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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 0 Rushall Olympic 4
Saturday 28th February
The Pics became the first team to complete the double over Lynn this season with a four goal margin.
In a fast paced start there were chances at both ends with Sam Mulready forcing Pics 'keeper Ryan Price into a good save
on 20 minutes and Jackson Ramm doing well to block a shot from the visitors.
Rushall took the lead from the penalty spot on 37 minutes, skipper Gavin Caines sending Alex Street the wrong way after
Aris Christopherou had been grounded by Ross Watson.
Lynn's best chance of the first half came just before half time when Jordan Yong's cross found Ramm on the other flank and his effort went just over.
Sometimes Lynn come out a different time after the break, usually a better one: but not on this occasion.
Going forward far too many crosses were over hit but even if the had been delivered accurately there were too few bodies in the box.
It was, however, individual mistakes at the back that was Lynn's undoing.
On 52 minute Aaron Williams took advantage of non-existant marking to force home a Kris Taylor corner and further comical defending
followed when Henry Eze missed a clearance allowing Aris Christophorou time to play the ball across to Caines to poke home on 77 minutes.
The dismal day was completed three minutes from normal time when Alex Street, out of his area, overhit a ball to Yong who couldn't control it allowing
Aaron Williams to dribble home.
Lynn: Street, Ramm (Spriggs 64), Yong, Eze, Fyatt, Watson, Bell (Stocker 85), Quigley, Frew (Bridges 64) Mulready, Winn. Subs: Bridges, Spriggs, Stocker, McLeish, Colman
Rushall: Price, Melbourne, Hawker, Taylor, Christophorou, Caines, Heath, Palmer, A. Williams, Roberts (Gascoigne, 77), Leslie (Reid, 81). Unused: Smith, C. Williams, Duggan. Booked: Palmer. Goals: Caines (pen, 37, 75), Williams (52, 87).
Lynn hope to complete the signing of 27 year old Polish attacking midfielder Jacek Zielonka from Lowestoft Town
in time for Tuesday's visit to play-off chasing Ashton United.
Zielonka signed for Lowestoft at the begiming of October, making his debut as substitute in the FA Cup victory over Tamworth.
He made a total of nine appearances for the Trawlerboys, his last being a substitute against AFC Fylde on 4th January, scoring within a minute of taking the field.
He trialed with Histon before signing for Lowestoft, his previous clubs being Polish sides - Lubonski KS, 1920 Mosina, Concordia Elblag, Pomezania Malbork.
The Referee's a Gentleman
Sunday 22nd February
All too often referees get a bad press and unwarranted abuse. Here's a good news story.
The referee appointed to officiate at the Reserves' home game against
Needham Market Reserves on Saturday was Michael Robertson-Tant who
lives in Colchester. This meant a 170 mile round trip. To alleviate
the expenses incurred by the Reserves management committee and of his
own volition, Mr Robertson-Tant only claimed for 100 of the 170 miles
travelled. As an acknowledgement of this kind gesture, an e-mail of
thanks was sent on behalf of all connected with the reserves. Mr
Robertson-Tant's response is as follows:-
It was an extreme pleasure to be in charge of your game today. You have
a fantastic set up, excellent management team and a great bunch of
players. Your captain was great. I wish you well for the rest of the
season. I will be pestering the league committee for a return trip!!!
Until then please do take care and if there are any questions about my decisions, then please do ask.
Yours in sport
What a gent who obviously cares about his football.
Skelmersdale United 1 King's Lynn Town 1
Saturday 21st February
Lynn are still looking for their first victory over Skelmersdale but got a creditable point in a thrilling draw against the league leaders.
A Sam Mulready wonder-strike from some 30 yards gave Lynn a 7th minute lead which was nearly doubled some 9 minutes later when Peter Winn
forced a finger-tip save from home 'keeper Steve Jones.
The home side began to dominate possession with and Alex Street produced some good saves to deny Dan Mitchley and Kenny Strickland.
After a quiet start to the second half chances came at each end through Winn and Scott Bakkor but both 'keepers were on form.
On 67 minutes the home side drew level. Former Linnet Valtar Fernandes crossed the ball to Mitchley who set up the dangerous
left winger Ben Tollitt to score.
Street once again kept Lynn in the game with an outstanding save to deny Mitchley.
Both teams had chances to claim all three points before the home side were reduced to ten men following a clash between Dan Quigley and Tollitt which saw
Quigley booked and Tollitt dismissed.
Skelmersdale: James, Fernandes, Holden, Mcintosh, Bodie, Kirkbride (Wright), Strickland, Burton, Mitchley, Whittington (Bakkor), Tollitt. Unused subs: Wylie, Mooney, Meaney. Booked: Mcintosh, Whittington. Sent off: Tollit. Scorer: Tollit 68
Lynn: Street, Ramm (Spriggs), Yong, Eze, Fryatt, Watson, Bell, Quigley, Frew (Smith), Mulready, Winn. Unused subs: Stocker, McLeish, Pearson. Booked: Eze, Fryatt, Bell, Quigley, Frew, Mulready, Smith. Scorer:Mulready 7
It was announced on social media shortly after the game that Gregg Smith had signed for Spalding United.
Nantwich Town 2 King's Lynn Town 1
Saturday 14th February
The Dabbers presented new manager Phil Parkinson with three points to help ease their relegation fears but Lynn were left to rue their missed chances in an improved display.
The home side dominated possession in the early exchanges as Lynn took time to settle but they began to create chances of their own with Ross Watson shooting over the bar
and then Ryan Fryatt just failing to connect onto a David Bell corner.
Jackson Ramm and Steve Spriggs then combined but the latter's angled drive went just wide.
The home side took the lead against the run of play on 39 minutes when Matty Kosylo latched onto a long ball and outpaced Henry Eze and Fryatt to put the ball past Alex Street.
A bright start for the visitors was rewarded on 62 minutes when Fryatt headed home Bell's delivery.
Lynn went the winner with an Eze shot hitting both posts and Gregg Smith having a shot cleared off the line.
All the good work was undone when a poor delivery from a Bell free kick allowed Steve Jones to race through to beat Street with a curling finish.
Nantwich: - Smith, Moyo, White, Bailey, M.Jones, S.Jones, Plant, Clayton (74), Harrop (Blake 82), Kosylo (Hudson 72). Subs: Winslade, Hudson, Blake, Johnson, Dowling. Booked: Platt. Scorer: Kosylo 39, S Jones 71
Lynn: Street, Ramm (Mulready 77), Yong, Eze, Fryatt, Watson, Bell, Quigley, Spriggs (Frew 77), Mettam, Winn (Smith 56) .Subs: Frew, Mulready, Smith, Stocker, Pearson. Booked: Quigley, Watson, Bell. Scorer: Fryatt 63
King's Lynn Town 1 Workington AFC 2
Saturday 7th February
Workington deservedly went home with all three points as Lynn fell to their sixth home league defeat of the season.
Workington, without a substitute 'keeper on the bench, may have been on the end of a very different scoreline had Jonny Jamieson been shown red rather than yellow following
his foul on Michael Frew just outside the box on 36 minutes.
Prior to that the Reds had bossed the opening exchanges and apart from a fifteen minute spell around the controversial incident with Jamieson, were
dominant throughout the first half.
It was, ironically, during one of Lynn's brighter periods that the visitors took the lead. Substitute Alex Salmon combined with Anthony Wright for the former's shot to hit the bar and Gareth Arnison was on hand to head in the rebound which
was adjudged to have crossed the line by the referee's assistant.
The Red's nearly scored again just before the break but Ross Watson's last-ditch challenge denied Arnison.
Play became scrappier in the second half with the visitors looking the more likely to score and this they did on 75 minutes through player-manager Gavin Skelton.
Henry Eze was caught in possession allowing Skelton to run through and score past Alex Street.
Lynn managed to pull a goal back with two minutes remaining on the clock when Leon Mettam headed home Ross Watson's cross but the equaliser never materialised and
had it have done, it would have been undeserved.
Lynn: Street, Watson, Yong. Eze, Fryatt, Spriggs, Bell, Quigley, Frew (Smith 66), Mettam, Winn. Subs: Smith, Ramm, Stocker, Colman. Booked: Bell, Watson, Smith. Scorer: Mettam 88
Workington: Jamieson, Simpson, Rowntree, Wordsworth, Calvert, Skelton, Newby (Mwasile 66), McLuckie (Salmon 31) Arnison, Wright, Tinnion. Subs: Murray, Hindmarch, Smith, Salmon, Mwasile. Booked: Jamieson, Wordsworth. Scorer: Arnison 38, Skelton 75
King's Lynn Town Reserves came back from 2-0 down to claim a point against Debenham LC. Robbie Palmer scored both goals, the first from the penalty spot as Lynn passed the 50 league goal mark.
Lynn: Pearson, McLeish, Spittlehouse, Burch, Palmer, White, Biles, McQuaid (Setchell), Fryatt (Dougal), Stannard, Frohawk (Daw). Booked: Stannard.
Marine 1 King's Lynn Town 2
Saturday 31st January
Lynn came back from a goal down to record their first away win since the opening day of the season.
Marine fielded four players that are on-loan/work experience in a starting line-up that included just two that featured when the Mariners
visited the Walks earlier in the season.
Lynn welcomed back Ross Watson and Michael Frew into the starting line-up but Sam Mulready was sidelined with a hamstring injury.
First half chances were at a premium with Lynn slow to settle. The home side took the lead on 31 minutes from the penalty spot when Jordan Yong was adjudged
to have fouled Lewis Codling and Lloyd Ellams scored from the spot.
Lynn gave warning of what was to come later when, in the closing minutes of the first half, they created their first real chances.
Ross Watson warmed the hands of home 'keeper Matt Cooper who then did well to save Frew's follow-up.
Henry Eze then saw his effort headed off the line in the dying seconds of the half.
Eze went close again soon after the restart but his header drifted wide.
The equaliser came on 67 minutes when Joel Bembo-Leta, under pressure from Leon Mettam, deflected an incoming cross which was judged to have crossed the line before being clutched by Cooper.
The winner came on 69 minutes when Mettam applied the final touch to Steve Spriggs' cross.
Lynn still had Alex Street to thank for two saves in a minute as Lynn deservedly claimed the points.
With the long wait for an away league win over hopefully it will just be a matter of time before the other "hurdle", an away clean sheet,
is overcome, last season it did not arrive until April.
For Marine their record reads one win in sixteen, whilst they may be trying to strengthen to avoid relegation it seems they still have a way to go.
Marine: Cooper, Clair, Short, Willis, Bembo-Leta, Blake (Nicholas 85), Menagh (Langos 67), C Peers, T Peers, Ellams (Fearnehough 80), Codling. Unused subs: Wainwright, Mitchison. Booked: Blake. Scorer: Ellams (31 pen)
Lynn: Street, Watson (Smith 85), Yong, Eze, Fryatt, Bridges (Spriggs 29), Bell, Quigley, Frew, Mettam, Winn. (Ramm 80) Subs: Ramm, Spriggs, Smith, Stocker. Booked: Fryatt, Frew, Ramm. Scorer: Bembo-Leta 57 (o.g), Mettam 69
Lynn Reserves ran out 6-2 winners against their counterparts from Braintree.
Lynn went into a two goal half-time lead through Robbie Palmer and Jack Frohawk.
Three minutes into the second half Palmer scored from the spot but almost immediately the visitors pulled a goal back.
A James Dougal header restored the three goal margin but the visitors pulled back again before the scoring was completed with another two goals from Palmer, one from the spot.
Lynn: Pearson, Palmer, McLeish, Burch, Spittlehouse, Stannard, Biles, Fryatt, Frohawk, Daw, McQuaid. Used subs: White, Setchell, Dougal. Booked: Fryatt
Scorers: Palmer 4 (2 pen), Frohawk, Dougal
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
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