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
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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.
Peterborough Sports 1 King's Lynn Town 1
Saturday 22nd July
Lynn, playing their fourth pre-season friendly, had to settle for a draw against last season's United Counties League champions.
The first half belonged to Lynn with Michael Clunan and Tom Siddons testing home 'keeper Jason Connell before they took the lead through Craig Parker on
the quarter hour. Sports' fortunes were not helped when they lost
former Lynn transfer target Richard Jones to injury.
Siddons saw his effort palmed away soon after the restart but the home side began to pressure and Jordan Mcleod blazed over after Luke Pearson
had fumbled in the Lynn goal.
Avelino Vieira got in a couple of shots, his first being blocked and his second saved by Pearson and then Kieren Shipp was on hand to clear a Mark Jones effort off the line
after the ball had squirmed under Pearson.
Craig Gillies picked up a wrist injury after a fall and was unable to continue with 15 minutes remaining and Sports equalised in the final minute through centre back
Josh Sanders whose overhead kick gave Pearson no chance.
Lynn: Pearson, Minors, Blake-Tracy, Fryatt, T Ward, Jarvis, Clunan, Mettam, Siddons, Parker, Hawkins. Subs (all used): Shipp, Gaughran, Frary, Whayman, Hood, Gillies, Hilliard
First team fixtures announced
Thursday 13th July
Lynn kick off their Southern League campaign with a visit from relegated Gosport Borough on Saturday 12th August followed by away games against Bishop's Stortford the following Tuesday and
Dorchester on Saturday 19th August.
The Christmas period sees St Ives visit The Walks on Boxing Day and a visit to Kettering on New Year's Day.
Possibly the biggest attraction of the season will be the visit of Hereford which is scheduled for Saturday 25th November although should either team be involved in the FA Trophy this could become a midweek fixture.
The full fixture list can be found here.
FA Competition draws
Friday 7th July
In the First Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy Lynn have been drawn at home to Mildenhall Town - tie to be played 28th October.
A return to The Walks for former Lynn 'keeper Dean Greygoose, now Hall's manager
and Stephen Spriggs (24 goals from 45 appearances last season) and Chris Bacon (14 from 36).
Mildenhall make their debut in the competition having been promoted to the Bostik League Division One North.
In the FA Youth Cup Lynn will travel to AFC Sudbury in the Preliminary Round and, if successful, will travel to the winners of the
Ipswich Wanderers v Newmarket Town tie in the First Round. The Preliminary Round tie is scheduled for w/b 4th September.
Lynn are exempt to the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup which is to be played Saturday 2nd September.
Changes to Non-League set-up
Season 2017-18 will the last for the current set-up of non-league it is proposed.
Although the National League will be unchanged for steps 1 and 2, the 2018-19 season will see a fourth division
at step 3 and a seventh division at step 4.
The new division will cater for those clubs in the middle of the country and could easily include Lynn should they not be promoted at the end of the coming season.
The four "Premier" divisions at step 3 will have 22 clubs and those feeder leagues below 20.
So basically at Lynn's current level it is a move from three divisions of 24 to four divisions of 22.
In order to facilitate the changes the 2017-18 season will see just the one club relegated from each of the three existing "Premier" divisions.
So May 2018 will three clubs relegated leaving sixty-nine clubs to be arranged over four "Premier" divisions
plus three teams promoted, rather than the existing two, from each of the feeder leagues which brings the total to 87.
How the final 88th place is to be filled has yet to be announced although it could be the club with the best points per game record of the three relegated.
News is also awaited on how promotion/relegation will work between the four "Premier" divisions and the National North and South.
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 27th July 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.
The Blue & Gold Supporters' Trust Ltd is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
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The Blue & Gold Supporter's Trust is an independent Supporters' Trust and has no official affiliation with King's Lynn Town Football Club