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the senior football club in King's Lynn, King's Lynn Town - "The Linnets"
Independent of King's Lynn Town Football Club, here we aim to be more than a site representing the Trust. As you might expect we cover news from The Trust, the fortunes of The "Linnets" past and present, host an active Linnets' Fans' Forum but go further by maintaining comprehensive statistics relating to steps 1-4 of the Non-League Pyramid including the Turnstile League.
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 Town v Blyth Spartans|
Saturday 8th March
It's eighth against seventh on Saturday with both teams still clutching to outside chances of a place in the play-offs.
Blyth's away record has not helped their play-off ambitions with their only wins coming at the grounds of clubs occupying three of the
bottom six positions in the table.
Ryan Fryatt is expected to be out for about 4-6 weeks following the knee injury picked up on Tuesday.
Lynn have Jake Jones sitting out a one match suspension but Peter Bore returns to help provide defensive cover.
Blyth's only other visit to the Walks was in October 2008 when Spartans won 3-2 in a season which ended with them recording just three away league victories.
||Wroxham 3 King's Lynn Town 2|
Tuesday 4th March
Lynn fell to a surprise defeat at Wroxham against the Ryman League Division One North strugglers.
The early chances fell to the home side with Joe Marsden heading over from a Ross Durrant corner and then Durrant's long range effort was tipped over by Ashley Timms.
Lynn applied pressure of their own but saw their efforts blocked and on 18 minutes Ryan Fryatt brought down Guyton and Marsden put the Yachtsmen one up from the spot.
Three minutes later and the home side could have been two up when Guyton just failed to make contact on Remy Gordon's driven ball in
and then Daniel Self saw his header saved by Timms.
Lynn created a few chances as half time approached with a little magic from Jake Jones who beat three players only to drag his shot wide.
Thomson then saw his shot go wide from the edge of the box as Lynn went in at the break with just the penalty separating the sides.
Manager Gary Setchell's half time talks may have inspired many comebacks this season but not on this occasion. Wroxham should have gone two up
four minutes after the restart when a through ball from Gordon saw Durrant round Timms but he sliced his effort wide when off balance.
Lynn had no such luck on 53 minutes when Durrant stole the ball from Ryan Clarke and his shot was spilt by Timms into the path of Guyton's to slot home from eight yards.
Lynn had claims for a penalty turned down on 68 minutes when Dan Quigley appeared to be grounded by home 'keeper Robert Juhasz.
On 77 minutes Lynn pulled a goal back, David Bell's free kick was deflected through the wall and although Juhasz parried the ball it fell to Massiah McDonald to score.
With ten minutes left McDonald went close to levelling the scores but the fightback effectively ended five minutes later. A Short corner found Marsden in space and he fired the ball in for Durrant to tap in at the back post.
Into injury time and Sam Mulready hit the post and a couple of minutes later headed in Bell's cross but it was too little too late.
Wroxham: Juhasz, Marsden, Halliday, Rust (Price, 52), Self, Harty, Drake (Cary, 64), King, Gordon, Durrant, Guyton (Sanders, 79). Subs not used: Groves, Doyle. Booked: King, Harty.
Goals: Marsden (pen, 18), Guyton (53), Durrant (85)
Lynn: Timms, Thomson, R. Clarke, Fryatt (Yong, 74), Lee, Bell, Mills (Hall, 61), Quigley, Jones, McDonald, Mulready. Subs not used: E. Clarke, Stocker. Booked: McDonald.
Goals: McDonald (77), Mulready (90+4).
||Rob Duffy departs|
Monday 3rd March
The club have parted company with leading scorer Rob Duffy, a decision reached by mutual consent.
Duffy joined Lynn in August 2013 having been released by Lincoln City. The 31 year old scored 13 goals for Lynn in 28 appearances, 7 of the goals coming from the penalty spot.
||Ashton United 5 King's Lynn Town 1|
Saturday 1st March
Although Ashton had only lost twice at home this season Lynn might have hoped to get something from this game as the hosts had not won in four games and had reported that their squad was down to the bare-bones going into this fixture.
Lynn, however, conceded five goals in a league game for the first time since the club reformed.
Lynn had a chance in the first minute when a Ryan Clarke ball over the top found Jake Jones but his shot was saved by Paul Philips in the home goal.
Then on six minutes Aaron Chambers pulled the ball back across goal but there was no one on hand for what would have been a simple prod in.
The long ball over the top and the speed of the home side forwards was causing trouble for the Lynn defence.
Ashton took the lead on 14 minutes through Jack Higgins after Lynn failed to clear a free kick and Higgins was on hand to prod the ball home.
The second goal was all Lynn's undoing, David Bell was dispossessed of the ball which was fed through to Dale Johnson who turned marker Ryan Fryatt and curled the ball past Ashley Timms on 29 minutes.
Lynn pulled a goal back just before half time when Bell jinked his way past three defenders to score but within a minute further sloppy defending restored Ashton's two goal margin through Martin Pilkington.
The impressive Matthew Kosylo made it 4-1 within five minutes of the restart with Lynn looking for offside.
Ten minutes later Lynn's hopes of getting something from this match faded further when Bell saw his penalty kick saved after Dan Quigley had been fouled.
Dale Johnson scored his second of the afternoon with eleven minutes remaining beating three Lynn players before curling home.
With four minutes remaining Ryan Fryatt was shown a straight red card for a lunging tackle on substitute Matt Chadwick.
Ashton:Phillips, Lynch, Pearson, Gorton, Higgins, Young, Kosylo (Chadwick), Gee, Johnson, Pilkington (Haslam), Chalmers (Rick) Subs: Baguley, Halford, Scorers: Higgins 15. Johnson 29,69 Pilkington 45, Kosylo 50. Booked: Chalmers, Lynch,
Lynn: Timms, R Clarke, Yong, Lee, Fryatt, Mills (Thomson), Hall, Quigley, Duffy (McDonald), Bell, Jones (Mulready). Subs: McDonald, Mulready, E Clarke, Thomson, Sanders. Scorer: Bell 45. Sent off: Fryatt. Booked: Mulready
||Droylsden 1 King's Lynn Town 2|
Tuesday 25th February
Droylsden: Dootson, McNamara, Hibbert, Lynch (Knowles, 53), Murphy, Sharry, Parker, Freakes, Madeley (Wharton, 45), Rouse, Matthews (Gonzales, 79). Subs not used: McLoughlin, Fortuna.
Booked: Rouse, Wharton.
Goal: Madeley (30).
Lynn: Timms, R. Clarke, Yong, Lee, Fryatt, Mills, Hall, Bell, Mulready (McDonald h/t), Thomson (Duffy h/t), Jones (E. Clarke, 80).
Booked: Fryatt, Bell, McDonald, Hall.
Goals: Fryatt (68), Jones (74).
||Lynn sign Ashley Timms|
Monday 24th February
Lynn have signed goalkeeper Ashley Timms.
Although rumours had linked Timms with a move to The Walks some weeks ago he signed for Bradford Park Avenue recently but a change of job and, as a result, travelling, has seen him leave
the Horsfall Stadium having not played a game.
When Timms was signed by Boston United in May 2013 manager Dennis Greene described him as the best keeper in the non-league game.
However he was placed on the transfer list after Greene questioned the player's attitude in the wake of the 3-3 draw with Harrogate in October and he was substituted at half time following United's 3-2 defeat against Brackley on 2nd November, Timms having been adjudged at fault for the first and third goals.
He did not feature for Boston after this and his contract was eventually cancelled by mutual consent, Timms had made 17 appearances,
Timms began his career as a trainee with Premier League side Manchester City but was released in May 2003.
He has played for a number of teams including Wakefield, Altrincham, Mossley, Atherton LR, Curzon Ashton, Mossley, Bacup Borough, Accrington Stanley, Runcorn, Barrow, Stalybridge Celtic, Moor Green, Tamworth and Cambridge City and had trials with Norwich City, Bolton Wanderers, Fulham, Oldham Athletic, Shrewsbury Town, Macclesfield Town, and Leeds United.
He hit the headlines with two stints in prison in September 2008 and December 2011.
He joined Ilkeston at the start of the 2012-13 season moving on to Worksop Town (loan) and then Hemel Hempstead Town in January 2013 ending the season with nine matches at Hinckley United.
||King's Lynn Town 2 Trafford 2|
Saturday 22nd February
Lynn: Killip, R. Clarke, Fryatt, Lee, Yong, Mills (Sanders 82), Hall, Bell, Thomson (McDonald 79), Jones, Mulready. Sub not used: E. Clarke.
Sent-off: Jones (two yellows). Goals: Hall (8), Jones (10).
Trafford: O'Hara, Beadle (Welsh 57), Smart, Mason, Bayunu, Schofield, Payne, Andrews, Oates, Fallon, Hackney (Ashton 76). Subs not used: Palmer, Jones, Heron. Booked: Schofield, Bayunu, Payne.
Goals: Payne (49), Oates (90+1)
||King's Lynn Town 0 Chorley 2|
Saturday 8th February
Chorley completed the double over Lynn in a match of few chances. Despite being without four players, including leading scorer James Dean, the first half saw the visitors quicker to settle but Lynn coming more into the game as the half progressed with
David Bell, making his first start, looking impressive. Alex Street was the busier of the two 'keepers being called upon in the first minute, reacting well to
save a shot from Chris Almond and then smothering a weaker effort from Dale Whitham six minutes later.
Bell's delivery into the box caused the visitors problems, Rob Duffy on the receiving end of one glanced his header wide and then Jake Jones rolling his effort inches off target.
Chris Almond had the ball in the Lynn net on 34 minutes but it was disallowed for offside and four minutes later a Gary Mills snapshot went straight at the keeper.
Bell, who was man-of-the-match, had a quieter second half which saw little threat from the home side as they battled against a strong wind. The match was decided in the final quarter hour.
On 75 minutes substitute Darren Stephenson was on the end of a long clearance from Walmsley and although his shot was met by Street he was on hand to put the followup into the net.
Chorley continued to have the edge and Jack Dorney did well to ride a challenge from Jordan Yong on 67 minutes - had he gone down a penalty would probably have resulted.
Dorney had the ball in the Lynn net on 73 minutes after Street had parried Roscoe's shot but the effort was ruled offside.
Any hopes of a Lynn comeback ended when Charlie Sanders was adjudged to have fouled Dale Whitham who duly converted the spot kick.
Lynn: Street, Clarke, Yong, Lee, Fryatt, Mills (Thomson 58), Hall (Sanders 58), Quigley, Duffy (Mulready 81), Bell, Jones. Subs: Thomson, Sanders, Mulready, Stocker, Frohawk. Booked: Clarke, Quigley
Chorley: Ashton, Walmsley, Jarvis, Ross, O'Brien, Cottrell, Almond (Stephenson 72), Woolcott, Roscoe, Whitham, Dorney. Subs: Vermiglio, Stephenson, Wiles, Zibaka, Grundy. Booked: O'Brien, Whitham
Scorers: Stephenson 75, Whitham 86 (pen)
Dan Quigley's tenth booking of the season means he will miss the games against Trafford and Droylsden.
Lynn have lost the services of midfielder Jack McGovern who, citing work commitments and travelling, has moved to Grantham Town. Signed from Coalville in October, McGovern made 14 appearances for Lynn.
Alex Street is suspended for two games beginning 17th February following his dismissal in Sunday football for CSKA Emneth F.C.
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|Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings|
: 11 am Saturday 22nd March at the Crown & Mitre.
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