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King's Lynn Town 3 Hitchin Town 2
Saturday 16th March
Hitchin came to The Walks having conceded just one goal in the last five games so presenting Lynn with a two-goal lead after twelve minutes seemed unlikely but that is what happened, although the windy conditions
did have a say in proceedings.
Aaron Jones sat the game out, beginning his three-match suspension, with Ryan Fryatt filling the right-back role and Joe Robinson coming in at centre-half.
Lynn, with the wind behind them, wasted no time with Adam Marriott seeing his first-minute shot go just wide and four minutes later Lynn went in front.
A Hitchin free kick saw Michael Clunan break away down the right and his ball found Marriott in space to easily beat defender Jack Greene and plant the ball past visiting ’keeper Tiernan Parker.
The wind played a part in Lynn’s second goal, holding up a clearance from the Hitchin defence and allowing Chris Henderson latch onto the ball and set up Jordan Richards to score from the edge of the area, his first goal for the club.
Marriott then tested Parker with a shot which the ’keeper parried but the Canaries managed to regroup from the shocking start and
Isaac Galliford slid a shot wide of Alex Street’s right-hand post.
Lynn produced a couple of efforts from Henderson and Frazer Blake-Tracy but the visitors pulled themselves back into the game three minutes before half-time A free kick conceded by Michael Gash saw the ball floated in
the ball was floated into the area and nodded down by Dan Webb for Ezra Forde, who tapped home from close range.
Gash had a chance to restore the margin two minutes later. He received a ball from Clunan at the far post but his close-range volley was turned away by Parker for a corner.
The wind, if anything, grew stronger and played a part in Lynn’s third goal on 62 minutes. A free kick was floated into the box and in the ensuing panic Noah Chesmain, pressured by Rory McAuley, touched the ball into his own net.
Marriott had a chance to put the result beyond doubt but prodded wide and a tense finish ensued.
Jay Bird had a 25-yard shot tipped away by Street but moments later he put in a similar shot which gave Street no chance and brought the score back bring the score to 3-2 on 70 minutes.
Street did well dive at the feet of Ezra Forde and then Jay Dowie missed a good chance with two minutes left when he fired wide.
Lynn: Street, Robinson, Blake-Tracy, Jarvis, Fryatt, McAuley, Clunan, Richards, Gash, Marriott, Henderson (Hawkins 81). Subs: Hawkins, Parker, Mellors-Blair, Limb, Congreve. Booked: McAuley, Robinson. Richards, Clunan. Scorers: Marriott 5. Richards 12, Chesmain own goal 62
Hitchin: Parker, Green, Chesmain, Dowie, Webb, Bickerstaff, Cain, Draper, Forde (Belgrove 88), Galliford, Bird (Penfold 85). Subs: Cue, Ryan, Penfold, Belgrove, Mensah. Booked: Dowie, Draper, Webb. Scorers: Forde 42. Bird 70
Rushall Olympic 2 King's Lynn Town 1
Saturday 9th March
Lynn’s third visit to Coles Lane ended, like the previous two, in defeat.
Joe Robinson was the only change to the Lynn starting line-up that defeated Coalville with Rory McAuley dropping to the bench.
Taking a place on the bench was Harry Limb who returned from a loan spell at Pinchbeck where he had scored four goals from ten appearances (nine starts).
The home side shaded the first half in terms of possession and Lynn were fortunate to go into the break with a 1-0 lead.
The first chance of the game came on nine minutes Sam Whittall for the Pics heading a Joe Hull flick-on just over the bar and then on 24 minutes Danny Waldren nipped in between Alex Street and Ryan Fryatt but his lob over Street hit the top of the bar.
Shouts for a home penalty on 34 minutes for a foul on Joe Hull were waved away by the referee Jamie O’Connor and five minutes later Lynn took the lead with their only shot of the first half that was on target. Adam Marriott played the ball to Chris Henderson who drew Matthew Sargeant in the home goal to finish with a neat angled shot.
There were a couple of chances at either end after the restart, Aaron Jones seeing a free kick going inches over the bar and, two minutes later, Street tipped a curling distance shot from Ash Sammons over.
Lynn introduced substitutes Ryan Hawkins and Craig Parker on 70 minutes and they had hardly settled when the home side got a deserved equaliser when a Tyler Lyttle pull-back was thumped home by Hull.
With nine minutes remaining Lyttle turned from provider to scorer when his free kick from the edge of the box gave Street no chance.
The Pics nearly extended their lead on 79 minutes when Orrin Pendley’s shot was blocked.
With to minutes remaining Lynn looked to have been handed a lifeline when home substitute and former Linnet Messiah McDonald was adjudge to have handled the ball but Michael Clunan saw his shot saved by Sargeant diving to his left.
Worse was to follow when Jones received a straight red for a late tackle on Ben Lund.
Lynn’s final chance for a point saw Hawkins put a free kick high over the bar.
Rushall: Sargeant, Lyttle, Adelekan, Whittall, Hull, Pendley, Maye, Smikle, Waldron (Lund 83, Smith 89), Sammons, Soleman (McDonald 78). Unused subs: Sunn, Lund, Parker. Booked: Sammons. Scorers: Hull 72, Lyttle 81
Lynn: Street, Jones, Blake-Tracy, Jarvis (Limb 83), Fryatt, Robinson, Clunan, Richards, Gash, Marriott (Parker 70), Henderson (Hawkins 70). Unused subs: Mellors-Blair, McAuley. Booked: Limb. Sent off: Jones. Scorer Henderson 39
King's Lynn Town 4 Coalville Town 1
Saturday 2nd March
Coalville's play-off credentials were called into doubt by a Lynn team that brushed aside the challenge of their seventh placed visitors.
A deserved 4-1 win, with results elsewhere going Lynn's way, opened up a lead of four points over fourth placed Rushden & Diamonds.
The inclusion of Rory McAuley was the only change to the starting line-up with Joe Robinson dropping to the bench. Coalville fielded the same starting eleven that had defeated Halesowen in midweek, including former Linnet Kalern Thomas.
Michael Clunan had an early corner tipped over the bar by Raven's 'keeper Richard Walton and on seven minutes Lynn were awarded a penalty, rather harshly, when a Ryan Jarvis shot hit the hand of a visiting defender. Justice was, perhaps, done when Clunan's spot kick clipped the outside of the post.
Lynn had the majority of the early possession, Adam Marriott producing Lynn's next chance with a stinging shot that was blocked by Walton.
On 26 minutes Lynn took the lead with a neat move by Marriott who slipped the ball through the legs of a visiting defender for Chris Henderson to thump home.
The score was levelled, however, five minutes later when a poor defensive clearance found Andrew Wright who hammered the ball past Alex Street.
Marriott then had a shot that was deflected wide whilst at the other end
Wright tried his luck with a free kick from distance but Street was able to palm the ball away to safety.
Two minutes before the break Lynn went back into the lead when Michael Gash headed home Frazer Blake-Tracy's cross at the far post.
Any hopes Coalville had of getting back into the game were dealt a severe blow just 27 seconds after the restart. A neat move involving Gash and Marriott resulted in the latter playing in Henderson who scored his second of the game with a shot into the right hand corner.
Coalville had little to offer in response, Tom McGlinchey having the best effort, beating three players but then seeing his dinked shot drift wide of the post.
With a minute of normal time remaining Lynn rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot. Substitute Ryan Hawkins was bundled over by Kieran Fenton and Marriott rounded off a fine performance by the Linnets.
Lynn: Street, Jones, Blake-Tracy, Jarvis (Parker 90), Fryatt, McAuley, Clunan, Richards, Gash, Marriott (Mellors-Blair 90), Henderson (Hawkins 83). Subs: Hawkins, Bastock, Mellors-Blair, Robinson, Parker. Booked: Henderson, Clunan. Scorers: Henderson 27, 46 Gash 43. Marriott 89 pen
Coalville: Walton, Dean, Thomas, Towers, Fenton, Doyle-Charles, Shaw (Omotola 60), Wright, Perry (Berridge 70), Mitchell (Burrows 70), McGlinchey. Subs: Coton, Burrows, Browne, Berridge, Omotola. Booked: Doyle-Charles, Towers. Scorer: Wright 31
It was reported in the match day programme that Jake Kerins has been transfer listed by the club. Kerins joined the club in January and has made four appearances.
Bedworth United 0 King's Lynn Town 3
Saturday 23rd February
Having managed just the one point from their last four visits to the Oval, Lynn easily picked up all three points against a side that look doomed to relegation with a polished professional performance.
The home side had the first chance on two minutes with Alex Troke forcing Alex Street into an early save pushing the ball onto the upright and behind.
It took the lead with their first meaningful attack on ten minutes Jordan Richards’ collected the ball on the edge of the area and his shot from 18-yards strike took a deflection which fell kindly for Adam Marriott to score from ten yards.
Further chances fell to Lynn with Ryan Jarvis trying his luck from distance, his shot deflecting inches over the bar and on 29 minutes Chris Henderson had an even better chance
when he miskicked from eight yards following a pass from Michael Clunan.
Henderson did not have to wait long to add his name to the score sheet with a stylish finish on 41 minutes after Michael Gash had won the ball.
Home 'keeper James Fogg did well to deny Marriott a second goal soon after the restart as the home side started to rally but failed to make any impact on the Lynn defence.
Substitute Ryan Hawkins made sure of the points in the 74th minute when he latched on to Street's long clearance to produce a smart angled drive that beat Fogg.
A flurry of late half chances for the home side failed to produce a consolation with Troke having their best opportunity of the day but he shot well over from 14 yards.
Lynn: Street, Jones, Blake-Tracy, Jarvis, Fryatt, Robinson, Clunan (Parker 66), Richards (Mellors-Blair 77), Gash (Hawkins 61), Marriott, Henderson. Subs: Hawkins, Mellors-Blair, Parker, McAuley, Bastock.
Scorers: Marriott 10, Henderson 41, Hawkins 74.
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
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Next directors' meeting
: Thursday 28th Mar.
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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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