Kettering Town 1 King's Lynn Town 0
Monday 1st January
LEAGUE TABLES
Monday 1st January
Evo-Stik Southern Prem
01 Kettering Town 26 57
02 King's Lynn Town 26 55
03 Weymouth 26 54
04 Hereford 22 52
05 Tiverton Town 26 47
06 Hitchin Town 26 44
07 Slough Town 20 43


Thurlow Nunn Div One
02  Woodbridge Town 19 51
03  Whitton United 21 51
04  Framlingham Town 20 48
05  Kings Lynn T Res 24 47
06  Braintree Town Res 21 39
07  Debenham LC 23 37
08  Norwich CBS 21 36


Lynn suffered their first New Year's Day loss in 28 years and surrendered top place in the division to Kettering Town.
On a heavy Latimer Park pitch manager Ian Culverhouse made changes to the starting line-up that drew against St Ives with Ryan Fryatt and Leon Mettam being recalled and Ryan Hawkins and Craig Parker dropping to the bench.
Aaron O'Connor was the first to get a shot on target it shot was easily held by Alex Street in the Lynn goal.
Lynn, however, were the quicker to settle and were the first to win a corner and, on 14 minutes, were awarded a penalty when Mettam was hauled down by home ’keeper Paul White.
Michael Clunan stepped up in the hopes of scoring from the spot for the eleventh time this season but his chip hit the bar and went out.
Three minutes later O’Connor had the ball in the net but his goal was ruled offside but the 34 year old striker was not to be denied and on 20 minutes he slid home Rene Howes’ cross.
Lynn continued to press but either there was no one to take advantage of crosses into the area or, when there was, Lynn's efforts were either blocked or saved by White.
In once instance Clunan saw his shot saved by White who then blocked Michael Gash’s rebound shot at the expense of a corner.
Mettam then saw his shot beat White only to hit the far post and go out while at the other end Ben Milnes took too long with his shot and Street was able to save.
The second half continued in much the same vein with White saving Gash’s downward header from Cameron Norman’s free kick.
Lynn continued to dominate possession, Gash had a couple of efforts which went straight at White.
Kettering were reduced to ten men for the final 12 minutes when Michael Richens was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident with Norman.
Lynn continued to create and dominate but their best effort in the closing stages saw substitute Craig Parker's volley fly over but Kettering hung on for the points.
Kettering: White, Bateman, Marshall, Solkhon, Toseland; Stohrer, Milnes (Stevens 67), Richens, Meikle (Thomas 90); Howe, O'Connor (Hoenes 90). Subs: Akindi, Hoenes, Stevens, Thomas, Snow. Booked: White, Toseland, Howe. Sent off: Richens. Scorer: O’Connor 20
Lynn: Street, Norman, Blake-Tracey, Gaughran, Ward, Fryatt, Clunan, Jarvis, Gash, Mettam (Hawkins 67), Lappin (Parker 67). Subs: Hawkins, Parker, Siddons, McQuaid, Frary. Booked: Mettam
Attendance: 1,019