King's Lynn Town 2 Hitchin Town 0
Tuesday 10th October
LEAGUE TABLES
Tuesday 10th October
Evo-Stik Southern Prem
01 Kettering Town 11 28
02 Slough Town 11 27
03 Hereford 11 26
04 King's Lynn Town 11 25
05 Weymouth 11 22
06 Redditch United 11 22
07 Tiverton Town 12 22


Thurlow Nunn Div One
01  Woodbridge Town 10 28
02  Whitton United 11 27
03  Kings Lynn T Res 13 25
04  Framlingham Town 8 20
05  Norwich CBS 11 20
06  Leiston Reserves 12 20
07  Debenham LC 10 20


Lynn gained revenge for the defeat inflicted by the Canaries last season and gave debuts to Grant Holt and Simon Lappin from the bench but it was a hard earned win against a side who played the second half with ten men. Lynn had Sam Gaughran in for the injured Leon Mettam but the formation of three centre halves took a while to settle in what was a scrappy, even, first half although Alex Street, in the Lynn goal, had the most work.
Lynn had the early pressure and won a corner form a Michael Clunan free kick but Tom Ward's header was blocked.
The visitors won a couple of corners and then Jonny McNamara and Lucas Kirkpatrick tested Street in quick succession.
Hitchin appeared to be bypassing the Lynn midfield too easily while Michael Gash was getting little service in attack.
When he did get a shooting chance, on 26 minutes following Ryan Hawkins' cross he shot straight at keeper Michael Johnson.
Just before half time Canaries defender Lewis Rolfe was dismissed for a foul on Street following a free kick and Ryan Fryatt was booked for his reaction in the "handbags" that followed.
Lynn dominated after the restart but at first it looked as if Hitchin's readguard could resist the pressure.
Appeals for a penalty were turned down when Gash's ball into the box hit the hand of a defender buy on 56 minutes Lynn took the lead with a nicely worked goal which saw Craig Parker control Gash's headed flick to score.
Michael Clunan has a chance to double the lead but he saw his shot well saved. The followed the introduction of Grant Holt to much applause but he was not involved in the second goal when Parker turned provider for Gash, his low cross setting him up to score from 10 yards.
Simon Lappin was introduced and both he and Holt had a chance to et on the scoresheet, Holt arriving just too early to get his head onto a cross and Lappin trying his luck from a free kick which went over.
Lynn: Street, Norman, Blake-Tracy, Gaughran, Ward, Fryatt, Clunan, Parker (Lappin 81), Jarvis, Gash (Siddons 86), Hawkins (Holt 71). Subs: Siddons, Holt, Lappin, McQuaid, Hilliard. Booked: Fryatt, Gaughran. Scorer: Parker 56, Gash 75
Hitchin: Johnson, Cotter, Walster, Rolfe, Dowie, Bickerstaff, Kirkpatrick, Smith, Vincent (Donnelly 69), Bailey (Bennett 69), McNamara (Green 64). Subs: Donnelly, Green, Charles, Tshikla, Bennett. Booked Walster, Donnelly. Sent off; Rolfe
Attendance: 1,067