King's Lynn Town 0 Mildenhall Town 1
Saturday 28th October
Saturday 28th October
|Evo-Stik Southern Prem|
|02||King's Lynn Town||14||34|
|Thurlow Nunn Div One|
|02||Kings Lynn T Res||15||31|
Lynn's record of having not lost a competitive game to a club from a lower league since 2009 when they were reformed ended with a
deserved defeat against step four side Mildenhall Town.
Manager Ian Culverhouse made a few changes to the side with Alex Street and Craig Parker, ever-presents in the starting league line-ups this season,
being named as substitutes and joined there by the fit-again Leon Mettam along with Tom Siddons and Sam Gaughran.
Making his Lynn debut in goal was Tom Rix and it was he who managed to keep Mildenhall out until the 59th minute, pulling off three good saves in the first half.
Mildenhall, without a win in their last three league outings, had a game plan and stuck to it. They were content to let Lynn come forward and apply the pressure and utterly frustrate the home sides' efforts and then look to create opportunities of their own on the break.
This they did and they created the better chances with Jacob Brown putting in a stinging shot on the quarter hour which Rix parried and the Danny Crow tried to get in the follow-up but Rix saved.
Mildenhall lost the services of recent signing Jack Wilkinson to injury on 25 minutes but whereas some teams might have had difficulty re-organising the mid-table Southern League South-East team got on with the job
Jacob Brown continued to be a threat his next effort being pushed onto the post by Rix.
Lynn did try to create chances of their own, Michael Gash setting up Ryan Hawkins but he fired over the bar.
Just before the break Matt Green tried a shot but it went straight to Rix to keep the half-time score goalless.
Lynn had a couple of early chances after the break with Hawkins firing over and then Sam Roach, in the visitors' goal, producing a reflex save to deny Tom Ward who got on the end of a Simon Lappin cross.
The deadlock was broken on 59 minutes when Dan Brown managed to get himself goal-side of Tom Ward to pit the ball over the advancing Rix.
Lynn made substitutions and huffed and puffed but could not find the equaliser, Gash going closest with a header from Blake-Tracy's cross which went over.
Lynn: Rix, Norman, Blake-Tracy, Fryatt, Ward, Jarvis, Clunan, Lappin (Parker 61), Gash, Holt (Mettam 61), Hawkins (Siddons 78). Subs: Gaughran, Parker, Mettam, Siddons, Street
Mildenhall: Roach, Kerins, Wilkinson (Avis 25, Huxtable 79), Curry, Asensi, Hood, Crow, Green, J Brown, D Brown, Collins. Subs: Butcher, Pereira, Huxtable, Avis, Boddey. Scorer: D Brown 59