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the senior football club in King's Lynn, King's Lynn Town - "The Linnets".
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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.
Covering nineteen divisions in 2017-18.
Dunstable Town 0 Kings Lynn Town 4
Tuesday 17th October
Last season Lynn recorded some good, perhaps surprising, victories. The 4-0 win over Chippenham Town and 5-2 against Slough being examples but then they let themselves down with points dropped against
lower opposition; the home defeat against St Neots and draws against Cambridge City and Cirencester come to mind. In fact out of a possible 42 points against the bottom six clubs Lynn managed just 18. Not so this season.
Although it is early days Lynn have secured maximum points so far in their meetings with the bottom six, the only blip being the goalless draw against currently seventh from bottom Frome Town.
Against Dunstable Town, Lynn came up against an in-form keeper, albeit a stand-in one, otherwise the margin of victory might have been much greater.
Kieran Ogden denied Tom Siddons and Michael Clunan but Lynn took a deserves lead on 27 minutes when Ryan Hawkins broke into the box and lifted the ball over Ogden to score.
Lynn had to wait until five minutes after the break to increase their lead, Ogden being the villain this time, bringing down Sam Gaughran and Clunan scoring from the resultant penalty.
The final two goals came from defenders, both scoring for the first time this season. Sam Gaughran got on the scoresheet with a back post header on 76 minutes and Ryan Fryatt completed matter with a final minute header from substitute Simon Lappin's free kick.
Lynn: Street, Norman, Blake-Tracy, Gaughran, Fryatt, Jarvis, Clunan (McQuaid 77), Parker, Gash, Siddons (Holt 56), Hawkins (Lappin 63). Subs: Ward, Lappin, Hilliard, McQuaid, Holt.
Booked: Fryatt. Scorers: Hawkins 27, Clunan 50 (Pen), Gaughran 76, Fryatt 90
Photo Liam Smith (L-Smith Photography)
Toby Allen signs for Lynn
Monday 16th Ocotober
Lynn have signed 17 year old (b. 25.05.2000) Toby Allen from March Town United.
Allen scored a hat-trick against Lynn Reserves when the clubs met earlier in the season and he currently totals nine goals from thirteen appearances (eleven starts)
for the Hares this season plus a further 9 goals from six appearances with the Hares Under 18 side.
He was in his second spell with the Hares having played for Outwell Swifts for a time last season scoring 10 goals from 13 appearances.
Norfolk Womens Cup draw
In the second round of the competition Lynn have been drawn at home to Norwich City.
Tie scheduled for Sunday 19th November.
Kings Lynn Town 3 Kings Langley 2
Saturday 14th October
Lynn moved up to second in the league with their first victory over Kings Langley who belied their lowly position in the league.
Lynn made one change to the starting eleven that defeated Hitchin with Tony Siddons coming in for Ryan Fryatt.
Missing from the substitutes bench was Grant Holt who was serving a one match suspension from his time with Hibernian.
Lynn got off to good start taking the lead on four minutes.
The Langley defence was unable to clear a shot from Frazer Blake-Tracy, the ball going to Craig Parker who found Michael Clunan to score.
The visitors created chances with Ryan Hawkins giving the ball away and allowing Mitchell Weiss in on goal, Alex Street saving at his feet.
Them Brendan Ocran saw his shot cleared by the Lynn defence after a save from Street.
Lynn then doubled their lead on 20 minutes with a neat passing move ending with Cameron Norman putting the ball into the box for Tony Siddons to slot home.
Lynn had dominated to that point but Langley came more into the game aided by stray passes from the home side and "switching off" at times.
Langley and deserved their goal two minutes from half time Calum Adebiyi heading home, the ball having judged to have crossed the line before Tom Ward's attempt to clear off the line .
Lynn restored their two goal lead five minutes after the restart when a Norman ball into the box caused problems for the home defence and Parker stole the ball and his scuffed shot went under 'keeper Hampton and looked bound for the net, Siddon nipping in to add the final touch and claim the goal.
Eight minutes later Langley scored again, substitute Steve Ward getting behind the Lynn defence.
The visitors were reduced to ten men when Adebiyi received his second yellow of the afternoon.
Lynn had the ball in the net through Tom Ward but it was ruled out for a foul on the keeper and then
Ryan Jarvis put a shot over.
Lynn were reduced to ten men when substitute Toby Hilliard marked his 100th first team appearance by picking up two yellows.
So a hard earned victory with Lynn conceding only their second and third goals at The Walks this season. Away games to follow against the two weakest defences in the division
Lynn: Street, Norman, Blake-Tracy, Gaughran, Ward, Jarvis, Clunan, Parker (Whayman 79), Gash, Siddons (Hilliard 63), Hawkins (Lappin 68). Subs: Hilliard, Fryatt, Lappin, Whayman. Booked: Hilliard, Gash. Sent off: Hilliard (two yellows) Scorers: Clunan 4, Siddons 20, 50
Kings Langley: Hampton, Pattison, Adebiyi, Connolly, Johnson, Folaran, Ocran, Hitchcock, Weiss, Price (Ward 57), Turner. Subs: Keating, Coldicott-Stevens, Ward, Kenny, Collins. Booked: Adebiyi, Hitchcock. Sent off Adebiyi (second yellow). Scorer: Adebiyi 43, Ward 58
Over at Soham Town Rangers Craig Gillies scored on the 90th minute of his one month loan debut to earn Rangers a 2-2 draw at Aveley.
Reserves add to squad
Thursday 12th October
Lynn Reserves have added 21 year old midfielder Harry Baldry to their squad.
A junior with Hungate Rovers he was scouted by Peterborugh United at the age of 14 and played for the Posh at Under 16, Under 18 and Reserves levels.
He played for a Spalding under 21 team against Lynn Reserves in pre-season but joined Wisbech in July making
ten appearances (four starts) scoring once.
Kings Lynn Town 2 Hitchin Town 0
Tuesday 10th October
Former Canaries duo debuts against Canaries.
For a match report . .
Lynn announce signing of former Canaries
Monday 9th October
Lynn have announced the signing of former Norwich duo midfielder Simon Lappin and striker Grant Holt.
Lappin is 34 year old (b. Glasgow 25 Jan, 1983) who had a brief spell with York City last season signing in November 2016 making seven appearances.
Lappin spent nearly seven years with St Mirren making 178 appearances before signing for Norwich City in January 2007 for approximately £75,000.
He stayed with the Canaries (126 appearances, 4 goals), with loan spells at Motherwell (14 appearances 2 goals) and Cardiff (2 appearances), until the end of January 2013 when he moved to Cardiff City.
Although he signed for Cardiff he made no appearances for them in their time in the Premier League and had a loan spell with Sheffield United and in August 2014 he moved to St Johnston, where he stayed until
the end of the 2015-16 season making 27 appearances (3 goals).
The ex-Scotland under-21 international, and wouldbe commercial pilot, although released by York City was linked with a possible return pending a full recovery from a ruptured Achilles.
Grant Holt is a 36 year old (b. Carlisle 12/04/1981) striker who was released by Hiberian at the end of last season having helped them to promotion to the Scottish Premier with seven goals from 39 appearances.
He is no stranger to non-league football with his early career seeing spells at Barrow, Workington and Halifax Town and the a period with Sengkang Marine in Singapore.
He was signed by Sheffield Wednesday towards the end of the 2002-04 season (30 appearances - 4 goals) and then moved on to Rochdale in January 2004 staying there until
January 2006 (83 appearance 42 goals) when he moved to Nottingham Forest for a £300,000 fee. He stayed there until the summer of 2008 (96 appearances 21 goals) a period which also saw a loan spell at Blackpool (4 appearances).
Next up was Shrewsbury Town who paid a then club record fee of £175,000. Fifty appearances, 28 goals later he joined Norwich City in July 2009 for £400,000.
In his four years at Carrow Road he made 168 appearances scoring 78 goals and was names City's Player of the Season three times and was elected to City's Hall of Fame.
In July 2013 he moved to Wigan for a £2,000,000 fee.
Although at Wigan until January 2016 he had loan periods at Aston Villa (10 apps 1 goal), Huddersfield (15,2), Wolves (4,0) and Rochdale (14, 2).
On release from Wigan, having made 27 appearances, 2 goals, he rejoined Rochdale until the end of the 2015-16 season (14 appearances - two starts, two goals).
He joined Hiberian in July 2016.
Weymouth 3 Kings Lynn Town 1
Saturday 7th October
Lynn have the possession but Weymouth get the goals as Terra's keeper gets man-of-the-match with only his second appearance of the season.
At Woodbridge the Reserves also concede three in the battle of the top two.
For a match report . .
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: Thursday 26th October at the Crown & Mitre 7.30pm.
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.
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