Welcome . . . . . to the Official Website of the Blue & Gold Trust for all the followers of
the senior football club in King's Lynn, King's Lynn Town - "The Linnets"
Independent of King's Lynn Town Football Club, here we we cover news from The Trust, the 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.
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.
Marine v King's Lynn Town
Lynn welcome back Michael Frew and Jackson Ramm from suspension when they travel to Merseyside on Saturday to take on third-from-bottom Marine.
Results have not gone too well for the Mariners since they were defeated 3-1 at The Walks in October with just the one win in fourteen league games but the line-up against Lynn at
the Arriva Stadium looks likely to be very different to that which played at The Walks.
In order to beat off the threat of relegation the weekly playing budget had been increased by a total of 35 per cent in two stages
since the beginning of the year, the payment of additional wage costs being funded privately by a group of lifelong fans.
Manager Carl Macauley added to his squad with the arrival of Liam Blake and Jamie Menagh on loan from Chester,
midfielder Carl Peers from AFC Liverpool and Jay Colbeck from Warrington Town.
Last Saturday saw further additions with striker Tom Peers, another loanee from Chester, and defender James Short
returning after a short spell at Premier Division rivals Skelmersdale United.
Peers made an immediate impact on Saturday against Rushall, putting his side ahead before a last minute equaliser;
the Mariners third successive 1-1 draw.
Further additions have been made this week with 6ft 3inch striker Dan Cockerline joining on work experience from Sheffield United and
defender Liam Willis on a month's loan from Barrow. Cockerline scored three goals in eight appearances during his work experience period with Grantham last month.
Ground: The Arriva Stadium, College Road, Liverpool. L23 3AS
Admission: Adults: £10.00 Concs £5.00 under 11's free with paying adult
|Past meetings between Mariners and Linnets
Date F-A Lynn scorers
Oct 1980 A 1-1 D Wiles
May 1981 H 2-0 Chapman 2
Sep 1981 A 0-1
Feb 1982 H 1-2 Biggins
Mar 1983 A 0-5
Apr 1983 H 1-1 Bircumshaw
Jan 1985 H 1-2 Coupe (FAT)
Oct 2009 A 1-0 Palmer (FAT)
Oct 2009 A 1-1 Robinson
Sep 2013 H 2-3 Gulliver, Duffy (p)
Dec 2013 A 3-2 Duffy (p), Hall, Quigley
Lynn Reserves entertain their counterparts from Braintree at The Walks on Saturday. Lynn won the reverse fixture 5-0 when the teams met in September.
Last Saturday's postponed game at The Walks against Team Bury has been re-arranged for Tuesday 17th February.
Peter Winn arrives on loan
Wednesday 28th January
Lynn have announced the signing of 26 year old left-sided winger/striker Peter Winn on a month's loan from Chester.
Beginning his career at Scunthorpe United he was on their books for five years, making his Scunthorpe debut at the age of 16 when a second-year scholar.
He made four appearances for Scunthorpe and had loan spells with Northwich Victoria, Barrow and Gateshead.
He moved to Stevenage in 2010 making 28 appearances and had loan periods with Cambridge United and Grimsby Town
leaving Stevenage in 2012 and joining Conference National side Macclesfield Town a month later.
He made 67 appearances for Macclesfield before joining Chester in June 2014.
He has made twelve appearances (seven starts) for Chester this season, scoring one goal.
Jake Jones departs
Monday 26th January
The club have confirmed the departure of Jake Jones who has joined league rivals Halesowen Town.
The 21 year old originally joined the Linnets on a month's loan from Tamworth in September 2013
and returned to Lynn the following January having has his contract with The Lambs cancelled by mutual consent.
He made a total of 59 appearances for Lynn, scoring 11 goals.
Grantham Town 3 King's Lynn Town 3
Saturday 24th January
With Lynn having not won away in the league since August and Grantham having not won at home since early November perhaps a draw
was the inevitable outcome of this game.
Yet with half an hour gone Lynn looked to be cruising, dominating midfield and two goals in four minutes putting them in control.
The home side had started brightly but Lynn settled to the difficult pitch and came into the game taking the lead on 22 minutes when an interchange
between David Bell and Steve Spriggs resulted in Bell's cross finding Sam Mulready who scored from 3 yards.
Four minutes later Lynn went two up when Spriggs was adjudged to have been fouled by Scott Hellewell and Leon Mettam scored his first goal for Lynn from the spot.
On 31 minutes, however, indecision in the Lynn defence saw them fail to clear a free kick and Ben Saunders prodded home from 10 yards.
Whilst Lynn may have bossed midfield in the first half it was the hosts who took control after the break and they equalised on 51 minutes through
Hellewell with a simple goal from 3 yards after Lynn had failed to clear a centre.
Lynn went behind for the first time five minutes later when Eze was dispossessed by Paul Grimes and his ball through gave Saunders his second goal of the afternoon.
Eze redeemed himself with an equaliser three minutes from time when he headed home from Dan Quigley's knock on.
Grantham: Haystead, Purcicoe (Kay 32), Rawden, Johnson, Hellewell, Miveld, Meadows, Lewis, Grimes, Saunders, Emmott. Subs: Kay, Bilyk, Newman, Divver, Rhule. Booked: Miveld, Haystead Scorers: Saunders 31, 57. Hellewell 52
Lynn: Street, Stocker (Smith 61), Yong, Eze, Fryatt, Bridges, Bell, Quigley, Mulready, Mettam, Spriggs. Subs: Smith, McLeish, Biles, Colman. Booked: Mettam, Bell, Smith, Street, Mulready, Eze. Scorers: Mulready 22, Mettam 26 (pen), Eze 87
After the game it was announced that Jake Jones is the subject of an approach by Halesowen Town.
George Thomson departs
Tuesday 20th January
Lynn have lost the services of leading scorer George Thomson who is to join Vanarama Conference side Chester FC with who he had a trial
A sell-on clause has been agreed should the 22 year old move on for a fee in the future.
He joined Lynn on 15th November 2012 initially on dual registration with Histon, making his debut against Belper two days later.
George Thomson's football career saw him at Mowbray Rangers before joining Nottingham Forest's Academy.
After three years there he had a season with the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain where he played for Jerez Industrial, being loaned to Hinckley United
for a couple of games in December 2011.
After impressing during pre-season at Histon he was signed by Dennis Greene and he made 7 appearances (inc three as sub) before joining Lynn.
2012-13 - 30 (+2) 5 goals
2013-14 - 45 (+6) 11 goals
2014-15 - 34 (+2) 21 goals
At Lynn he has scored 37 goals from 119 appearances in all competitions.
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
Minutes of past meetings can be found on this website.
Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings
Next directors' meeting
: Saturday 7th March 11 a.m. at the Crown & Mitre.
In line with our policy of openness and honesty, Trust members have the opportunity to attend Trust committee meetings,
Any Trust member wishing to attend a committee meeting should register their interest via the "contact us" facility on the website
or by contacting the Secretary on 07710 937103.
It is stressed that this invitation is open to Trust members only, and that
attendance will be limited to two applicants per meeting, priority being allocated on a first come first served basis.
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