Tuesday 1 January
King's Lynn 2 Bedford Town 1
It may not have been as entertaining the Hemel Hempstead game but Lynn strengthened their position at the top of the league with a deserved victory over Bedford.
Danny Bloomfield was denied an opening goal on ten minutes when the visiting keeper pulled off a one handed diving save to concede a corner.
On 19 minutes, however, Lynn took the lead when a deep cross from Joe Francis found the head of Dan Buhlemann at the far post to give Lynn the lead.
Bedford had few chances on goal - their closest effort in the first half being a free kick from Wolfe hit the bar.
Lynn continued to create chances in the second half - Jack Defty seeing an effort cleared off the line - Steve Melton putting the rebound over the bar.
Lynn went further ahead from the penalty spot on 75 minutes - Joe Francis scoring, Bedford being penalised for "hands".
Bedford pulled a goal back through Grieve in time added on.
Lynn: Howie, West, Chapman, Camm, Crane, Sedgemore, Buhlemann (Fisk 82), Melton, J Defty (Turner 59), Bloomfield (Nolan 67), Francis.
Friday 4 January
The club can today confirm that following talks between Matt Nolan,
Barton Rovers and Linnets manager Keith Webb, confirmed that Matt will
be staying at the walks.
Following a conversation with Keith, Matt has confirmed that he wishes to remain part of the squad and will stay and fight to reclaim a place
in the starting line up.
Saturday 5 January
Hemel Hempstead 4 King's Lynn 2
Lynn fielded the same team that started against Bedford.
Lynn took the lead from the penalty spot on 13 minutes - Danny Bloomfield scoring after Joe Francis had been fouled.
Hemel levelled on 36 minutes from a corner which was taken from the right wing by Matt Gearing, Scott Howie having saved a close range shot with his feet was beaten by Adam Martin who hammered the ball in from six yards.
Lynn regained the lead in the 45th minute when Danny Bloomfield headed home a neat cross from Jack Defty.
On 51 minutes a run by Steve Melton found Jack Defty but his gilt edged chance went high over the bar and in the next minute the scores were level when
Chris Heron fired in from 25 yards leaving Howie helpless.
Chances went from end to and but just as it look as if the game would end in a draw the home side took the lead following a free kick.
the Lynn defence failed to clear and Paul Edgeworth who forced the loose ball in from close range.
Some five minutes into stoppage time a mix-up between Mark Camm and Howie allowed Danny Nicholls to complete the scoring with an easy tap in.
Lynn: Howie, West, Chapman, Camm, Crane, Melton, Buhlemann, Sedgemore, J Defty (Turner), Bloomfield (Nolan), Francis (Fisk).
Unused Subs: C Defty, Murray
Thursday 10 January
Keiran Deane signs
Kieran Deane has signed for the Linnets at Thursday evening's training session held at The Walks. The versatile 21 year old Australian hails from the New South Wales area. He has this season
a couple of appearances for Conference South outfit, Cambridge City. It is expected that he will be available for selection on Saturday.
Saturday 12 January
King's Lynn 2 Rugby Town 0
Lynn thoroughly deserved their victory over Rugby and but for some wayward shooting and a couple of diving saves from the
visiting keeper Faulds the margin could have been bigger.
Jack Defty was the first to be unlucky on 14 minutes when his header from Joe Francis' corner hit the bar.
Shortly afterwards Mark Camm and Jack Defty both were off target.
On 26 minutes Lynn went ahead when Steve Melton's cross from the right found the head Joe Francis who made no mistake at the far post.
Lynn had a purple patch at the beginning of the second but still had difficulty getting the ball in the net.
Danny Bloomfield had a shot deflected away for a corner and then Jack Defty had a header saved at the expense of another corner.
Melton was denied again by Faulds and then Jack Defty had a spectacular overhead bicycle kick which hit the bar.
On 64 minutes Joe Francis' cross found Jack Defty whose headed home from close range.
Rugby were reduced to 10 men when Tom Breward picked up a second yellow
following for a two footed tackle on
More chances were missed with Francis putting in a cross which just lacked the final touch and Dean West joining in with a strike which went high but it was a deserved victory and Lynn stay top of the league.
Lynn: Howie, West, Chapman, C Defty, Crane, Camm (Fisk 80), Melton (Turner 62), Sedgemore, J Defty,
Bloomfield (Nolan 72), Francis.
Unused subs: Fleming, Murray. Att: 1025
to the match the Tapping House Hospice and North Lynn Discovery Centre were
each presented with a cheque for ?2,500. King's Lynn FC, as a result of their
successful 2006-07 FA Cup run, was asked by the FA to nominate two
charities to share the £5,000 from the FA
Community Shield Fund.
Monday 14 January
Kings Lynn FC have today made a club record bid for Cambridge City striker Michael Gash.
This bid however has been rejected by Cambridge. Cambridge City FC are of the opinion that they will shortly be in
receipt of an offer four times bigger than the one made by Kings Lynn FC today.
Whilst the club is still very keen to strengthen its squad it is not prepared to pay very large and inflated amounts
of moneys for players which could possibly put the club's finances under strain.
Saturday 19 January
King's Lynn 1 Tiverton Town 1
Tiverton Town won the first corner of the game but it was Lynn who had the
better of the opening chances with Joe Francis putting into the side netting and
on six minutes Lynn took the lead - a Jack Defty 1-2 with Ben Sedgemore resulted
in the ball being fed to Mark Camm to slot home - his first goal since the 6-1
defeat of Cirencester in September 2006.
Lynn continued to create the most
chances but often the final touch was either missing or off target. On three
occasions Lynn won free kicks just outside the visitors' penalty area but Lynn
failed to capitalise whilst at the other end Howie's legs denied Bockevski
in a rare Tiverton attack.
The second half continued in much the same pattern as the first with Lynn
creating the chances but not converting them into goals. John Turner, on for
Danny Bloomfield, had a good chance but took one touch to many before seeing his
Lynn won three corners in succession but then the game swung to the other end.
First a free-kick taken on the Tiverton's left was flicked on for Bulley
to head wide of an open goal and then Howie made a brave save at the feet of Neale.
It was no surprise when, on 77 minutes, Botchevski's hard, low cross
was smashed in by substitute Gould.
Lynn responded but still the final touch alluded them. Dean West was substituted
as Lynn changed to just three at the back but the goal did not come. A
game that could easily have ended 5-2 finished in a draw and two points dropped
Lynn: Howie, West (Nolan), Chapman, Warren, Crane, Camm, Frew (Deane), Sedgemore, J Defty, Bloomfield (Turner), Francis. Unused Subs: Fleming, Murray
Lynn Reserves game against Haverhill was called off following a 10.30
Lynn A's game against Terrington was also a victim of the weather.
Stephen Spriggs' move to Mildenhall Town has been completed, with today's
Ridgeons Premier Division programme falling to the weather he could make his debut against
Lynn Reserves next Saturday.
Saturday 26 January
King's Lynn 6 Swindon Supermarine 1
Lynn completed their first double of the season although few would have guessed the final scoreline with the clock showing
that 40 minutes had passed.
A bright start by the home side saw two corners in the opening two minutes but play became scrappy and it was clear that the visitors had not come just to defend with Ashley Edenborough looking dangerous but, fortunately for Lynn, unable to get a shot on target.
The game came to life with five minutes of the first half remaining. Francis set off on a left wing run and his fierce shot was parried away by Marine keeper To King into the path of Michael
Frew who scored with ease.
Five minutes later, however, the Lynn defence fell asleep when Chris Taylor, from the edge of the area, lobbed Scott Howie.
Lynn replied immediately when Dean West set up Jack Defty who beat two players before putting Lynn back in front within just seconds of the half-time whistle.
Despite the half time lead Lynn were still given a tongue lashing by manager Keith Webb during the interval and this seem to have paid dividends as Lynn increased their lead within five minutes of the restart - Michael
Frew's right wing cross was missed by Danny Bloomfield but Joe Francis was on hand to shoot home from a narrow angle on the left.
Lynn went further ahead on 62 minutes - Joe Francis scoring from the spot after Jack Defty had been tripped.
Goal number five fell to substitute Matt Nolan when Frew's lob beat the keeper and came back off the bar.
The scoring was completed on 78 minutes when a short corner went to Kieran Deane
whose low shot from some 20 yards managed to find its way through the
crowded goalmouth and past an unsighted keeper.
With nothing to lose, Marine continued to look for scoring chances with Sudbury
Draycott hitting the bar and then Nathan Lightbody forcing Howie into a diving
Lynn: Howie, West, Chapman, C Defty, Crane, Camm (Fisk), Frew (Deane), Sedgemore, J Defty, Bloomfield (Nolan) , Francis. Unused Subs: Turner, Murray
Mildenhall Town 1 Lynn Reserves 0
A controversial goal by Steve Spriggs against his former club decided this game.
There was a hint of offside in the build-up to his 67th minute winner.
Thursday 31 January
Lynn have received international clearance from the USA for Mark Shadrack.
Wroxham and Fakenham Town player will be in the Reserves squad to take on joint
league leaders Needham Market on Saturday.
There have been a few changes with regard to Reserve team fixtures - the most
immediate being the arrangement that brings Lowestoft Town to The Walks on
Wednesday 6 February.
Tuesday 29 January
King's Lynn 1 Hemel Hempstead 1
Lynn maintained their record of having never lost a League Cup penalty shoot-out.
For the fifth time in the competition spot kicks decided the tie after Seamus Kelleher had given Lynn the lead on 68 minutes only for Harry Hunt to equalise four minutes before time.
Attendance 385 - the highest of the eight Fourth Round ties.
Lynn: Murray, Harvey, Lake, C Defty (Miller 105), Buhlemann, Melton (Carey 75), Deane, Fisk, Nolan, Turner, Heath-Preston (Kelleher 64). Not used: McAnally, Keegan.
Booked: Fisk, Kelleher, Deane.
Saturday 2 February
Clevedon Town 2 King's Lynn 2
Lynn made one change from last week with Charlie Defty dropping down to the bench to make way for Mark Warren for Lynn's fifth visit to the Hand Stadium looking first their first league points.
Lynn took the lead on 17 minutes when Michael Frew's cross found Jack Defty who, after a 1-2 with Danny Bloomfield, scored from 12 yards.
Kevin Davies levelled the scores on 36 minutes from the penalty spot after Chapman was adjudged
to have brought down Page.
Lynn retook the lead 11 minutes into the second half when Michael Frew netted from close range after Crane's header had been cleared off the line.
Five minutes from the end Lynn conceded a corner after a goalmouth scramble and Haines cross found centre-half Hendy at the far post who rose unopposed to
Lynn: Howie: West: Chapman; Warren; Crane; Camm; Frew; Sedgemore; J Defty; Bloomfield (Nolan 62); Francis. Subs: Turner; C Defty; Fisk; Murray.
Booked: Camm Att: 212
Elsewhere a goal just before half-time saw Lynn Reserves go down 1-0 to Needham Market at The Walks whilst Lynn A defeated Lynn Napier 3-0.
Saturday 9 February
King's Lynn 3 Banbury United 1
Many Lynn fans believe that Lynn are at their best when kicking towards the Seven Sisters end of the ground - and this is traditionally what happens in the second half. On Saturday Lynn found themselves facing the sun in the opening half but still managed to produce their better football kicking in that direction. They started brightly but fell behind on six minutes when Bridge attacked from the Lynn right, beating Dean West before being brought down by Ben Sedgemore. From the resultant spot kick Fuller sent Howie the wrong way.
Lynn fought back but a combination of the bar and the back of a defender on the goal line prevented Lynn from equalising until the 27th minute when Jack Defty scored from 10 yards. In the next minute Lynn gained the lead - Francis feeding Danny Bloomfield to score his eighteenth goal of the season.
Banbury's defence was far from the biggest in the league and they found Jack Defty a constant problem. Six minutes before the break Lynn completed the scoring - Joe Francis rolling the ball into the net after a Frew cross had escaped the attentions of Defty and Bloomfield.
The second half was something of dull affair in comparison with neither team impressing although Banbury continued to try to get back into the game.
Lynn: Howie, West, Chapman, Warren, Crane, Camm (Fisk), Frew (Turner), Sedgemore, J Defty, Bloomfield (Nolan), Francis. There were bookings for Danny
Bloomfield and Greg Crane - the latter, having reached five bookings, will be suspended for the Halesowen
game. Att: 1174
Before the match a presentation was made to Jack Defty to mark his 250 first team appearances for the club - a milestone achieved last Saturday at
Clevedon. A further milestone was reached at the Banbury game - his 200th Southern League appearance.
Lynn Reserves recorded a 5-0 win at Norwich United their biggest away win
of the season.
Seamus Kelleher put Lynn ahead on six minutes, a lead they held until half-time.
Six minutes into the second half Joe Woods added a second and 11 minutes later
Kelleher added a third with a shot from 30 yards. Mark Heath-Preston was next on
the scoresheet a couple of minutes later with a lob from outside the area.
The scoring was completed 12 minutes fro time when substitute Elliot Fiddy's
cross was dropped into his own net by home keeper James Scott.
Lynn: McNally, Gilchrist, Lake, Buhlemann, Miller, Harvey, Shadrack, Carey,
Heath-Preston, Woods, Kelleher.
Lynn A's game was postponed because of Norfolk U18 call-ups.
Tuesday 12 February
King's Lynn 4 Rugby Town 1
Lynn progressed to the semi-final of the errea cup and in doing so gained revenge for last season's defeat at the same stage of the competition.
For the second successive match Lynn went down to an early goal - Stringfellow
giving the visitors the lead on 10 minutes. Prior to that Lynn had already gone
close with Andrew Fisk hitting the bar. On 16 minutes Lynn equalised - Mark
Heath-Preston's header looked to be going out but Seamus Kelleher nipped in to
bundle it over the line.
Lynn had the better of the scoring chances but it was not until the 61st minute
that they took the lead - Stephen Harvey's cross coming off Heath-Preston and Matt Nolan
With nothing to lose, the visitors attacked and in doing so left gaps which Lynn
exploited in the foggy closing minutes - Nolan slotted home from point-blank range
and goal creator turned scorer when Heath-Preston latched onto Fisk's ball into
space, held off a defender and rolled the ball into the empty net for a
Lynn: Murray, Harvey, Lake, Miller, Buhlemann, Carey, Turner, Fisk, Nolan, Heath-Preston, Kelleher. Subs not used: Setchell, McAnally, Gilchrist, Nicholls, Glover.
Scorers: Kelleher (16), Nolan (61, 89) Heath-Preston (90)
Friday 15 February
The club wish to confirm that Mark Warren's injury is a torn cartilage.
Late on Thursday manager Keith Webb and club secretary Martin Davis met a player with a view to him signing for the club and being available for selection for
Saturday's match at Chippenham Town.
However with all of the relevant paperwork in place at the eleventh hour the player had a change of heart and decided that he did not wish to join the club after all.
It is still the club's intention to have a new signing in place for next
Saturday's home game against Halesowen Town.
Saturday 16 February
Chippenham 2 King's Lynn 2
Lynn came from behind twice in a bruising encounter at Hardenhuish Park
The home side threw everything at Lynn from the start and took the lead on 18 minutes when a high ball into the Lynn area broke to Dave Pratt to give the Bluebirds a deserved lead.
Lynn did manage to apply pressure as the half progressed and the equaliser came on the stroke of half time.
Ben Sedgemore picked the ball up after Chippenham had failed to clear and his
pass to Danny Bloomfield was fed to Jack Defty who scored from close range.
Within three minutes of the restart the home side were back in front.
Dave Pratt got his second of the match after Gullick had found him unmarked.
Lynn levelled on 70 minutes when Price was adjudged to have handled and Joe Francis scored from the spot.
An unpleasant incident involving a number of players in the closing minutes saw Pratt sent off as the pressure began to tell on tempers.
Lynn: Howie, West, Chapman (Fisk), C Defty, Crane, Camm, Frew (Turner), Sedgemore, J Defty, Bloomfield (Nolan), Francis. Booked: J Defty, Crane
Lynn Reserves game against Woodbridge was called off because of a frozen pitch.
In their League Cup game, Lynn A drew at Terrington 2-2 - winning the penalty
Thursday 21 February
Rikki Bains joins on loan from The Lambs
This morning KLFC have secured a month's loan deal with Tamworth FC for the services of 20 year old defender Rikki Bains. Rikki will train with
The Linnets this evening and will be in Keith Webb's squad for Saturday.
A trainee at Coventry City, he joined Tamworth in January 2007 having
previously played for Accrington Stanley and Leek Town.
He has made 17 appearances for The Lambs this season - although he was an unused
substitute when Lynn visited Tamworth in the FA Cup earlier in the season.
Friday 22 February
Gavin Hoyte becomes second loan signing
The Linnets have completed their second signing in the space of 24 hours with the capture of 21 year old
left footed defender Gavin Hoyte. The 6' 3 inch defender is on loan to Lynn from Cambridge United for the rest of the season.
The former Bedford Town captain joined the U's in June 2007 and made eleven
league appearances. If the name sounds familiar it could be because he scored
the first goal against Lynn in the FA Trophy tie last December.
Gavin recently spent time on loan at Hinckley United - scoring both goals in
their 2-2 draw with Gainsborough Trinity.
Saturday 23 February
King's Lynn 1 Halesowen Town 1
Lynn's highest league gate for just short of ten years saw a pulsating game in this Southern League Premier Division 'match of the day' at The Walks.
midweek loan signings Rikki Bains, from Tamworth and Gavin Hoyte, from Cambridge United, went straight into the starting line up.
was the visitors who had the better of the early possession with Scott Howie
making a brave double save on eight minutes to deny first Caskey and then
Lynn began to create chances of their own with Osborne
tipping Danny Bloomfield's shot over for a corner on 20 minutes.
Camm prevented Halesowen taking the lead with a goal line clearance with Howie
beaten whilst on 37 minutes Lynn were awarded a free kick just outside the six
yard area for a back pass - with many Lynn fans believing that it should have
been a penalty for a foul on Bloomfield.
Lynn took the lead on 55 minutes
when a Francis free kick found Jack Defty at the far post who headed back across
goal for Rikki Bains to head in from close range.
The pace of the
first half fell away and it began to look as if Lynn were on their way to three
points but on 86 minutes a corner was only half cleared
to Yeltz's skipper Darren Caskey on the edge of the area and his shot took a
Jay Denny to give Howie no chance. The visitors grew in confidence and Hamilton's
header was only
just over the bar in a tense finale.
Lynn: Howie, West, Chapman, Bains, Hoyte, Camm, Frew (Turner), Sedgemore, J Defty,
Bloomfield (Nolan), Francis. Unused Subs: C Defty, Fisk, Murray.
Elsewhere Lynn Reserves went down 2-1 to a 90th minute penalty at Soham Town to put Rangers top of the
league and Lynn A drew 2-2 with Reffley Royals.
Former Linnets defender Richard Johnston, who will be running the Flora London
Marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer nurses, collected ?304 from Saturday's
Tuesday 26 February
Team Bath 0 King's Lynn 4
The starting line-up might have raised a few eyebrows but it proved that manager
Keith Webb's spying mission on The Students had been worthwhile as Lynn brushed
aside their title rivals - reducing Team Bath's lead to one point with another
interesting clash lined up at the Walks between theses sides in April.
Titles may not be won or lost in February but defeat for Lynn would have been a
First half chances were at a premium but Lynn deserved their half time lead -
the goal coming on 20 minutes when Jack Defty's shot was spilled by Students' keeper and Sami El-Abd attempt to clear ran straight into John Turner to score his eighth goal of the season.
Team Bath applied the pressure at the beginning of the second half but the match turned with the sending off of
defender Matt Lock on 62 minutes for a two-footed challenge on Ben Sedgemore.
On 74 minutes John Turner's pass on the Lynn right found Mark Camm who drew the keeper before laying the ball on to Jack Defty score from six yards.
Goal number three came with six minutes remaining after Warren had pulled down Defty - Joe Francis scoring from the resultant penalty.
Then in time added on Francis ran through from half way, evading three challenges placing the ball in the far corner of the net.
Lynn: Howie, Bains, Chapman, Hoyte, Crane, Camm. Carey (West 67), Sedgemore,
Turner (Frew 86), J Defty, Francis (Nolan 90). Unused Subs : Bloomfield,
Booked: Hoyte, Francis.
Saturday 1 March
King's Lynn 0 Hitchin Town 0
Lynn moved back to top spot in the league on a day which saw all except one of
the top seven teams drop points.
Hitchin, struggling against relegation, never let Lynn settle but it was Lynn's
finishing that was their undoing. An uneventful first half saw the keeper's leg
deny Danny Bloomfield for what was Lynn's best chance.
The second half was marginally better with more play in and around the visitor's
box but Lynn lacked finishing with Joe Francis shooting wide on three occasions
when well placed. When he did got a shot on target - with five minutes remaining,
the ball hit the keeper and went for a corner.
Hitchin's best chance came early minutes into the second half when Scott Howie
denied Paul and Mark Barnes in quick succession.
Lynn tried Danny Bloomfield with Michael Frew, giving John Turner a more central
striking role and then introduced Matt Nolan in place of Turner but, although
pressure may have increased the goals did not come.
Jack Defty saw his header well saved in the closing minutes but it was a disappointing
performance - but a point that put Lynn back on top of the league.
Lynn: Howie, Bains, Chapman, Crane, Hoyte, Camm, Turner (Nolan), Sedgemore
(Fisk), J Defty, Bloomfield (Frew), Francis. Att: 1223
There was no game for Lynn Reserves - Lynn A won 6-1 against Gaywood.
Next week Lynn are in League Cup action against Heacham who are so far unbeaten
in the league.
Saturday 1 March
Huntingdon 2 Lynn Youth 4
Goals in the 8th. 18th. 38th. & 41st. minutes from Walker, Setchell, Drawbridge and
Vincent gave Lynn a 4-0 half time lead over Huntingdon in their E.C.L. Youth Cup
tie played at Huntingdon.
The 'home' side pulled two goals back after the interval, but
Lynn held out to win 4-2.
Lynn are away to Deeping Rangers in the next round - scheduled for Wednesday 19 March
Should they reach the semi-final they have been drawn at home to
Buntingford Town or Newmarket Town.
Saturday 1 March
King's Lynn 0 Hillingdon Borough 1
Lynn's abysmal record against Boro continued as they slipped out of the errea
Cup without seriously testing the visiting keeper.
Lynn escaped early scares when first Miller dived right handed to save from
Nelson and then Nelson, finding himself with only Miller to beat, spooned his
The deciding goal came on 36 minutes when Miller went to punch out a cross but
the ball was not cleared and Miller went to ground appearing to be injured. Play
was not stopped and Byfield scored.
Lynn spent plenty of time in the visitors' half but but could not find a way
through their packed defence as Boro got players behind the ball and closed down
quickly. When Lynn did manage a shot it was invariably wide or straight at the
Lynn: Miller, Harvey, Lake, Melton, C Defty, Buhlemann, Kelleher (Miller), Fisk,
Nolan, Heath-Preston, Frew. Unused subs: Nicholls, Vincent, Keegan, McAnally.
In the other semi-final Clevedon beat Didcot after extra time - perhaps it is
some consolation that Lynn have been spared a long midweek trip but for the
fans it was a cold night with little to cheer.
Saturday 8 March
King's Lynn 5 Yate Town 0
Lynn completed their first double over Yate Town without the need to "win ugly".
Lynn took the lead on seven minutes. John Turner won a corner on the Lynn left and Joe Francis' resultant
in-swinger found the head of Jack Defty who gave the keeper no chance.
On 15 minutes the lead was double when Joe Francis 25 yard free kick found the top corner of the net with the keeper motionless.
Eight minutes later Matt Nolan ran onto a defensive clearance from Gavin Hoyte deep into the visitors' half and rounded the keeper to score.
Just two minutes into the second half any doubts about the outcome of the game were ended when Crane forced the ball home in a crowded goalmouth.
For a while it looked as if Lynn were then just going through the motions but on 73 minutes Matt Nolan's attempted cross hit the arm of Adam Syms and Joe Francis made no mistake from the spot.
There were other chances for Lynn to score whilst Yate's best move was reserved until three minutes from the end when Syms blasted over from within the six yard box.
Lynn: Howie, Bains, Chapman, Hoyte, Crane, Camm, Turner (Frew 71), Sedgemore
(Fisk 78), Defty (Bloomfield 76), Nolan, Francis. Unused Subs: West, Murray.
Elsewhere Lynn Reserves came back from a goal down to win 3-2 at bottom club
Newmarket whilst Lynn A went out of the league cup - losing 3-2 to undefeated
Tuesday 11 March
Craig Fleming Announces Retirement . . .
King's Lynn FC can today confirm that Craig Fleming has been forced to retire from football due to injury.
Craig has been advised by his surgeon that if he were to play again he would risk further damage to his already injured ankle.
King's Lynn FC wishes to place on record its thanks to Craig for all of his efforts for us in his short spell with the club.
We wish him well for the future.
. . .
and Mark Heath-Preston Departs
Mark Heath-Preston has signed for Ridgeons Premier League side Needham Market.
He will be available to play in the Suffolk side's FA Vase Semi-Final.
Mark signed for Lynn from Downham and progressed through the Youth and Reserve teams to make his first team debut in the FA Trophy
at the age of 17 coming on as substitute against Corinthian Casuals on 4 October 2003.
His first senior goal came in the errea Cup in the 5-0 win against Corby 29 November 2005.
This season he made two errea Cup appearances and scored 17 goals for the
Saturday 15 March
Bromsgrove Rovers 1 King's Lynn 1
It might have been nearly ten years since Lynn visited the Victoria Ground but
Lynn's poor record at the ground continued with missed chances and a late goal
denying them the points.
John Turner had given the Linnets the lead early in the second half but Hungarian substitute Joszeph Jakab's stooping header late on ensured a share of the spoils.
Lynn: Howie, Baines, Chapman, Hoyte, Crane, Camm, Turner, Sedgemore,
Defty, Nolan, Francis. Substitutes (all unused): Bloomfield, Frew, Melton, West,
Murray. Booking: Sedgemore. Attendance: 524.
Tuesday 18 March
Hitchin Town 2 King's Lynn 2
Goalkeeper Scott Howie was sent off on 38 minutes for handling outside the box.
Prior to this, Matt Nolan had put Lynn two ahead with goals in the 17th and 33rd
Luke Gregson pulled a goal back for the Canaries on 62 minutes.
The home side continued to press and substitute Jon Stevenson equalised on 86
Lynn: Howie, Baines, Chapman, Hoyte, Crane, Camm, Turner (Melton), Sedgemore,
J Defty (Murray), Nolan (Frew), Francis. Substitutes : Bloomfield, West. Attendance: 447
Thursday 20 March
Today the club have been able, with the full assistance of Tamworth FC, to extend Rikki Bains' loan until the end of the season.
The initial deal would have run out after the match at Bedford on Monday.
King's Lynn FC can confirm that reserve team boss Matt Henman has left the club to take the manager's job at Dereham Town.
We wish to place on record our thanks to Matt for all of his efforts for us in his time here and we wish him well for the future.
Scott's one match suspension starts on 1st April - he will miss the match
following this date which is scheduled to be against Team Bath.
Saturday 22 March
King's Lynn 6 Cirencester 2
Lynn preserved their 100% record against Cirencester with a win that could have
been greater but for three goal line clearances.
As it was the six goals took Lynn beyond the 100 goals mark in all competitions
Relegation threatened Cirencester took the lead on three minutes when
Etherington found space behind Gavin Hoyte to find Matty Williams, who calmly
despatched his shot past the despairing Howie.
Four minutes later Jack Defty's header was cleared off the line by centre-half
Molyneux with the keeper beaten.
It began to look as if it was going to be another game of Lynn struggling to
overcome weak opposition when Defty rounded the advancing keeper and laid the
ball off ball off to Francis, who missed from point-blank range.
Two minutes later, however, Lynn levelled when Francis scored from a free kick
from the edge of the box.
Lynn took the lead on 26 minutes through Francis after the visitors had failed
to clear from a corner.
On 33 minutes Lynn went further ahead, Jack Defty putting the ball across goal
from the Lynn right for Matt Nolan to tap in.
Tow minutes into the second half Lynn scored with their first attack, Nolan
Francis complete his hat-trick on the hour following a superb four-man move.
Cirencester always looked dangerous in attack - but seldom got far enough into
the Lynn half. They did, however, on 67 minutes, with a well worked goal
involving Taylor and centre forward Robertson which the substitute placed beyond
Molyneaux was again on the goal line to deny Frew. With all their substitutes
used, Lynn began to take their foot of the pedal and the visitors tried to
reduce the deficit.
Virtually against the run of play Lynn added a sixth - Danny Bloomfield being
fouled and taking the penalty himself - goal number 101.
Lynn: Howie, Bains, Chapman, Hoyte, Crane, Fisk, Turner, Sedgemore (Melton), J
Defty, Nolan (Bloomfield), Francis (Frew). Unused Substitutes: West, Murray.
Lynn Reserves were without a game whilst Lynn A went down 4-5 at home to
Monday 24 March
Bedford Town 0 King's Lynn 3
Lynn took the lead on 14 minutes with a Jack Defty knock down to Joe Francis
whose cross was converted by Ben Sedgemore from 6 yards.
Sedgemore was involved in the second goal when he turned provider to Matt Nolan
who scored from a tight angle.
Bedford came more into the game in the second half without troubling Lynn keeper
Lynn completed the scoring in the 89th minute from a Michael Frew free kick.
Lynn: Howie, Bains, Chapman (West 38), Hoyte, Crane, Fisk, Turner (Bloomfield
74), Sedgemore, Defty (Frew 63), Nolan, Francis. Subs (not used): Melton,
Saturday 29 March
King's Lynn 4 Cheshunt 0
Once Lynn had taken the lead the first half seemed to had something of an
end-of-season feel about it. The opening goal came on 10 minutes when a flowing move involving Dean West and Mark Camm played in
Matt Nolan to calmly go round goalkeeper Bobby Smith and roll the ball into the empty
Cheshunt had a good opportunity to equalise when Cox beat Scott Howie but Dean West cleared off the line.
Lynn, who had already made changes in the starting line-up because of injuries
to Hoyte, Chapman and Francis, lost Ben Sedgemore on thirteen minutes, Andrew Fisk replacing him.
It was not until the closing five minutes of the first half that Lynn applied pressure - then a series of corners saw two
good saves from visiting keeper
Bobby Smith to deny Camm and Crane whilst Parry cleared a Jack Defty effort off the line.
Bobby Smith's found luck against him as Lynn scored twice. First Jack Defty was
fouled on the edge of the area and whilst Smith saved Michael Frew's free kick
John Turner was on hand to slide in the rebound. Five minutes later Smith did
well again when he parried a Jack Defty shot but once again the rebound fell to
a Lynn player - Matt Nolan getting the simple tap in.
minutes a long ball by Defty found Nolan showing good control to round the
goalkeeper and roll the ball to Steve Melton to slot home from 10 yards -
his first goal of the season.
before the end Andrew Fisk was cautioned for a two footed tackle on Gerald and from the free kick
substitute Giambrone produced a great save from Howie.
Lynn: Howie, West, C Defty, Crane, Bains,
Camm, Turner, Sedgemore (Fisk), J Defty (Bloomfield), Nolan and Frew (Melton).
Meanwhile signing for Cheshunt was Lynn's Seamus Kelleher
Monday 31 March
Lynn Youth 8 Wisbech Town 0
Lynn moved to second in the league with a comprehensive victory against Wisbech.
Scorers were Rose 2, Nicholls 2, T Spittlehouse, Drawbridge, Glendinning, Vincent.
Lynn have two games in hand over league leaders Downham Market and are one point behind.
Lynn travel to Downham for the last league game of the season on 23 April.
There is further action for the Youth Team on Wednesday when they travel to Deeping Rangers in the Youth League Cup Quarter Final. The winners are at home to Buntingford
Town in the semi-final. Should Lynn beat Deeping, the semi-final will take place
on Monday 7 April
Wednesday 2 April
Kings Lynn Reserves 0 Woodbridge Town 0
The match was fought out between two very youthful sides and despite the lack of goals, at times provided some attractive and entertaining football. Both sides endeavoured to keep the ball on the ground and both had scoring opportunities. Lynn got on top in the second half and were a trifle unlucky not to break the deadlock. Harvey, Buhlemann and
Keegan all going close, while Mowbray brought a superb save out of the Woodbridge keeper.
Parkinson could have won it with a header late on from a superb Bush free kick.
The attendance was the Reserves' lowest of the season, 59
Kings Lynn Youth 3, Deeping Rangers 1
Lynn went through to the Semi-Final of the Ridgeons Youth League Cup next Monday evening at 'The Walks' kick off 7-45 p.m.
when they will entertain Buntingford Town from Hertfordshire, following their 3-1 victory at
'Outgang Road' last night.
The Lynn scorers were Glen Drawbridge 2, and Alex Vincent.
Deeping replied with a penalty.
Thursday 3 April
THE Linnets have released midfielder Shaun Carey after an injury-plagued season.
Carey has never fully recovered from a leg break suffered against Corby Town in
Recovery has seen a number of setbacks - most recently when playing for Spalding United.
He made four starts this season plus two appearances as substitute - the most notable probably being his recall to the starting line-up for the game against Team Bath.
Monday 8 April
Lynn Youth Team defeated Buntingford Town 5-2 in the semi-final of the Ridgeons Youth League Cup.
Saturday 6 April
King's Lynn 0 Team Bath 0
With the pressure on both teams in this game it was never going to be a footballing classic.
Lynn one the first corner but the opening was shaded by the visitors but in a goalless first half efforts on target were few.
Jack Defty put a curling free kick just over the bar and then put a header straight into the keeper's hands.
At the other end Murray did well to block a shot from Arnold with his legs.
The second half saw more of the same as each team had turns in ascendancy but the keepers were seldom troubled.
Team Bath's centre forward Arnold became the first player into the book for kicking the ball away having
already been warned.
On 66 minutes Lynn had a let off when Takumi Ake hit a shot against the Lynn crossbar, Murray recovering well to field the shot from the resultant rebound.
On 70 minutes, Jack Defty was the next to find his way into the referee's notebook following a
foul and then Barnes was carded for a foul on Defty as frustration began to
Just before the end, Mark Camm received lengthy treatment having received a knock on the back of the head.
Lynn: Murray, West, Chapman, Baines, Crane, Camm (Fisk 89), Turner, Sedgemore, J Defty,
Nolan, Melton (Frew 83) Unused subs: Bloomfield, Deane, McAnally. Att: 2336
A Dan Buhlemann 25 yard shot just before the half hour gave Lynn
Reserves the lead
against the Ridgeons League high fliers Needham Market but the home side equalised ten minutes
later and scored the winner five minutes before half time.
Lynn: Rix, Shadrack, Lake, Gilchrist, Miller, Buhlemann, Keegan, Harvey, Rudd, Vincent, Nichols. Subs: Setchell, Spittlehouse
Lynn A were 2-1 winners against Narborough.
Friday 11 April
It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of the death of Ray Dixon who died on Thursday evening at the age of 77 after a short illness.
Signed from Rotherham United in August 1957
Ray, who stayed with the club until the early 60's, is the club's record scorer in a Southern League
game when he scored five in the
7-0 defeat of Cambridge United on 15th April 1959, a season which saw him
total 52 goals in all competitions.
Saturday 12 April
King's Lynn 2 Brackley Town 1
A game of two halves. In the first Lynn were a slick, attacking force, in the second they lacked shape, cohesion and could not put a string of passes together.
Lynn attacked from the start and won a series of free kicks with Francis going close with one which it the top right angle of the
Lynn took the lead on 27 minutes. A foul was conceded - many thinking it was a yard
inside the penalty area - but the referee thought otherwise and gave a free kick in a central
position just outside the box.
The Brackley defence might have been expect a floating, swerving kick, but Joe Francis delivered a "daisy cutter" which hit the
Brackley left hand upright and went into the net.
Four minutes later the lead was doubled. A deep cross from Matt Nolan found the
Francis at the far post.
Brackley had little idea going forward, relying largely on the pace Jerome Anderson.
Their best first half chance being denied by the legs of Howie.
The second half was a different affair as the "other" Lynn team took to the field.
There were early chances for Jack Defty and Ben Sedgemore but both efforts went
Brackley's full back Murphy was then cautioned for a foul on Nolan, Crane putting the resultant free kick wide.
Minutes later Andrew Fisk conceded a free kick which was taken by substitute Tom Winters whose
hard shot Scott Howie got both hands to but the ball squirmed into the
Howie became the busier of the two keepers but with two minutes remaining
Brackley were reduced to ten men when Murphy received his second booking of the
Lynn: Howie, West, Chapman, Baines, Crane, Fisk, Turner (Frew), Sedgmore, J Defty, Nolan, Francis
(Melton). Unused Subs: Bloomfield, C Defty, Murray.
Booked: Chapman. Att: 1.265
Tuesday 15 April
King's Lynn 5 Bashley 0
It wasn't Bashley keeper David Elm's night. His first touch on two minutes from Joe Francis' free kick saw the greasy ball squirm underneath him and into the net.
Then in the second half a Michael Frew cross somehow found its way into the net for Lynn's third goal.
Elm could do little about Lynn's second goal. Ben Sedgemore's thundering shot smashing past him from 25 yards.
Having gone two up Lynn did seem to take their foot off the pedal yet somehow managed to take the total up to five.
Goal number four came from substitute Danny Bloomfield scored from close range after Elm failed to hold Frew's angled shot.
Then in the last minute Deane completed the scoring in a similar manner to Bloomfield's strike.
Injury hit Bash were game opponents but rarely threatened the home goal.
Lynn: Howie, West, Bains, Crane, Chapman, Frew, Fisk, Sedgemore, Francis
(Melton 66), J Defty (Bloomfield 66), Nolan (Deane 82). Subs not used: C Defty,
Player Awards 2008
Lynn News Player of the Season Joe Francis
Supporters' Club Player of the Season Joe Francis Second Scott Howie
1st Team Joe Francis
Reserves Dan Buhlemann
A Team Joe Setchell
Youth Kyle Nicholls
1st Team Player of the Season Joe Francis Second Jack Defty
Reserves Player of the Season Charlie Defty Second Dan Buhlemann
"A" Team/Youth Player of the Season Alex Vincent Second Kyle Nicholls
Saturday 19 April
Gloucester City 1 King's Lynn 1
A Michael Frew free kick on three minutes hit the bar in the opening minutes as Lynn started in
Joe Francis then had an effort cleared off the line by a defender.
Lynn were awarded a penalty on 28 minutes when Matt Nolan was adjudged to have been
pushed by Mark Richards. Joe Francis' delayed penalty was saved by Gloucester keeper Sawyer.
Lynn continued to dominating, never allowing their opponents to settle. Gloucester won their first corner on 38 minutes but it went for a throw in on the opposite side of the pitch.
The home side came more into the game at the start of the second half.
Alex Sykes put the home side ahead on 67 minutes after a Pitcher header glanced the post leaving a simple tap in opportunity.
Scott Howie did well to save from leading scorer Pitcher on 72 minutes as Lynn struggled to find their way back into the game.
Crane headed a Francis corner over in the following minute.
With ten minutes remaining Matt Nolan hauled Lynn back into the game having be set up by John Turner..
End to end stuff followed without further scoring and it all goes down to the trip to Merthyr next week.
Lynn: Howie, West, Chapman, Bains, Crane, Fisk, Frew, Sedgemore, J Defty (Turner 75), Nolan. Francis (Melton 86). Unused Subs: Bloomfield,
C Defty, Murray. Booked: J Defty, Sedgemore. Att: 663
Tuesday 22 April
Haverhill Rovers 4 Lynn Reserves 3
Lynn found themselves three goals down at the break but squared things up with two goals from Stephen Harvey and one from Martin Rudd.
However that was not the end of the scoring as the home side got the winner with seven minutes remaining.
Lynn were denied a clear penalty for which Norman Cesar was sent from the bench for protesting. Att
Monday 21 April
Lynn Youth went to the top of the Ridgeons Youth League North Division with a 7-3 win over Ely City. Lynn scorers were Rose 2, T.Spittlehouse, Vincent, Walker, Watson 2.
Wednesday 23 April
Downham Town 1 Lynn Youth 0
King's Lynn Youth slipped up in their quest for the league title as Downham won at the Walks by a single goal.
With a superior goal difference over their rivals this means they need a point against
third placed Mildenhall in their final league fixture to be crowned
If they do progress they will tackle Eastern Division winners Kirkley as the Divisional winners fight it out.
Saturday 26 April
Merthyr Tydfil 0 King's Lynn 2
King's Lynn clinched their their first Southern League Premier Division title and promotion to the Conference with a victory over Merthyr Tydfil at Penydarren
Park today; previously the closest they have ever been was as runners up to Cheltenham Town in 1985.
Merthyr kicked off and their early attacking forays were repelled by Baines and Crane. Nolan for Lynn was almost in with a great early chance as the Martyrs waited for an offside flag which never came but he pulled his effort wide and Francis could not capitalise.
Both sides were taking time to settle on the hard and bumpy pitch. For Merthyr Steines beat the offside trap and took the ball well in before Howie went down to make a fine save low to his left.
Merthyr went close from a free kick which was headed down by Jones but Steines turned the ball wide.
Frew won Lynn's first corner kick which was taken by Francis but Crane glanced a header wide of a post.
For Merthyr Harris with two long throws caused danger to the Lynn defence but the first was headed away by Defty, the second to be cleared by Baines.
A poor goal kick by Morris was retrieved by Chapman for Lynn who fired the ball back in when Jack Defty caused the keeper a problem and he beat him to the ball and unfortunately for Lynn drifted just wide.
When Matt Nolan was fouled Francis took the kick finding Frew who crossed for Baines to bring a good save from Morris but the linesman had already ruled the effort out for offside.
Frew forced a second corner again taken by Francis, this time Thomas headed clear.
From a foul by Chapman Dawe played in a dangerous free kick but the danger was brought to nought for a foul in the Lynn box.
Lynn went ahead in the 29th minute following a foul by Williams on Nolan. Francis took the kick which went through a crowd of players to Jack Defty who rolled the ball towards goal for MATT NOLAN to tap in from one yard.
Merthyr captain Thomas was then cautioned for a foul on Francis who crossed to Nolan who laid the ball back to Frew but the winger shot high over.
Chapman committed a foul on Harris and from another testing free kick from Dawe the ball was spilled by Howie but centre forward Jones poked the ball wide of the open goal.
When Steines chased a loose ball and crossed from the by-line Chapman sliced his clearance for a corner taken by Dawe deep to the back post but headed wide by Thomas.
For Lynn a free kick taken by West saw Jack Defty head down to Francis whose shot was blocked and cleared upfield where Sedgemore fouled Harris but again Dawe's curling free kick was well gathered by Howie.
Just on the interval a long throw by Williams was headed inches wide of his own goal by Baines.
Merthyr almost levelled straight from the restart but Chapman appeared miraculously on the goal line to block a shot from Steins with Harris dragging his follow up effort wide of the Lynn posts.
Then Howie had to put a long range free kick from Dawe over his crossbar resulting in a fruitless corner.
From a second Merthyr corner taken by Dawe the ball was headed clear by Sedgemore for a second but this time Harris for Merthyr shot well wide.
On the hour Merthyr made a substitution taking off full back Glassey who was replaced by Marcus Griffiths.
Francis almost immediately had a good chance for Lynn as he having been set up by Nolan burst into the area but his shot was over the top.
Minutes later Jack Defty made progress down the Lynn left flank, cut inside a defender and fired in a low shot past Morris into the bottom corner to put Lynn two up after 55 minutes.
Defty and Nolan then combined well to give Francis a run at goal but he was crowded out by several defenders.
For Lynn Baines and Crane were proving solid at the back and were the rock on which many Merthyr attacks foundered.
Fisk this time found Francis on the left again. He carried the ball into the Merthyr penalty area but as on the previous occasion his shot was too high. When West fouled Craig Steins he became the first player in to referee Lawrence's notebook as he was cautioned. This after good play by Clark had put the Merthyr striker in with a good chance.
Chapman breaking forward on the left clashed with goalkeeper Morris as he advanced to meet the threat at the edge of the Merthyr penalty area and was injured in the clash, Chapman becoming the second player to go into the book, the keeper's injury causing a lengthy stoppage.
Lynn were comfortably coping with anything Merthyr could throw at them as they began to run down the clock to the title.
However there was some life still left in the game when Williams and Frew clashed deep in Merthyr territory which resulted in the Welshman receiving a red card for his part in the incident. Baines of Lynn also received a caution. Lynn then made a substitution replacing Nolan with Turner. A good break on the Lynn left saw Chapman breaking in to the Merthyr box where he was brought down by Hartshorn for a penalty kick to Lynn but Francis hit his shot abysmally wide for his second miss in successive matches.
A promising move on the Lynn right saw West find Defty who with a deft back heel to Sedgemore who in turn gave Frew a chance but he was fouled on the edge of the box, Francis hitting the wall with the free kick which was deflected for a corner from which Crane headed wide. Merthyr had a final fling but Dawe's cross shot went over the bar.
They forced a corner again taken by Dawe which cleared by Howie helped by Jack Defty.
A bouncing ball into the box deceived Howie as Jones got a touch but West was on hand to make a timely goal line clearance.
Lynn: Howie, West, Chapman, Bains, Crane, Fisk (Camm), Frew (Bloomfield), Sedgemore, J Defty, Nolan (Turner), Francis, Unused Subs: Melton, Murray
Booked: Chapman, West, Bains.
Thursday 1 May
King's Lynn Youth 6 Witham Town Youth 0
Kings Lynn won another trophy last night at Diss Town's ground when they defeated Essex
side, Witham Town to win the Eastern Counties League Youth Cup for the
After a goal less first half, dominated by Lynn without reward, the young Linnets showed their quality in the second period as they outclassed their more physical opponents with a
display of fine attacking football.
Once the first goal went in there only ever going to be one winner. Our goal scorers were Kyle Nicholls 2 (1 pen.), Vincent, Rose, Setchell, and Walker.
They now face a sterner task in the League Play Off quarter final at Kirkley on Monday, May 5th.kick off: 3-00 p.m.
Kirkley won the East Division on goal difference having an equal number of
points as Yarmouth and Lowestoft.
Saturday 3 May
585 see Trophy paraded
Lynn celebrated a successful season with a parade of the BGB Premier Division Trophy and the Ridgeons League Youth Cup.
The only disappointment on a splendid day was the result in the field, Lynn Reserves losing 3-0 to Newmarket Town - the game saw a
Seamus Kelleher penalty hit the bar.
It was manager Keith Rudd's last game in charge after for years, Shaun Carey has been linked to the job.
Friday 16 MayConference North Confirmed
King's Lynn Football Club can today confirm that they will be playing Conference North football next season.
On receiving this news on Wednesday a considered representation was made by the club to the powers that be in respect of
ourselves being placed in the Conference South.
This however was unsuccessful so we now move on and continue preparation for the new season.
The club are pleased to report that sales of season tickets are very encouraging with only 14 days left of the "buy at last seasons prices" offer.
There has also been a very positive response to the shirt sponsor deal with a large number of people entering the ballot.
Tuesday 20 MayBains Not for Lynn
The Linnets have learnt that defender Rikki Bains will not be joining them next season.
Bains joined Lynn in a loan move from Tamworth in February and made an instant impact when scoring on
his debut against Halesowen Town.
Despite the offer of a year's contract from Lynn, Bains turned the offer down with the player believed to be in talks with other clubs.
It is understood that Lynn will now turn their attentions elsewhere as they look to strengthen up for the new season.
Friday 23 MayLynn announce first signing
Lynn announced their first signing of the summer late on Friday evening with the news that midfielder David Bridgewater had joined the club from Bromsgrove Rovers.
The 28 year old former Aston Villa trainee began his career at Preston. Spells at Welsh side TNS, Aberystwyth Town Telford United and Moor Green followed.
Bridgewater played against the Linnets in the 1-1 draw in March.
He made 40 starts for Bromsgrove having joined towards the end of the 2006-07 season.
Thursday 29 MaySimon Weaver signs for Lynn
Lynn have completed the signing of Simon Weaver his afternoon. The 30 year old defender (b. 20.12/77) was born in Doncaster and his footballing career began as a trainee with Sheffield Wednesday.
A loan spell saw him make two appearances for Doncaster Rovers before he was released by Sheffield in August 1998.
He was signed by ex-Linnet Keith Alexander who was in charge of Ilkeston Town and then spent 18 months playing for Nuneaton Borough who released him at the end of the 2001-02 season.
He renewed acquaintances with Keith Alexander who by that time had become manager of Lincoln City and went on to make 101 appearances between May 2002 and December 2004, scoring five goals.
September 2004 saw Weaver on loan with Macclesfield but midway through the loan period he left Lincoln to join Kidderminster Harriers on a free transfer.
Kidderminster were relegated at the end of the 2004-05 season and Weaver joined Scarborough for whom he made 22 appearances.
A trail with Bury followed but Weaver eventually signed for Tamworth in August 2006 after two appearances as an unused substitute with York City.
Weaver subsequently signed for Boston United in December 2007, making 13 appearances and scoring three times, but could not agreed terms for the new season.
Friday 30 MayMark Warren
The club can confirm that Mark Warren has declined the offer made to him by the club's board to play for The Linnets next season.
This now means that Mark is able to explore other avenues to play his football.
Boss Keith Webb praised his former captain. "Mark has made a big contribution to Lynn football club. I would like to place on record my thanks to him for all of his efforts whilst at the Walks and I wish him well for the future".
The club are also pursuing potential new signings with pre-season training now just a few weeks away.
Wednesday 4 JuneClyde to visit The Walks
Scottish First Division side Clyde will be at the Walks in July for a pre season friendly.
The match will take place on Tuesday 15 and is amongst four friendlies announced on Wednesday.
On the 10th of July a squad will travel to S&L Corby and then on 12th July Cambridge United visit The Walks.
The 19th of July sees a trip to Great Yarmouth Town.
Thursday 5 JuneEleven Agree Terms
Eleven of last seasons championship winning squad have agreed terms for next season it has been confirmed today.
Scott Howie, Rob Murray, Ben Sedgemore, Ben Chapman, Greg Crane, Jack and Charlie Defty, Joe Francis, John Turner, Mark Camm and Andrew Fisk will all be signing on the dotted line shortly.
Negotiations are on going with further members of last season's team along with potential new signings.
One further friendly has been added to the list - a trip to Stamford on Saturday 26 July.
Reserve Team Manager announced
King's Lynn Football Club are pleased to announce that Steve Lilley has been appointed as the new reserve team manager and development coach.
Steve has been involved in coaching for many years and we welcome him to The Walks.
Thursday 19 JuneLynn sign Julian Joachim
The club are pleased to announce that centre forward, Julian Joachim, has today signed a pre contract agreement to play for King's Lynn in the Conference North this coming season.
The deal will be completed when he is released from his current contract with League Two Darlington on July 1st.
Julian Joachim became Darlington's most expensive signing when he joined from Boston United in August 2006 for ?100,000.
Born 20th September 1974 in Peterborough, Joachim joined Leicester City as a trainee and made his debut in 1992.
After making some hundred starts for Leicester he moved to Aston Villa in February 1996 for a ?1.5 million fee, Joachim rewarding Villa with thirty-nine goals in ninety league starts.
July 2001 saw the start of a three year stint at Coventry City where 69 appearances reaped 14 goals.
Joachim then moved to Leeds United in the summer of 2004 where the year saw him making a total of 31 appearances
scoring two goals. The season ended with a loan spell at Walsall where six goals were scored from eight starts - including a hat-trick against Hull City.
Rather than staying with Walsall, Joachim opted for a move to Boston United where he spent the 2005-06 season
where he went on to score nineteen goals.
August 2006 saw Joachim sign for Darlington, making a total of 87 appearances - scoring 16 times.
Matt Nolan Departs
Unfortunately the club have also to announce the departute of Matt Nolan.
We thank him for his past efforts and wish him well for the future.
Tuesday 1 July Julian Joachim Signs
Lynn unveiled their biggest capture for many seasons this morning when Julian Joachim put pen to paper to play for The Linnets in Blue Square North next season.
At a busy press conference which included Anglia TV cameras the experienced forward signed a 1 year contract before posing for the standard pictures around the ground.
With the first pre-season friendly just over a week away manager Keith Webb confirmed that he is still talking to various targets ahead of the league season that begins on August 9th.
Wednesday 2 JulyAway Start
Lynn will start their first campaign in the Blue Square North with a trip to Burscough.
Home action begins the following Tuesday with Redditch United the visitors.
The Christmas fixtures sees a quick double against Gainsborough Trinity with Lynn acting as hosts on New Year's Day.
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Thursday 3 JulyLynn home in the Setanta Shield
In the first round of the Setanta Shield Lynn will entertain Tamworth.
Tie to be played 9th September.
At this stage of the competition only Blue Square North and South teams are involved.
Saturday 5 July FA Youth Cup
Lynn have been drawn at home in the FA Youth Cup to Woodbridge Town - the tie to be played
w/c 8th September - the winners will travel to meet the winners of Diss Town v Stowmarket Town a fortnight later.
The club are continuing their pursuit of further players to add to the squad as the countdown to the new season continues.
However the club are coming up against the usual problems as we attempt to secure players services.
After two days of intensive discussion and negotiations with a player the club's secretary Martin Davis was dispatched on a 200 mile round trip to the player's house to complete the formalities of the paperwork and secure his signature.
However on his arrival the player made extreme new financial demands to the club that were rejected and Martin returned home minus the player's signature.
This is the second time in a week that we have been rebuffed by a player.
The club wishes to reiterate to its supporters that we will continue in its pursuit of quality additions to the squad but we will not be held to ransom by players demanding fees that in our opinion are absurd and will break the club's budget policy.
We will continue to keep you updated.
Sunday 6 July Lynn sign Mark Peters
Lynn have completed the signing of Cambridge United defender Mark Peters in a one year deal.
A former Welsh Under-21 international, Peters, who is 36 today, started his career as a trainee with Manchester City in 1990 and moved on to Norwich City two years later.
Having spent a season at Carrow Road he joined Peterborough United where he made 23 appearances before beginning a five year spell at Mansfield.
The four years between 1999 and 2003 saw him at Rushden (139 appearances 10 goals).
Two years at Leyton Orient followed which included a brief loan period to Aldershot and then in August 2005 he joined Cambridge United.
He played against Lynn in the FA Trophy last season and took part in the play-offs at the end of the season against Burton Albion and Exeter.
He was released by Cambridge in May along with Courtney Pitt, Leo Fortune-West, Dan Chillingworth and Michael Hyem.
Tuesday 8 July Dean West Departs
Popular full back Dean West was released by the club on Monday evening.
Making his debut in August 2005 he made 143 appearances, scoring three goals.
In his time at The Walks Dean has been the model professional who has given his all whenever called upon and is held in the highest regard by all of his team mates.
Everybody at the club wishes to place on record their thanks to Dean for his outstanding efforts whilst with the Linnets.
We also wish him well for the future.
Monday 21 July Sleafordian Coaches on board with The Linnets
Club officials announced on Monday that Lincolnshire based Sleafordian Coaches will be providing coach transport for the team this season as they embark on their first Blue Square North campaign. A club official added "we welcome Sleafordians interest in the club and we look forward to working with them over the next season".
Thursday 31 July Bespak secures shirt sponsorship deal with 'The Linnets'
Bespak, a leader in devices for inhaled drug delivery is delighted to announce its signing as shirt sponsor for King's Lynn Football Club.
As part of the sponsorship package 'The Linnets' will sport Bespak sponsored shirts for this coming season, with the showcase of the new kit at this Saturday's Southern League Benevolent Shield fixture with Hillingdon Borough, which kicks off at 3pm.
Sponsorship of 'The Linnets' comes at an exciting time for King's Lynn based Bespak, with the construction work to extend the company's capacity in Bergen Way well underway, the company is actively looking to recruit for a number of roles, specifically for engineers, in order to fulfill its healthy order book.
Chris Hall, Managing Director commented: "Our association with King's Lynn Football Club as the Southern League champions brings together two of the county's greatest success stories. As King's Lynn's largest employer it is important that we support the local community as much as we can and this deal, together with our recent sponsorship of the Bespak Great East Anglian Run reaffirms our commitment to the town."
King's Lynn Football Club Chairman, Ken Bobbins added: "We are delighted that 'The Linnets' will be sponsored by a company with such international acclaim and hope that together we can enjoy another successful season."
Amanda Hodgson thanked in Bespak deal.
King's Lynn FC wishes to place on record its thanks to Amanda Hodgson following Tuesday's shirt draw. As many of you will know Amanda's name was drawn out from the drum but afterwards she decided very quickly that she did not wish for her name to appear on the shirts.
After speaking to club officials a deal was struck with Bespak.
As a result of the deal one of Amanda's favourite charities, the East Anglian Air Ambulance will benefit from a sizeable donation and the balance of the moneys has been given to provide new equipment for the kitchen area in the Blue & Gold clubroom.
We thank her for this very generous gesture. The presentation to East Anglian Air Ambulance will take place in due course.
Saturday 2 August Lynn 4 Hillingdon Borough 0
Lynn won the BGB League Championship Match for the first time in their history with an easy win over Hillingdon by virtue of four first half goals and, but for "woodwork", some brave saves and off target shooting the score could have been doubled.
Lynn dominated from the start with Julian Joachim and Jack Defty going just wide before Michael Frew's looping header gave Lynn a deserved 23 minute lead.
Three scorching goals were to follow with Ben Sedgmore increasing Lynn's lead on 37 minutes before Frew added his second on 41 minutes. Dave Bridgwater got his first goal in Lynn colours seconds before half time.
The second half saw more of the same with substitutes Danny Bloomfield and Mark Camm both being denied by the bar.
Howie was rarely called into action - only once having to dive to his right to deny the visitors.
Saturday 9 August Burscough 1 Lynn 1
This was Lynn's earliest start to a league campaign since the late 1960's as they made their Blue Square debut and came away from Victoria Park with a point.
Early chances fell to the home side with Scott Howie finding problems with the greasy surface.
Frew shot over the bar on ten minutes as Lynn began to settle.
Lynn, however, lost Jack Defty with a back injury after clashing with Burscough keeper Hibbert.
Two minutes later and Lynn were in front - when a Frew corner was headed on by Crane and Simon Weaver got the final touch to get Lynn's first ever Conference goal.
The home side were applying the most pressure and Howie was called into action making a diving save to deny Moogan.
The second half saw the home side continue to dominate and deservedly equalised in the 73rd minute centre forward Tony Evans giving Howie no chance.
Lynn had a chance to steal the points at the death but Danny Bloomfield, in a one-on-one with the keeper, saw his close range effort saved by the keeper's legs.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver, Chapman, Peters, Crane, Bridgwater (Fisk), Frew, Sedgemore, J Defty (Joachim), Camm, Francis (Bloomfield).
Unused Subs: C Defty, Murray.
Booked: Weaver. Att: 389
Lynn Reserves 1 Stanway Rovers 4
Lynn Reserves will have to give attention to their defenisive frailities if they are to make any impression on the Ridgeons League table.
Alex Vincent gave Lynn a tenth minute lead but the young side found themselves 3-1 down at half time and it could have been more.
The second half saw another goal conceded whilst there were few clear cut scoring chances at the other end.
Tuesday 12 AugustKing's Lynn 1 Redditch United 1
Lynn took the lead on 41 minutes when Julian Joachim was on the end of a Michael Frew free kick to head home.
It was a deserved goal as Lynn had had the better of the chances with the pace of Joachim, Frew and Francis and the power of Jack Defty causing problems. Prior to the goal Lynn had seen a penalty appeal for hands turned down and a goal disallowed for offside.
A further Lynn penalty appeal was turned down but Lynn maintained the pressure to half time.
On 66 minutes Lee Downes produced a 25 yard scorcher to put the scores level following a mistake by substitute Charlie Defty.
Lynn tried their hardest to restore the lead but a determined Redditch, with their keeper in inspired form, means the Lynn still look for their first win - but remain unbeaten.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver (C Defty 42), Chapman, Peters, Crane, Camm, Frew, Sedgemore (Bridgwater 68), J Defty (Bloomfield 77), Joachim, Francis. Unused Subs: Melton, Murray. Att: 1168
Booked: J Defty
Saturday 16 AugustKing's Lynn 2 Droyslden 2
Lynn remain unbeaten in Conference North and are still looking for their first win - after a game which looked to have been lost after Lynn had been forced into a double substitution following a clash of head between Simon Weaver and Jack Defty.
An early chance saw a Michael Frew cross go just behind the waiting Jack Defty but first half chances were at a premium. Droyslden settled and edged possession but rarely threatened in the final third.
Lynn took the lead on 33 minutes when Julian Joachim beat his defender on the Lynn left and crossed to give Jack Defty a simple tap in.
Minutes later the same player could have doubled the lead as Droyslden keeper Kennedy came out to cut out a Sedgemore cross but Defty got a foot to it first - his lob going just over.
Half-time substitute David Bridgwater headed over in the opening minutes but it was the visitors who still bossed the game and following the double substitution just past the hour mark it began to look as if Lynn would be fighting a rearguard action.
On 70 minutes the visitors drew level, Townson nipping in on Camm's weak back header to lift over Howie.
Seven minutes later the visitors were in front following another mistake. Howie came out to punch clear but missed and Lamb was on hand to put the ball over his head.
Defeat looked likely but with a minute remaining Crane's knockdown was fumbled by Kennedy and Danny Bloomfield scored from close in.
Lynn grew in confidence and Bridgwater shot just over but a victory would not have been deserved.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver (Melton 63), Chapman, Peters, Crane, Camm, Frew, Sedgemore, J Defty (Bloomfield 63), Joachim, Francis (Bridgwater 45). Subs (not used): C Defty, Murray. Att: 1035
|Presentations before Droyslden Game
Amanda Hodgson, with club captain Ben Sedgemore, presents East Anglian Air Ambulance with a cheque for £3000 following her win in the club's kit sponsor draw.
Lynn Chairman Ken Bobbins awards Keith Rudd with a club Life Membership.
Keith has managed the club at all levels and has been involved at The Walks for many years.
Saturday 23 AugustLynn 1 Alfreton 1
Lynn continued to be the division's draw specialists with a 1-1 draw in their first visit to Alfreton with Charlie Defty in the starting line-up replacing head injury victim Simon Weaver.
The home side shaded the first half with centre forward Cusworth testing Howie on ten minutes.
For Lynn a Michael Frew free kick was tipped round the post by Alfreton keeper Evans.
The home side took the lead five minutes after the restart when a corner fell to McFadzean whose return found the head of Cusworth who gave Howie no chance.
Four minutes later Lynn were on level terms when Sedgemore found Defty in the box who found time to turn and score from a narrow angle.
Lynn grew in confidence as chances were created at either end.
On 81 minutes a melee developed in the home goal following a corner which resulted in Lynn captain Crane being shown a straight red card.
Lynn: Howie, C Defty, Chapman, Peters, Crane, Camm, Frew (Fisk), Sedgemore, J Defty, Joachim (Bloomfield), Francis (Melton). Att: 501
Booked: J Defty, Camm. Sent Off: Crane
Lynn Reserves 1 Felixstowe & Walton 2
Both Lynn teams are still looking for their first win of the season.
Lynn Reserves deserved at least a point against Felixstowe but found themselves 2-0 down within 23 minutes. The first goal for the visitors came from a breakaway on 12 minutes and then Danny Philips scored from the penalty spot on 23 minutes.
Lynn dominated possession after this but the the bar, some good goal keeping kept Lynn at bay until Simon Deadman scored in the 57 minute.
Lynn had further chances but couldn't get the equaliser they deserved.
Lynn: Norris, Harvey, Bush (Palmer 73), Deadman, Fiddy, Hyde, Fell (Vincent 18), Kelly (Buhlemann 63), Harper, Dwyer, Calvert.
Monday 25 AugustKing's Lynn 1 Hinckley United 1
Undefeated and a goal in every game Lynn's run of drawn games continues. On this showing, however, Hinckley were the weakest side Lynn have come up against in Conference North this season - but still they search for their first win.
Lynn started in dominant mood but could not get a shot on target. Jack Defty headed a cross from his brother over the bar and Joe Francis put a shot acroos goal which just went wide of the far post.
The David Bridgwater put a free kick narrowly wide.
On 36 minutes Hinckley went ahead against the run of play when Lynn's defence got in a tangle and the ball was presented to Jez Murphy to tap home from close in.
This gave the visitors confidence and the game became more even.
Lynn drew level six minutes after the restart when Mark Camm was grounded and Danny Bloomfield scored from the resultant penalty.
Lynn, however, did not raise their game and play became scrappy but came back to life in the closing stages.
On 82 minutes a Joe Francis effort was blocked but the ball fell to Andy Fisk whose low shot was turned away for a corner. Michael Frew then shot over. A double penalty appeal in the Lynn box resulted in Hinckley's Gooding being dismissed for a second bookable offence but it was the visitors who had the next chance - Howie denying substitute Webster.
Lynn: Howie, C Defty, Chapman, Peters, Crane, Camm (Melton 87), Frew, Bridgwater (Fisk 67), J Defty (Joachim 61), Bloomfield, Francis. Unused Subs: Weaver, Murray.
Booked: C Defty. Att: 1,326
Linnets to bring curtain down on Fenland Park
King's Lynn will be the last side ever to visit Fenland Park, Wisbech on Monday September 15th.
The occasion is the Mark Jimson testimonial when Lynn will take on a side selected by Jimson.
For the rest of the season Wisbech will play their home games at Outwell.
Wednesday 27 August
Linnets Look to Future
Three up and coming youngsters have put pen to paper on Conference forms as the Linnets look to the future and secure three players who they hope will play a big part in the clubs future days.
Ross Kelly, Elliot Fiddy and Dom Dwyer are the players in question in a move that proves that the Linnets are a forward thinking club.
On the field, Tuesday evening Lynn Youth opened their league campaign with a 6-0 win over Watton Juniors. Scorers: Glendinning 3, Drawbridge 2, McCarthy
Thursday 28 August
Adam Smith returns
Kings Lynn F.C. are pleased to announce that this morning Adam Smith has re-signed for the Club, following his release by Peterborough United. Adam has signed a contract until the end of the season. He will provide cover down the left side for Ben Chapman as well as providing different options on the left hand side of the Park. His return will mark his third spell as a 'Linnet'.
Manager Keith Webb stated that he was delighted to add Adam to his squad.
"He will give more balance to the squad with cover at left back, left side and in the middle. Having had long talks with Adam, I am convinced we will see something of the old Adam Smith as he performed during his first spell at the Club. He knows what my thoughts were during his second spell and I am convinced he will be an asset to the Club."
Adam first joined the club in June 2005, making his debut in the Championship match against Histon.
He went on to make 46 appearances that season, scoring 4 times and was voted Player of the Year.
The following season he made a further 18 starts, scoring 4 goals, before joining Peterborough United.
A loan period beginning September 2007 saw a further six further appearances and one goal.
At Peterborough he made ten appearances, scoring once, in the 3-1 defeat at Darlington in January 2007.
But Melton departs
Left sided midfielder Steve Melton has been released by the cub.
Steve Melton joined Lynn in October 2006 from Alfreton and made 39 starts plus 15 appearances as substitute.
"I would like to thank Stephen Melton for his services to King's Lynn Football Club whilst I have been in charge. I can't speak highly enough of the player's attitude and professionalism and I wish him all the best in his future career." said manager Keith Webb.
Saturday 30 August Stalybridge Celtic 1 Lynn 1
Lynn continued their drawing run with their sixth successive point.
The home side took the lead on 32 minutes when Williams shot from 12-yards after good build-up work from Ellington and Joynes.
Three minutes later, however, Celtic were reduced to ten men when Barwick was shown a straight red card for appearing to elbow Bridgwater.
Jack Defty equalised for Lynn on the hour - heading home a cross from Francis. Despite down to ten men Celtic continued to press but Lynn had earned a point.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver, Chapman, Peters, Crane, Camm, Frew, Sedgemore (Smith 20), J Defty (Turner 65), Bridgwater (Bloomfield 54), Francis.
Lynn Reserves 3 Harwich & Parkeston 1
Lynn Reserves gained their first win of the season in an entertaining game despite the heat.
Lynn took the lead on 28 minutes when Daniel Buhleman scored from some 20 yards.
Lynn played the last three minutes of the opening period with ten men with Lee Hyde receiving attention but he was unable to continue.
The lead was extended two minutes into the second half when a Harwich defender turned a cross into his own net. Rory Harper put Lynn three up some ten minutes later.
Harwich pulled a goal back after 80 minutes but it was Lynn who finished the stronger with Alex Vincent, Dom Dwyer and Matty Calvert all seeing shots going just wide or being blocked.
Lynn: Norris, Palmer, J Spittlehouse, Buhlemann, Fiddy, Hyde (Deadman), Kelly (Osborne), Harper (Vincent), Dwyer, Calvert. Att 90
Monday 1 September Scott Mitchell signs on loan
The Linnets have this morning signed defender/midfielder Scott Mitchell on a 5 month loan deal from Rushden & Diamonds.
The Ely born player, who celebrates his 23rd birthday tomorrow, is available for that night's match at Stafford Rangers. He is also available for Setanta Shield matches.
Scott was signed by Rushden in June of this year on a one-year contract.
Scott started his career at Ipswich Town as a teenage trainee, and made his debut in 2004. He then moved north in 2006 to play for Livingston, where he made over 40 appearances in Scottish Division 1.
At the start of 2008 he joined Peterborough United on a short term contract, during which period he made five league appearances.
Lynn Youth continued their winning ways with a 6-2 defeat of Wisbech Town at The Walks. Lynn scorers: G.Drawbridge(2), D.Foster, T.McCarthy, L.Osborn, T.Spittlehouse
Tuesday 2nd September Stafford Rangers 0 King's Lynn 0
Lynn's run of draws continued with a point at Marston Road and their first clean sheet of the season - unfortunately it was also the first time they failed to score.
For the second successive match Lynn were indebted to Scott Howie who thwarted the home side when the pressure began to tell in the closing stages.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver, Chapman, Peters, Crane, Camm, Frew (Bloomfield 87), Mitchell (Joachim 68), Defty, Smith (Sedgemore 87), Francis. Unused Subs: Turner, Murray. Booked: Chapman, Crane. Att: 476.
Thursday 4th September Bridgwater departs
Midfielder David Bridgwater has been released by the Linnets.
Bridgwater was signed in the summer from Bromsgrove Rovers.
Keith Webb confirmed that it was a difficult decision to release Bridgwater. "I felt it would be unfair on David to travel from the other side of Birmingham two times a week for training and then to place him on the bench on a Saturday afternoon. I am sure that he will fix himself up with a club very quickly".
The club wishes to thank David for all of his efforts for the club in the short spell he spell at The Walks and we wish him well for the future.
Saturday 6th September King's Lynn 1 Fleetwood Town 0
The Linnets became one of only two clubs that are unbeaten in Blue Square North thanks to an 18th minute goal by Michael Frew.
In the third minute Lynn won their second corner of the game and Francis' corner found Simon Weaver who headed home but the goal was disallowed.
On eighteen minutes and another corner from Francis once again found Weaver, this time at the far post, and his cross back across goal found Frew who scored on his 100th appearance for the club.
Four minutes later and Lynn nearly doubled the lead with Jack Defty's attempted lob being denied by the fingertips of Fleetwood keeper Hurst.
The pattern of the play continued with Lynn creating the chances but failing to find the net -Fleetwood's best chance coming on 43 minutes when they hit the bar with Howie beaten.
Fleetwood came more into the game in the second half although Lynn created the better chances on goal.
Lynn: Howie, C Defty, Chapman (Camm 14, Sedgeford 72), Peters, Weaver, Mitchell, Frew, Smith, J Defty, Joachim (Bloomfield 62), Francis. Unused subs: Taylor, Murray. Att: 1143
Elsewhere Lynn Reserves went down 5-0 to Lowestoft Town whilst Lynn A kicked off their season with a draw 1-1 against Reffley Royals.
Tuesday 9th September Lynn 1 Tamworth 2
Goals in the 2nd and 25th minutes looked to have ended Lynn's Setanta Shield hopes before they had begun as Lynn struggled to cope with the speed on the Tamworth strike force.
Lynn, however, never gave up and a 78th minute equaliser resulted in a gripping climax with Lynn unlucky not to send the match into extra time.
Sheridan gave Tamworth a two minute lead as he opened up the Lynn defence with ease and it was a while before Lynn produced an attack of any real menace. One did arrive on 23 minutes when Francis' free kick was spilled by the visiting keeper and the first of many goalmouth scrambles ensued.
Two minutes later, however, Lynn were two down - once again the speed of the The Lambs strikers being Lynn's undoing as Pritchard scored their second. Lynn continued to plug away with Turner going close with a 33rd minute header and ten minutes later another Lynn effort was cleared off the line.
Lynn were winning on corners and goalmouth incident but Tamworth blocked and closed down every opportunity.
The second half saw Lynn win on possession with the visitors speed looking dangerous on the break - Howie doing well in the Lynn goal.
The Lynn scored on 78 minutes when substitute Michael Frew crossed from the Lynn left to the far side of goal - the ball was put back and Julian Joachim scored from close range. It was nothing more than Lynn deserved and in a exciting finale Lynn created the chances but desperate defending and scrambles in the Tamworth goal denied Lynn.
One thing that Lynn must work on is their free kicks - three times Lynn were awarded kicks in "interesting" positions but all were squandered.
Lynn: Howie, C Defty, Smith, Peters, Weaver, Sedgmore, Turner (Fisk), Mitchell, J Defty, Bloomfield (Joachim), Francis (Frew). Att: 510.
Prior to the game Stephen Harvey was present with a plaque by Lynn Chairman Ken Bobbins to mark his 300 reserve team appearances.
Tuesday 13th September King's Lynn 4 Hyde United 1
Lynn got off to a good start, taking the lead on six minutes when Jack Defty headed home from Michael Frew's corner kick.
It wasn't however, all one way way traffic against lowly Hyde with first a cross from the Hyde right going across the Lynn goal with no one to add the final touch and then Simon Weaver clearing Matthew Tipton's effort off the line.
In another goalmouth scramble Adam Smith had to clear as the visitors looked threatening.
Lynn added a second goal on 37 minutes, Mark Camm picking the ball up in the Lynn half and, after a one-two with Francis, going on to score from eight yards.
Hyde continued to look dangerous after the break with Howie doing well to deny Inness.
At the other end Jack Defty headed just wide after a cross by Francis who also saw a long range shot held at the second attempt.
Hyde got the goal they had threatened on 78 minutes from Tipton but although they had further chances their shots were wide of the post.
Lynn wrapped the game up on 84 minutes when Michael Frew scored from an acute angle after Bloomfield's header had hit an upright.
In time added on, Danny Bloomfield completed the scoring with a close-in header to keep Lynn's unbeaten league record intact.
Lynn: Howie, C Defty, Smith, Peters, Weaver, Camm, Frew, Mitchell (Fisk 58), J Defty, Joachim (Bloomfield 70),
Francis (Turner 76). Subs (not used): Sedgemore, Murray.
Elsewhere draws were the order of the day for both Lynn Reserves away to Norwich United (0-0) and Lynn A at home to Sandringham (2-2).
Monday 22 September Mark Camm
It has been confirmed this afternoon that midfielder Mark Camm will be out of action for around five weeks following the injury he picked up at Harrogate on Saturday.
Saturday 20 September Harrogate Town 4 King's Lynn 0
Lynn's unbeaten run of league matches, which began on 12th January with the visit of Rugby Town, ended at Harrogate.
Lynn, who were without Jack Defty and Ben Chapman, went a goal down on 13 minutes when a long clearance by Provett was picked up by James Dean who forced his way past Weaver and burst into the penalty box to beat Howie from 12 yards for a debut goal.
On 22 minutes the home side increased their lead with a fine move down the right which resulted in Dean laying the ball off to Darren Dunning who beat Howie from 25 yards.
Lynn introduced Greg Crane at half-time and soon after lost Mark Camm who was stretchered off
On 61 minutes Harrogate increased their lead to three when Matty Young raced on to a through ball to beat Howie.
Lynn's misery was completed in the final minute when Matty Young scored from the edge of the area.
Lynn: Howie, C Defty (Crane), Smith, Peters, Weaver, Camm (Turner), Joachim (Bloomfield), Fisk, Frew, Mitchell, Francis. Unused Subs: Kelly, Murray
Booked: Fisk. Attendance 548
Lynn Reserves also had a difficult time finding the net when they went down 3-0 at home to Needham Market. Former Lynn trialist Kevin Horlock getting the first goal.
Goals in the 70th and 81st minute killed off Lynn's hopes. Dom Dwyer had Lynn's best chance but was blocked by the visiting 'keeper outside his area who escaped with a booking.
Lynn: Rix, Palmer, Bush, Deadman, Buhlemann, Finney, Fitzharris, Harvey, Dwyer, Vincent. Subs: Harper, Rose, Rudd, Berwick
Lynn A made progress in the Norfolk Junior Cup with a 4-0 win over Home Care United.
Saturday 27 September Lynn 2 Worksop Town 1
A late strike by Danny Bloomfield saved Lynn's blushes as they made progress in the FA Cup.
As the ball ping-ponged around the Worksop goal Bloomfield first hit the post and then pushed Michael Frew's effort over the line just long enough for it to be noticed by the linesman before the ball was cleared.
Worksop defender Kevin Dawson received his second yeloow card of the afternoon for protesting and in doing so hardly helped his side to make a last minute comeback.
It was The Tigers who had the first chance of the game - Scott Howie producing a one handed save to deny a Kevin Sanasy snapshot from 16 yards.
This, however, was their only real chance of the first half as Lynn dominated and produced a number of chances - but as seen so often this season, many of the them came to nothing.
The one goal of the first half came on ten minutes from a run by Joe Francis who put the ball out to the Lynn right where John Turner crossed and Francis headed home.
Chances then came and went - Francis, Mitchell, Jack Defty and Julian Joachim all going close.
Worksop pulled level on 46 minutes when Jackson scored from close range.
Worksop grew in confidence and Lynn's passing became less accurate although they continued to press.
Scott Howie pushed Stansfield's header over the bar as the game began to look as if it would head for a replay.
The miss of the match came on 69 minutes - Mitchell miscueing with only the Tiger's keeper to beat.
Then came the late winner from Bloomfield to send Lynn into Monday's draw - a result Lynn deserved but they must make more of their chances.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver, C Defty, Peters, Crane, Mitchell, Turner (Frew 77), Smith, J Defty, Joachim (Bloomfield 66), Francis. Subs (not used): Sedgemore, Fisk, Kelly, Murray. Booked: Crane, C Defty
Worksop: Hernandez, Ludlam (Jennings 44), Davies, Robinson, Boyce, Dawson, Stansfield, Dempsey, Jackson (White 77), Sanasy, Cockerill. Subs (not used): Burridge, Smith.
Bookings: Boyce, Cockerill, Dawson. Sent off: Dawson. Attendance: 1,018
||Former Lynn and Worksop player Dick Everitt is introduced to the teams prior to today's game.
Dick played for Worksop in the Midland League after the war scoring 140 goals in two seasons.
He joined Lynn in 1949 and scored 154 goals in 185 games.
Lynn A picked up their first win of the season - defeating Terrington 8-0 scorers Vincent 5, Drawbridge, Watson, Rose
Sunday 28 September
Mulbarton Belles 1 KLFC Women 3
Kings Lynn FC Women took part in there first ever competitive fixture representing Kings Lynn Football Club. The team played there first league game in the Norfolk & Women's League. Taking on the more established Mulbarton Belles the squad performed superbly well to win 3-1. Tiff Forshaw scoring a hat trick.
Monday 29 September FA Cup Draw - Away to Wroxham
Lynn have been handed a potential banana skin of a draw with a visit to Trafford Park, Wroxham on Saturday October 11th.
Lynn will want to avenge the 3-2 result of 14th September 1996 when Lynn fell victims despite two goals from Brett McNamara.
Lynn will renew acquaintances with former players Damian Hilton, Alex Notman and Duncan McNally.
Wroxham have already played four FA Cup games this season - accounting for Great Yarmouth in the preliminary round after a replay, then a 4-3 win at Grantham and finally a 2-1 win against Ryman Premier bottom club Heybridge Swifts.
Winners of the tie will receive £7,500.
In the Norfolk Junior Cup Lynn A have been drawn at home to Sprowston Athletic. The match is to be played on Saturday 18 October.
Wednesday 1 October
Lynn Reserves 1 Norwich United 4
Lynn slumped out of the Ridgeons' League Cup despite the addition of players with first team experience. A goalless first half saw a Danny Bloomfield's header which rebounded out off the inside of the post.
A mistake by Rob Murray, who dropped a Nathan Page cross into his own net, gave United the lead although Norwich striker Keith Hetherington claimed the final touch.
Five minutes later Lynn were two down when Lee Howlett's crossed for Ben Welham to head home at the far post.
Hetherington headed a third on 69 minutes and ten minutes later Nathan Page's mazy run ended in a fourth. Lynn's consolation came in the 82nd minute when Elliott Fiddy forced the ball home after it rebounded off the crossbar.
Lynn: Murray, Harvey, Kyle (sub Gilchrist 76 mins), Fisk, Fiddy, J Spittlehouse, Kelly, Sedgemore, Dwyer (sub Osborn 76 mins), Bloomfield, Calvert (sub Rose 62 mins). Unused subs: Rudd, Rix.
Saturday 4 October Blyth Spartans 2 King's Lynn 4
Lynn came back from two goals down to record their first away win in Blue Square North.
Lynn fell behind on 13 minutes, McCabe nodding home Wright's floated ball at the back post.
Six minutes later a free kick by Williams, following a Weaver foul, took a deflection to put The Spartans 2-0 up.
Lynn forced their first corner in on 22nd minutes and shortly afterwards a Jack Defty header hit the bar. Lynn got a goal back on 29 minutes when Mark Peters headed home Francis' free kick.
Four minutes later the scores were level, Michael Frew firing home a 20-yard pile-driver.
The introduction of John Turner on the hour brought an immediate goal - Francis' low cross being turned in by Turner from close in with his first touch.
On 73 minutes Lynn went further ahead, Jack Defty laying off the ball to Scott Mitchell who scored from 20 yards.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver, C Defty, Peters, Crane, Mitchell, Frew, Smith, J Defty (Bloomfield), Joachim (Turner), Francis. Subs: Bloomfield, Fisk, Sedgemore, Murray. Booked: C Defty, Francis, Mitchell.
In a day of victories, two goals from Dom Dwyer saw Lynn Reserves get a welcome win at The Walks against Walsham-le-Willows whilst Lynn A continued their unbeaten run with a 3-2 win over West Lynn Social Reserves
Wednesday 8 October
Linnets nominated for Award
The Linnets are in line for a major award as it has been confirmed that they are one of the three finalists in the 'Team of the Year' Award at the second Eastern Daily Press Norfolk Sports Awards for 2008.
The presentations will take place at the Holiday Inn, Norwich north on Friday 14th November when the overall winner will be announced.
Thursday 9th October Maurice Ebbs
It is with great sadness that the club announces the death of Maurice Ebbs who passed away today.
Maurice's involvement with the Linnets goes back many years and in his time at the Walks he performed many functions. However, it will be as organiser of the team bus for away matches that he will be best remembered, a job which he carried out with much pride for many seasons.
The club sends its deepest sympathies to Maurice's wife Jenny and family. As a mark of respect a minute's silence will be held prior to the Farsley Celtic at the Walks on Saturday October 18th.
Friday 10th October In the Norfolk Senior Cup Lynn Reserves have been drawn away to Norwich United. Lynn have already shared the points when the clubs met at Plantation Park in the league and the Planters removed Lynn from the League Cup at The Walks.
The tie is to be played Saturday 22 November.
Saturday 11 October Wroxham 0 King's Lynn 2
Two goals by Jack Defty eased Lynn through to the 4th qualifying round on the FA Cup.
A goalless first half saw Lynn with the bulk of possession but the Yachtsmen had their chances on the break.
The deadlock was broken on 55 minutes when Jack Defty headed home Francis' corner at the near post.
Lynn's lead was doubled on 68 minutes - Jack Defty's neat turn giving him space to shoot from eight yards.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver (Kelly 77), C Defty, Peters, Crane, Smith, Frew, Mitchell, J Defty, Bloomfield (Joachim 83), Francis (Turner 72). Subs: Sedgemore, Fisk, Murray. Booked: J Defty, C Defty. Att: 1022
Lynn Reserves 4 Tiptree 3
Lynn Reserves went from two goals up to 3-2 down before rallying to win with a last minute goal from Rory Harper.
Goals by Simon Deadman and Dom Dwyer had given Lynn the lead before Tiptree pulled a goal back just before half-time.
Within five minutes of the restart Lynn found themselves 3-2 down and Tiptree had one shot cleared off the line and missed a further gilt edged chance from two yards before Lynn rallied. Substitute Robbie Palmer missed a penalty before Lynn drew level through Dom Dwyer and then Harper got the winner in the last minute.
Lynn: Rix, Harvey, J Spittlehouse (Palmer 24), Deadman, Fiddy (Vincent h/t), Gilchrist, Osborn, Setchell, Dwyer, White (Harper 62), Nicholl
Lynn A completed a good day with a 4-1 win at West Winch to put them top of the league.
Sunday 12 October KLFC Women 4 Bungay Town 3
King's Lynn FC Women carried on there good early season form with an entertaining win over Bungay Town at Bircham CITB. After going down to a early goal the King's Lynn women upped their tempo and took a 3-1 lead into half-time. Bungay then broke back to within a goal before Lynn applied more pressure to go 4-2 up. Bungay replied with a last minute penalty but the Lynn ladies held on to make it two league wins from two games. Goal scorers Adele Munday and Tiff Forshaw 3.
Now there's been the Defty brothers who have both played for the first team. Today sisters Chloe and Shanice Burch represented King's Lynn FC Women. Younger sister Shanice making her debut at 16 years of age put in a Player of the Match performance.
Saturday 18 October Lynn 1 Farsley Celtic 4
There can be few excuses for this result. Admittedly Lynn lost Simon Weaver with a cut head and went a goal down whilst down to ten men with Mark Peters off receiving treatment - not to return. But even before this Lynn were lucky to be on level terms - that thanks to two Scott Howie saves.
Two goals down, both coming from Walshaw, in the space of two minutes Lynn won their first corner on 38 minutes and but for a wasted Michael Frew free kick had little to offer in the first half.
The second half saw Lynn have more of the game but it was Farsley who scored on 58 minutes - Knowles getting in front of Charlie Defty to head home from a free kick.
Lynn pulled a goal back on 73 minutes - Scott Mitchell blasting home from just inside the edge of the area.
The visitors had the last word however, Speight completing the scoring in stoppage time.
It was Lynn's first home leage defeat since the visit of Corby last November.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver (Fisk 18), C Defty, Peters (Kelly 25), Crane, Smith, Frew, Mitchell, J Defty, Bloomfield (Turner 58), Francis. Subs (not used): Joachim, Murray.
Elsewhere Dom Dwyer scored a brace for Lynn Reserves but they went down 2-3 to Mildenhall. There was better news for Lynn A who made progress in the Norfolk Junior Cup - defeating Sprowston Athletic Reserves 5-2.
Monday 20 October Luke Graham joins on loan
The Linnets have signed 22 year old defender Luke Graham on a one month loan from Kettering Town. He will be in the squad to face Tamworth on Tuesday evening.
Joining Kettering from Northampton in July 2006 the 6' 3" (1.91m) defender had previously spent a loan period at Kettering before moving on to Forest Green where he made 30 appearances.
He has made two appearances as substitute for Kettering this season.
Tribute to Maurice Ebbs
As a lasting tribute to Maurice Ebbs the club have decided to re name the Supporters' Player of the Season trophy to the Maurice Ebbs Memorial Supporters' Trophy Player of the Season. Speaking shortly after the announcement club chairman Ken Bobbins said. "We felt that this was the best way to remember Maurice. We have seen over the past few days that he was held in high regard by all of our supporters and by renaming the supporters' trophy it now means that he will never be forgotten".
Tuesday 21 October Lynn 1 Tamworth 2
A rousing second half performance saw Lynn come close to grabbing a point against the division's high-flyers.
The pace and power of The Lambs gave Lynn a deserved half time lead.
Chris Smith was the first to find the net from close range as Lynn failed to clear a corner.
The second goal came on 34 minutes from the boot of Alex Rodman after a slick move sliced Lynn apart.
Lynn fought back after the interval and pulled a goal back on 64 minutes when Turner hammered home from 16 yards.
Lynn were now dominating with Adam Smith shooting over and then substitute Julian Joachim going close and debutant Luke Graham heading over.
Lynn were reduced to ten men in stoppage time minutes when Andrew Fisk was given a straight red for a lunge on Des Lyttle.
Lynn: Howie, C Defty, Chapman, Graham, Crane, Sedgemore, Turner, Mitchell (Fisk 65), J Defty (Joachim 79), Smith, Frew (Francis 80) Subs (not used): Bloomfield, Murray.
Tamworth: Bevan, Lyttle, Langdon, Smith, Wylde, Foster, Wright (Sheridan 45), Shaw (Birley 69), Sheldon, Rodman, Pritchard. Subs (not used): Lea, Burgess, McAughtrie.
Thursday 23 October Mitchell signs
The Linnets have signed midfielder Scott Mitchell on a transfer from Rushden & Diamonds. Scott has impressed in his loan spell at the Walks and has agreed a deal that keeps him at the club until the end of the season.
Saturday 25 OctoberLynn 1 Kidderminster 5
Like life, football can be unfair at times. Lynn were without Simon Weaver, Mark Peters and Scott Mitchell and then lost Jack Defty in the first ten minutes.
It wasn't that Lynn deserved anything other than defeat in this FA Cup encounter - but the score did not reflect the chances that Lynn had but failed to convert.
In the opening seconds Michael Frew had a glancing header cleared off the line and after two minutes Jack Defty had a close range header saved by Bartlett who went on to deny Lynn several times during the game.
With Jack Defty leaving the field with a back injury Lynn regrouped.
John Turner was frequently allowed space on the right wing and it was from his crosses that Lynn's early hopes came. But Kidderminster began to look dangerous and from their first spell of pressure came the opening goal.
Barnes-Homer volleying past Howie from eight yards.
Lynn missed a chance to level shortly afterwards when Smith and Fisk both went to strike the same ball just outside the box but Lynn fell further behind soon after.
Chapman slipped when trying to stop the charge of Barnes-Homer and although his cross-shot may not have been what he intended it fell to Penn to score.
Five minutes before half time Brittain made it three for the visitors and with seconds of the half remaining it should have been four - Richards firing wide with just Howie to beat.
Four minutes into the second half Smikle added number four with Lynn fans protesting that both Crane and Howie had been impeded.
Bartlett denied Frew with another good save on 52 minutes and then Jones was shown a straight red for an arm around Frew's neck two minutes later.
On 62 minutes Richards found himself in space to nutmeg Howie as the scoreline began to look embarrassing.
Francis provided a small degree of respectability to the scoreline on 67 minutes when he headed home from Charlie Defty and in the final seconds Bartlett again performed well to keep out Graham's header.
Lynn: Howie, C Defty, Chapman, Graham, Crane, Sedgemore, Frew, Fisk (Joachim 45), J Defty (Francis 9), Smith, Turner (Bloomfield 79). Subs (not used): Camm, Kelly, Murray.
Booked: Frew, Crane.
Kidderminster: Bartlett, Baker, Ferrell, Creighton, Jones, Barnes-Homer, Penn (Bennett 51), Richards (Moore 73), Smikle, Brittain (Riley 57), Lowe. Subs (not used): Knights, Coleman, McDermott, Bowler. Booked Penn. Sent off Jones.
It was a bad weekend all round. Lynn Reserves went down 5-1 at Wivenhoe and Lynn A 4-1 at Heacham.
Tuesday 28 OctoberBradley Thomas joins on loan
The Linnets have completed a deal with Crawley Town to bring 6ft 2 inch defender Bradley Thomas to the club on loan until the end of December. It is possible the loan may become permanent after this.
It's expected that Thomas will be involved in Saturday's Conference North fixture with Solihull Moors.
Starting as a trainee with Peterborough United Bradley has played for a number of clubs - many of them on loan. Whilst at Peterborough he was loaned to Kettering, Aldershot, Heybridge and Weymouth.
Joining Eastleigh in the summer of 2005 he moved on to Yeovil in January 2006 and had loan spells at Tamworth and Boston United - scoring twice in 11 appearances for the latter.
He joined Crawley in June 2007 and has made 27 appearances - his early Reds career being delayed by a broken leg in a pre-season friendly against Tottenham.
Thursday 30 OctoberPeters breaks leg
The Linnets have been dealt a huge blow with the news that central defender Mark Peters suffered a broken leg in the fixture with Farsley Celtic. The injury is expected to sideline Peters for a minimum of six weeks
Saturday 1 NovemberLynn 3 Solihull Moors 0
Solihull had the first notable chance when Edwards took advantage of a slip by Chapman but then took too much care in rounding Howie and left himself with a difficult angle and he could only hit the post.
Jack Defty had a header just wide whilst Joachim showed some slick touches.
Lynn then returned to the attack forcing a corner for themselves which was taken by Adam Smith and from which Jack Defty glanced a header just wide.
Lynn lost debutant Thomas to an Achilles injury but two minutes later went ahead.
A long ball from Crane found Joachim who fired home from 20 yards.
Two minutes later Lynn doubled their lead when Jack Defty was fouled by Collins in the penalty area. Defty took the spot kick himself to score his seventh goal of the season.
On the stroke of half time Howie did well to tip over a free kick from Middleton.
Solihull, with nothing to lose, took the game to Lynn. with Faulds having a shot blocked, and then Palmer and Daly putting efforts over the bar.
At the other end Joachim's shot from 20-yard went just wide of the post.
Howie then denied Travis and then on 75 minutes Jack Defty was given a straight red card following a foul on Daly but despite being reduced to ten men it was Lynn who scored seven minutes later.
A build-up which involved Chapman and Frew went to Joachim who fired home from 15 yards.
Lynn: Howie, Graham, Chapman, Thomas (Weaver), Crane, Sedgemore, Frew, Mitchell, J Defty, Joachim, Smith. Unused Subs: Bloomfield, Turner, Camm, Murray.
Booked: Crane, Frew. Sent Off: J Defty. Attendance 970
Elsewhere, Lynn Reserves came back from 3-1 down to get a point at Stanway. Goals from Lee White and a late brace from Dom Dwyer gained Lynn a point. Lynn had Charlie Defty, Andrew Fisk and Joe Francis in the team. Lynn A defeated Lynn Docklands 5-0 with the scorers being Penty 2, Rudd, Coe and Rose.
Wednesday 5 NovemberLynn Reseves 4 Wisbech 0
A strong Lynn Reserves team overcame local rivals Wisbech with two goals in each half. Joe Francis opened the scoring on 23 minutes and Danny Bloomfield added a second on 35 minutes.
The third goal, also from Bloomfield, was the result of a penalty and with ten minutes remaining Bloomfield completed his hat-trick.
Lynn: Murray, Harvey, Chapman, Camm, Defty, Leggett, Nicholls, Kelly, Dwyer, Bloomfield, Francis. Subs: White, J Setchell, Palmer, Gilchrist, Rix. Attendance 138.
It was the Reserves last scheduled Walks action for a month.
Saturday 8 NovemberHucknall Town 1 King's Lynn 2
Lynn came back from an indifferent first half to claim the points in their first visit to Watnall Road.
The home side took the lead on 15 minutes when Danny Bacon avoided the tackles of Weaver and Crane and drew Scott Howie before slotting home.
Lynn drew level on 63 minutes through Julian Joachim.
Substitute Joe Francis' cross with ten minutes remaining found the head of Graham to give Lynn the points.
Lynn move to tenth in the league having not beaten a team above them, nor losing to a team below. Next week's visit to high flying Southport will give an opportunity to change that.
Lynn: Howie, Graham, Chapman, Weaver, Crane, Sedgemore, Frew (Francis 69), S Mitchell, Defty, Joachim, Smith (Camm 44). Subs (not used): Bloomfield, Turner, Murray.
In the Norfolk Junior Cup Lynn A defeated Thetford Town Reserves 4-3 after extra time.
Wednesday 12 NovemberLuke Graham
This morning officials of Kettering and King's Lynn Football Club have agreed the extension of the loan deal of Luke Graham to continue until January 5 2009.
Saturday 15 NovemberSouthport 2 King's Lynn 1
Lynn paid the price for giving the opposition too much first half respect at Haig Avenue as they went down by the odd goal of three.
Lynn took the lead on 11 minutes when a Michael Frew's cross-shot took a deflection into the net.
This was against the early run of play and Southport had already had a goal disallowed by this time for offside.
Two goals in the following ten minutes saw Lynn to defeat.
On sixteen-minutes Steve Daly had an easy side-foot home after Mark Duffy had beaten Ben Chapman and then on 21 minutes Ciaran Kilheeney found himself in space to score from the edge of the box.
The second half was a dull, feisty affair. Lynn gave Southport less space and showed more competition for the ball but the best chance, a goalmouth scramble folowing a header from Simon Weaver, was blocked and eventually cleared.
Lynn: Howie, Graham, Chapman, Weaver, Crane, Sedgemore (Francis 56), Frew, Mitchell, Turner (Bloomfield 82), Joachim, Camm. Unused Subs: Dwyer, Murray. Booked: Weaver, Crane, Mitchell, Chapman
Tuesday 18 NovemberWroxham 6 Lynn Reserves 0
Lynn's defensive frailties were exposed as the Yachtsmen gained some revenge for their FA Cup removal at the hands of the first team.
Wroxham went ahead on 12 minutes and the lead was soon doubled. Lynn appeared to settle and came more into the game although the home side had the better of the chances.
In the second half Lynn started well and had their best scoring attempt when McNally turned an effort onto the bar - but that was it and Lynn's defence leaked four further goals. A consolation goal, particularly for Dwyer's hard work, was deserved but never came.
Wednesday 19 NovemberGateshead 3 King's Lynn 2
Two goals by Michael Frew gave Lynn a healthy 16 minute lead but this was squandered away by half time as the Lynn defence gave away early Christmas presents.
Frew scored the first on 10 minutes having been put through by Scott Mitchell and the second came six minutes later when he headed home a ball from Julian Joachim.
Ben Chapman had an effort ruled offside before Gateshead began their comeback.
Lee Novak got the first of his hat trick after Lynn had failed to clear a free kick and then beat Crane to a long ball to level the scores.
The scoring was completed soon after although both sides had further opportunities.
Mitchell and Frew went denied as half time approached.
For Gateshead, Steve Turnbull came closest to scoring in the second half when he hit the post from 22 yards and then Scott Howie did well to deny Armstrong.
Lynn launched a final assault but home 'keeper Musselwhite saved from Frew and Crane and then Frew shot over in the final seconds.
Lynn: Howie, Graham, Chapman, Weaver, Crane, Camm, Turner (Bloomfield 79), Mitchell, Frew, Joachim, Francis (Sedgemore 39). Subs not used: Murray, Kelly.
Saturday 22 NovemberLynn 3 Stafford Rangers 2
Lynn progressed to the next round of the FA Trophy in a scrappy game.
Lynn had a chance in the opening minute when Michael Frew broke onto a ball from Sedgemore forcing visiting 'keeper Danny Alcock into a fingertip save.
Lynn took the lead on 17 minutes when John Turner won the ball and made progress down the right before crossing to Julian Joachim to volley home from 12 yards.
Stafford looked dangerous going forward but their shooting was off target with Howie rarely warming his hands.
A 42nd minute free kick on the Lynn right resulted in Frew crossing the ball which found Simon Weaver who bundled it home.
Stafford pulled themselves back into the game two minutes later when Carl Palmer drove home from 20 yards - their first effort worthy of note that was on target.
Two minutes after the restart Stafford drew level when substitute Mark McGee was left unmarked to score from 10 yards.
On 55 minutes Lynn retook the lead when Bradley Thomas forced the ball home after Joachim's shot was blocked.
Stafford were far more of a threat that in the first half, Howie tipping over an effort from Palmer and the Lynn defence looking desperate at times but they survived to go into Monday's draw.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver, Chapman, Graham, Thomas, Camm, Turner (Fisk), Mitchell, Frew, Joachim, Sedgemore (Capt). Unused Subs: Bloomfield, Crane, C Defty, Murray. Att: 749
Monday 24 NovemberJohn Saffer
The club have today been informed of the death of loyal supporter John Saffer at the age of 78. Up until a few seasons ago John was a regular at the Walks and also travelled regularly to away matches as well. John was one of the club's characters and was known to many of you as 'Tottenham John.'
The club sends its deepest sympathies to John's family.
Friday 28 NovemberDanny Departs
King's Lynn Football Club announce today that Danny Bloomfield has been released.
Both parties wish to stress that this was a decision they both came to and the parting is perfectly amicable.
Danny felt that at this stage in his career he needed to be playing regular first team football and that this is a guarantee that boss Keith Webb could not give him with the likes of Julian Joachim, Jack Defty and Michael Frew in such good form at the moment. Webb added that Danny now also has a young family to consider and the amount of time we spend travelling is another factor in the decision.
"Danny has been a tremendous servant to KLFC in my time here and it was his goals that were pivotal in our promotion last season. I wish to thank him for everything and wish him well for the future."
Saturday 29 NovemberLynn 2 Stafford Rangers 2
A rousing second half performance was deserving of a win but a penalty conceded by Ben Chapman six minutes from time meant the points had to be shared.
Stafford's midfield had the better of the first half which saw the visitors take the lead on 19 minutes.
John Turner lost the ball and Phillips curled in a shot past the static Scott Howie.
Lynn's best first half chance came almost immediately when Ben Sedgemore sent in a long range shot which Stafford 'keeper Alcock tipped over.
Lynn had a let off when Chapman's weak back pass was picked up by Moult who beat the grounded Howie but his effort was cleared Luke Graham.
Stafford's Pierpoint became the first of four visiting players to be yellow carded as he showed dissent amid claims that the ball had hit an arm.
With half time approaching Andre Francis' went just wide as the visitors looked in command.
A double half time substitution and it was a different Lynn side that bossed the second half.
Within three minutes of the restart Lynn were on level terms - Adam Smith's cross finding Jack Defty at the far post who headed back across goal and Simon Weaver bundled home.
Lynn then had the vast majority of scoring chances with Stafford defending desperately at times.
Defty had a good opportunity when goal side of the keeper but he header over from six yards when under pressure.
On 76 minutes Lynn took a deserved lead when Joe Francis took the ball to the goal line before crossing to find the head of Michael Frew to put home.
With a win looking on the cards Chapman clipped the heals of Rangers' substitute David McNiven who scored from the resultant spot kick.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver, Chapman, Graham, Thomas (Defty 45), Camm, Turner (Smith 45), Mitchell, Frew, Joachim (Francis 59), Sedgemore. Subs (not used): Fisk, Murray. Booked: Chapman.
It was cup action for both Lynn Reserves and Lynn A. Lynn Reserves will entertain Norwich United in a Norfolk Senior Cup replay on Wednesday after extra time failed to separate the teams, Ross Kelly scoring for Lynn. Lynn A progressed to the last eight of the Norfolk Junior Cup with a 4-3 win over Wiggenhall.
Should Lynn Reserves win the Norfolk Senior Cup replay they will play Loddon on January 3rd 2009.
Saturday 6 DecemberWorkington 1 Lynn 1
A 70th minute header from Jack Defty earned Lynn a deserved point at Borough Park: Lynn having fallen behind to a 19th minute header from Johnny Wright.
Lynn's first half display suffered as their final ball frequently let them down. Scott Mitchell shot wide after 8 minutes but it was the home side that then applied the pressure and took the lead when a corner was headed back across goal by Arnison for Wright to head home.
Lynn improved in the second half but it was not until the 70th minute that their pressure paid dividends.
It was the second of two consecutive corners that saw Jack Defty head home Michael Frew's kick.
There were chances at either end but the score remained 1-1 with both sides now looking to go one better when they meet in the FA Trophy next week.
The match was not without its injuries with the Reds seeing substitute Johnston stretchered off whilst Ben Chapman was substituted having what appeared to be a re-occurrence of his shoulder injury.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver, Chapman (Francis 64), Graham, Crane, Camm, Frew, Mitchell (Fisk 78), Defty, Joachim (Turner 57), Smith. Unused subs Sedgemore, Murray.
Lynn Reserves 1 Norwich United 0
Lynn Reserves progressed to the next round of the Norfolk Senior Cup thanks to a goal in the dying seconds from Ross Kelly. It was a victory Lynn deserved having bossed the second half as much as Norwich United had the better of the first half. Lynn, however, had created the better chances.
Lynn: Rix, Palmer (J Spittlehouse 85), Bush, Deadman (Vincent 56), Fiddy, C Defty, Kelly, Harvey, Dwyer, Rudd (Harper 64), Nicholls. Unused subs Setchell, Berwick.
Lynn A won 8-0 against Gaywood.
Saturday 13 DecemberWorkington 4 King's Lynn 3
Phil McLuckie gave the home side an early lead on five minutes, scoring from close range at the second attempt.
Arnison doubled the home side's lead on 11 minutes following a long ball over the top - the home side being the better at adapting to the heavy conditions.
Lynn pulled a goal back on 40 minutes when a Crane free-kick eventually found Sedgemore, whose shot was deflected into the net by Michael Frew.
Lynn had a let-off two minutes later when a Campion shot hit the post.
A Michael Frew free kick from just outside the area was glanced into the net by Graham to pull the scores level on 49 minutes.
Lynn began to dominate but received a blow when Workington were awarded a penalty for handball. Gareth Arnison sent Howie the wrong way to give them a 62nd minute lead - much against the run of play.
Back came Lynn and six minutes later Turner whipped the ball in which hit a defender and found its way into the net.
Lynn failed to clear a corner and Workington once again took the lead when on-load defender Campion shot through a crowd of players, giving Howie no chance.
Jack Defty had an effort cleared off the line with three minutes remaining.
Lynn: Howie, Weaver (Thomas 49), C Defty, Graham, Crane, Camm, Sedgemore (Turner 56), Mitchell, Smith (Francis 78), J Defty, Frew. Unused Subs: Joachim, Murray. Att: 240
Booked: Weaver, Graham, C Defty
Four goals by Dom Dwyer, two by Rory Harper (one penalty) and one from Martin Rudd gave Lynn Reserves a 7-2 win over Whitton United. The visitors had two players sent off.
Lynn: Rix, Palmer, Bush, Deadman (Osborn 85), Fiddy, Leggett, Kelly, Setchell, Dwyer, Harper (Rudd 87), Nicholls (J Spittlehouse 84). Unused subs Vincent, Norris. Booked: Bush, Deadman, Harper. Sent Off: Bush
Saturday 20 DecemberKing's Lynn 0 Burscough 0
Some goalless draws are entertaining - this one wasn't as the Linnets not only shared a name but also the points for the second time this season.
Lynn without Adam Smith and Mark Camm were disjointed and lacked any degree of urgency.
Simon Weaver occupied the bench.
Lynn's shot - there was just the one of them worthy of the name - came on nine minutes from the boot of Ben Sedgemore but neither keeper was seriously troubled throughout the ninety minutes.
Burscough were, throughout, the better organised and harder working.
Lynn did brighten up with the introduction of Francis and Joachim but they never looked like scoring.
On the plus side it was a clean sheet - something they might need when they travel to Gainsborough on Boxing Day as Trinity have scored three in each of their last three games.
This was Lynn's tenth draw from twenty league games whilst their five victories come from teams in the bottom six places in the table.
Lynn: Howie, Graham, Chapman, Thomas, Crane, Sedgemore (Francis 57), Turner (Joachim 56), Mitchell, J Defty, Frew, Fisk (C Defty 73). Subs (not used): Weaver, Murray. Booked: J Defty
Burscough: Dickinson, Goulding, Clancy, Moogan, Brannan (Grogan 64), Evans, Parry, Stanford (Wilson 76), Stepien (Davies 82), Wade, Heler. Subs (not used): Roberts, Grundy. Bookings: Goulding, Parry, Heler
Referee: M Chester (Lincs) Attendance: 860
Felixstowe & Walton Utd 0 Lynn Reserves 2
A mistake by former Lynn keeper Ben Nower gave Lynn the perfect start. Ross Kelly caught him off his line after two minutes and lifted the ball into the net from 35 yards.
The second came on 73 minutes after the home side had been enjoying their best spell. A quick counter attack found Osborn just inside the home half and he advanced to round a defender and guide the ball under Nower from just inside the 18 yard box.
Lynn: Rix, Harvey, Bush, Deadman, Spittlehouse, Leggett, Kelly, Setchell, Dwyer (Vincent 89), Harper (Rudd 77), Nicholls (Osborn 60).
Unused Subs: Fiddy, Gilchrist.
Friday 26 DecemberGainsborough Trinity 2 King's Lynn 0
Lynn dominated the opening 20 minutes, Joe Francis having one effort cleared off the line on eight minutes. However, the home side slowly took charge with Lynn being on the defensive coming up to half time.
Luke Beckett headed Trinity into the lead in first half stoppage time.
Beckett bundled home a second some 10 minutes after the restart.
Lynn's second half efforts were limited to one from Francis and a late attempt from substitute Ben Sedgemore.
Lynn: Howie, Graham, Chapman (Sedgemore), Thomas, Crane, Smith, Fisk, Mitchell (Joachim), J Defty, Frew (Turner), Francis, Subs Joachim, Sedgemore, Weaver, Turner, Murray. Booked: Frew, J Defty, Chapman, Francis
Saturday 27 December
Dereham Town 1 Lynn Reserves 2
Lynn ended 2008 on a run of five games without defeat. Without the suspended Charlie Defty and Rory Harper Lynn had Mark Peters making his first appearance after a length lay off and he made too important blocks and had a scoring chance in a first half where the home side had the better of possession. Lynn, however, went in at half time two goals up thanks to some fine finishing from Dom Dwyer in the 35 and 42 minutes.
Dereham pulled a goal back three minutes after the restart for for much of the second half Lynn were of defensive although Tom Rix was rarely called up to make a serious save. Dwyer had two good chances late on to add to his tally but on each occasion ex-Linnet John Higgs was on hand to deny him.
Lynn: Rix, Harvey, Bush, Deadman (Nicholls 73), J Spittlehouse, Peters, Kelly, Setchell, Dwyer (Palmer 89), Leggett (Rudd 73), Osborn. Booked: Bush
Lynn A defeated Lynn Napier 8-2, Lynn scorers Watson 3, T Spittlehouse, Drawbridge, Rose, Penty, Somerton
Tuesday 30th December
Thomas loan spell extended
Defender Bradley Thomas has today agreed a loan deal that will see him remain at The Walks for the remainder of the season. Also it is expected that fellow loan defender, Luke Graham, will sign a similar loan deal shortly.