King's Lynn Town 0 Merthyr Town 0
Saturday 7th April
LEAGUE TABLES
Saturday 7th April
Evo-Stik Southern Prem
01 Hereford 41 98
02 King's Lynn Town 42 92
03 Weymouth 42 90
04 Kettering Town 39 85
05 Slough Town 40 83
06 Royston Town 41 70
07 Tiverton Town 40 70


Thurlow Nunn Div One
03  Framlingham Town 31 75
04  Swaffham Town 33 66
05  Braintree Town Res 33 65
06  Kings Lynn T Res 34 61
07  Norwich CBS 33 55
08  Debenham LC 32 54
09  AFC Sudbury Res 37 45


With memories of the goalless draw against Frome at The Walks early in the season, Lynn were left frustrated by a Merthyr side that came with a game plan which was all too effective.
Hopes of finishing the season in second place remain but the next two games, against Kettering and Slough, and the result when Weymouth visit Kettering take on that much more significance.
Merthyr had diminutive 16 year old Ed Hewitson in goal but Lynn failed to take advantage of his lack of inches and were too slow in the build-up to attack.
They had chances, however, the first falling to Ryan Fryatt in the fourth minute but his header from Simon Lappin's free kick went wide.
Following a corner Cameron King did beat Hewitson with a shot in the twelfth minute but the ball was cleared off the line by Jarrad Wright.
Michael Gash then had a number of chances, shooting wide with a free kick, then heading over after the ball fell to him following a free kick which Hewitson parried.
Then on 22 minutes he got on the end of a Cameron Norman cross but his shot cannoned against the bar.
Merthyr had few first half chances and those that were created arose from defensive mistakes. On one occasion Tom Ward's loose ball allowed Owain Jones an opportunity but his shot was wide of the post
Further chances fell to Lynn before the break but despite dominating they lacked the finishing touch in the final third.
The second half progressed much like the first with Lynn unable to break a well organised and determined Merthyr defence.
In a 63rd minute counter attack by the visitors Owain Jones and then Harry Franklin forced Alex Street into a double save.
The remainder of the half really belonged to Hewitson who continued to defy his youth and lack of height. Gash and Parker went close for Lynn and when Hewitson was beaten in the 89th minute Kyle Patten was on hand to clear Tom Siddons' header off the line.
In time added on Hewitson managed to turn a Siddons' strike onto the post at the expense of a corner and that, in turn, saw Ward's header turned over the crossbar.
Lynn: Street, Norman, Blake-Tracy, Fryatt, Ward, Jarvis, Clunan, Hilliard (Siddons 62) Gash, King (Parker 65), Lappin (Hawkins 62). Subs: Siddons, Hawkins, Parker, Mettam, Frary. Booked: Ward, Gash
Merthyr: Hewitson, Davies, Franklin, Reddy, Harris, Patten, Jenkins (Price 76), Wright, Jones, Morgan (John 45), Traylor. Subs: Dima, John, Price. Booked: Morgan, Reddy, Hewitson, Franklin, Davies
Attendance: 721