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Independent of King's Lynn Town Football Club, here we cover news from The Trust, The "Linnets" past and present, host an active Linnets' Fans' Forum and also maintain comprehensive statistics covering steps 1-4 of the Non-League Pyramid including the Turnstile League.
Farsley Celtic v King’s Lynn Town
Monday 26th August
Lynn are back on the road on Bank Holiday Monday when they travel to Yorshire to take on Farsley Celtic at the Citadel.
Lynn’s only visit to the Throstle Nest, now Citadel, took place when they were last in Blue Square North back in January 2009 when they came away with a 1-1 draw having been denied their first
win in nine league outings by a controversial 93rd minute equaliser which might have been achieved with the hand of Celt’s substitute Scott Broughton.
Lynn had taken a 78th minute lead through Andrew Fisk but had to be content with their 13th draw from 23 league games.
Lynn were relegated that season because of ground grading problems and Farsley did not make it to the end of the following season following financial problems.
A reformed Farsley AFC progressed through the lower leagues returning to the name of Farsley Celtic in 2015 and were promoted to National North at the end of last season.
This season has seen mixed results but the arrival of defender Tom Allen on a month’s loan from York City has seen clean sheets against Spennymoor and Gateshead.
When Darlington went to the Citadel on the opening day of the season, the Darlo manager Alan Armstrong commented the state of the pitch “The grass is extremely long, there were bobbles and it is going to be difficult for any team to come here and play football.”
On the Celts team he said, “They were never going to let us play, but on the other hand they weren’t looking to play.
“They played balls into the corner, they played to their strengths, that’s football.
“They played to the big man and they had runners off him and we didn’t deal with it, we defended so poorly and the lads know it. ”
: The Citadel, Newlands, Farsley,Leeds LS28 5BE
: Adults: £10, Concessions (over 60, under 18 & students): £6, Under 13s & Service Personnel: Free
: There is a large free car park located at the main entrance of the ground.
Please avoid parking on the streets around the ground.
King’s Lynn Town 4 Curzon Ashton 1
Saturday 24th August
Lynn extended their unbeaten run to five matches with a deserved win that moved them two second in the table.
Lynn made two changes from the starting line-up that defeated AFC Telford the previous week with Ryan Jarvis coming in for Chris Smith, who had a sight hamstring problem, and Chris Henderson for Sam Kelly.
Despite kick-off being delayed by some 50 minutes because the Nash suffered transport problems, it was the home side that looked out of sorts and unprepared.
Aaron Jones had an early effort from the edge of the box that went narrowly wide of the post but it was the visitors who dominated and looked sharper creating chances for Rob Evans and Sean Miller before taking a deserved lead on 12 minutes.
Callum Saunders getting on the end of a Miller pass and slotting past Alex Street.
The opening 15-20 minutes belonged to the Nash but Lynn had a chance to equalise immediately after Curzon had taken the lead but Adam Marriott’s shot was tipped onto the post by Cameron Mason.
On 17 minutes the visitors nearly doubled their lead when Sean Miller’s curling effort from some 25 yards hit the bar.
Lynn clawed their way back into the game but it was not until the 33rd minute that they equalised when Marriott scored from the spot after a Jones’ cross hit the arm of Josh Askew.
Lynn began to dominate and took the lead on 39 minutes with Jones again the provider. His cross to the back post finding the head of Michael Gash.
Lynn’s third goal was a repeat of the second only this time it was Nathan Fox who crossed for Gash to head home on 61 minutes to make it 3-1 and the scoring was completed two minutes later when Marriott scored his fifth of the season ending a slick move that involved himself, Alfie Payne and Gash leaving Nash a shadow of the team that started the game.
Lynn: Street, Jones, Fox, Fryatt, Jarvis (Richards 63), McAuley, Clunan, Payne (Carey 73), Gash, Marriott, Henderson (Kelly 54). Unused subs: Barrows,Stewart. Booked: Jones. Scorers: Marriott pen 33, 62 Gash 39, 61
Curzon: Mason, Halls, Askew, Wroe (Elstone 81), Ali, Thornley, Merrill, Evans, Saunders (Banister 71), Miller, Regan (Davies h/t). Unused subs: Wall, Sinclair. Booked: Evans, Halls, Davies, Saunders. Scorer: Saunders 12
Website sponsorship and GDF Update
Thursday 22nd August
The Blue & Gold Supporters’ Trust would like to express their grateful thanks to the Blackfriars Barbershop for agreeing to sponsor this website for the next 12 months.
We wish their business well and sincerely hope that they see benefit from advertising on this website.
Ground Development Fund (GF) – Update
The Trust has received communication from Stephen Cleeve expressing his appreciation for our fundraising efforts towards the GDF. He further informed us that he has ordered the additional turnstiles required to meet the new ground grading standards.
He also attached an invoice for the required deposit.
You will be aware that it was agreed that any funds raised in the GDF (£4,052 at the time of writing) would be used towards the purchase of these turnstiles.
To that end, The Trust has forwarded a cheque for £4,052 to Stadium Solutions who will manufacture the turnstile units.
This sum covers the required deposit less the VAT.
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings
Next directors' meeting
: Thursday 29th August.
In line with our policy of openness and honesty, Trust members have the opportunity to attend Trust committee meetings, but should
register their interest via the "contact us" facility on the website
or by contacting the Secretary on 07710 937103.
This invitation is open to Trust members only, and that attendance will be limited to two applicants per meeting on a first come first served basis.
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.
If you would like to join the Trust to help further these aims, you can do so online here
The Blue & Gold Supporters' Trust Ltd is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
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The Blue & Gold Supporter's Trust is an independent Supporters' Trust and has no official affiliation with King's Lynn Town Football Club