening, Jordan Richards chested Clunan’s corner home from close range.
With three minutes remaining Lynn were once again guilty of not defending the ball-in from a free kick and Jack Edwards scooped home but Lynn restored the three goal margin with Michael Gash scoring his sixth of the season.
Lynn: Street, Barrows, Fox, Carey (Hawkins 73), Ward, McAuley, Clunan (Payne 81), Richards, Gash, Marriott, Henderson (Kelly 73). Subs: Payne, Kelly, Jones, Hawkins, Stewart. Booked: McAuley. Scorers: Marriott 15, 34 Carey 27, Richard 48, Gash 88
Leamington: Weaver, English (Gittings 74), Morley, Clarke (Dunbar 74), Mace, Lane, Walters (Anderson 70), Maycock, Marsh, Edwards, Carline. Subs: Gittings, Dunbar, Anderson, Taylor, Murphy. Booked: Morley. Gittings. Scorer: English 40, Edwards 87
FA Trophy Draw
Monday 11th November
Lynn have been drawn at home to Hereford.
Tie to be played Saturday 23rd November.
Winners receive £3,750, losers receive £1,250
Bradford (Park Avenue) 2 King’s Lynn Town 3
Saturday 9th November
Lynn arrived late for their first visit to the Horsfall Stadium but left with three points to maintain their second place in the league thanks to a late goal.
A six hour journey to Bradford resulted in a delay to the kick off time but it was Lynn who had the early pressure with the game’s first corner seeing a shot from the edge of the box from Jordan Richards going just wide on eight minutes.
The hosts responded with a shot of their own Lewis Knight just failing to get on the end of Dan Sweeney’s low cross and Mitch Lund’s scuffed effort was blocked.
The only goal of the half arrived on 17 minutes when a poor pass from Rory McAuley on the half-way line let in Lewis Knight raced past him before slotting past Alex Street into the bottom corner.
An Adam Marriott cross for Lynn almost saw and equaliser as Liam Hughes headed the ball just wide of his own goal.
A short corner caught out the home side but ’keeper Joe Green did well to push away Chris Henderson’s low shot.
Lynn were still not at their best and a mistake b new signing Tom Ward allowed Dan Sweeney in but he pulled his shot wide.
Lynn had the last chances of the first half with McAuley heading over Marriott’s free kick and then Marriott heading just wide.
Michael Gash was the first to test Green after the break following a Michael Clunan cross but although he did save that one he failed to punch the ball out and
Marriott forced the loose ball home to put Lynn level just before the hour.
Bradford introduced Oli Johnson for the injured Knight and within two minutes they were back in front. McAuley was again the guilty player, his short back pass allowing Johnson to round Street and slot home.
With seven minutes remaining Lynn equalised again with Marriott passing the ball out wide to substitute Sam Kelly whose cross found the head of Lynn’s leading scored who headed home his
eighteenth of the season.
With three minutes remaining Lynn took the lead for the first time when the hosts failed to clear a corner and substitute Sonny Carey found space to finish low into the bottom corner.
Bradford had a chance to salvage a point when Sweeney tried to take advantage of Street being off his line but his effort from 25 yards out went just past the post.
Lynn’s celebrations were tempered by Gash’s two yellows in as minutes in time added on for time-wasting and then a high foot,
Bradford: Green, Lund (A Johnson 74), Priestley, Lowe, Hughes, Bazeley, Knight (O Johnson 69), Royle, Sweeney, Marriott, Nowakowski. Unused subs: Dickinson, Rathbone. Scorers: Knight 17, O Johnson 71
Lynn: Street, Jones, Fox (Hawkins 80), Jarvis (Carey 58), Ward, McAuley, Clunan, Richards, Gash, Marriott, Henderson (Kelly 58). Unused subs: Barrows, Payne. Booked: Ward, McAuley, Gash. Sent off: Gash second yellow Scorers: Marriott 58, 83 Carey 87
Ward returns to The Walks
Thursday 7th November
Lynn have announced the signing of Tom Ward from Grantham Town who returns to The Walks for his second spell with the club.
The 29 year old first signed for Lynn from St Neots Town in December 2016 on an 18 month contract.
He was not retained by Simon Clark in June 2018 but was invited to return for pre-season, an invitation he declined.
He joined Grantham Town that summer going on to make 55 appearances and scoring two goals for the Gingerbreads.
Kidderminster Harriers 2 King’s Lynn Town 4
Tuesday 5th November
Lynn moved back to second spot in the league with a fine 4-2 win at Aggborough.
Both teams were unchanged from their outings on Saturday and it was Lynn who had the first shot on goal with Adam Marriott’s 20 yard free kick on three minutes going over.
The home side took the lead on six minutes with a left foot volley from recent signing Ashley Hemmings who found the net after good work from Correy Davidson.
Lynn levelled on ten minutes as the home defence looked surprisingly fragile despite their point against league leaders York City on Saturday. Aaron Jones was given plenty of time and space to whip in a cross that Chris Henderson headed home from close range.
Lynn were enjoying the bulk of possession and Marriott had the next chance, his low drive from the edge of the area beaten out by home ’keeper Cameron Gregory.
The dangerous Hemmings replied two minutes later but Alex Street got behind it.
The home side took the lead again on 22 minutes with a Richard Peniket curling shot from the edge of the area which found the net via the far post.
A couple of chances fell to the home side but Lynn equalised on 35 minutes when Gregory failed to hold a Michael Clunan corner leaving Rory McAuley with a simple finish.
Further chances came and went at both ends with a save from Street to deny a Peniket close range header quite outstanding.
A goal five minutes after the restart put Lynn ahead for the first time with Marriott’s sixteenth goal of the season after good work from Jones and Kidderminster never looked like finding away back. Michael Gash nearly made it three within minutes but his effort was blocked by Gregory and Marriott put the rebound over,
It was another Clunan corner on 66 minutes that made sure of the points for Lynn. The home side failed to clear the ball which hit Peniket and Ryan Jarvis was on hand to poke home through a crowded goalmouth.
Kidderminster: Gregory, Austin, Davidson, Butterfield, Moyo, Johnson, Weeks (Prosser 85), Williams (Shenton 69), Chambers (Diau 73), Hemmings, Peniket. Unused subs: Palmer, Higginson. Booked: Butterfield, Williams. Scorers: Hemmings 6, Peniket 22
Lynn: Street, Jones, Fox, Jarvis, Barrows, McAuley, Clunan, Richards, Gash, Marriott (Kelly 90+3), Henderson (Carey 81). Unused subs: Payne, Stewart, Hawkins. Booked: Richards Scorers: Henderson 10, McAuley 35, Marriott 50. Jarvis 65
King’s Lynn Town 2 Altrincham 2
Saturday 2 November
Altrincham’s first visit to Norfolk saw them stretch their unbeaten run in all competitions to six games whilst Lynn are without a league win in five but maintain their remarkable unbeaten run of home league matches stretching back to September 2018.
A goalless first half saw Lynn dominate possession and have the better of the few chances created whilst Alex Street, in the Lynn goal, was not required to make a save although he did cut out a couple of dangerous crosses.
Visiting ’keeper Anthony Thompson did well to keep the first half goalless tipping over an Aaron Jones effort on five minutes and then preventing a close range
effort from Chris Henderson on 20 minutes and another save on 31 minutes to deny Adam Marriott. Altrincham looked dangerous on the break but were quick to put banks of players behind the ball whenever Lynn had possession.
The visitors came more into the game after the restart but it was Marriott that broke the deadlock on 77 minutes, a diagonal ball knocked down by Michael Gash fell to Marriott who, with his back to goal, turned his marker to put the ball under Thompson.
The celebrations were short lived and the scores were level three minutes later, Tom Peers beating his man to centre for Josh Hancock to score.
With six minutes remaining Marriott notched his fifteenth goal of the season - substitute Sam Kelly’s charge down the left saw him cross for Marriott, again with his back to goal, to turn and finish..
In the fourth minute of time added on a free kick conceded by Kelly saw John Johnston hoist the ball into the box and in the resulting scrambleJake Moult managed to force the ball home.
Lynn: Street, Jones, Fox, Jarvis (Kelly 59), Barrows, McAuley, Clunan, Richards, Gash, Marriott, Henderson (Hawkins 59). Unused subs: Carey, Payne Stewart. Booked: Henderson, Jones. Kelly. Scorer: Marriott 77, 84
Altrincham: Thompson, Densmore (Mullarkey h/t), White, Jones, Hannigan, Moult, Johnston, Williams (Richman 66), Hulme (Cessay 66), Hancock, Peers. Unused subs: Harrop. Hall. Booked: White. Scorer: Hancock 80, Moult 90+4
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings
Next directors' meeting
: Thursday 5th December.
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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To lobby, publicise and campaign to encourage the owners of KLTFC to take into account the interests of supporters in its decision making.
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