King's Lynn Town 4 Curzon Ashton 1
Saturday 24th August
Saturday 24th August
|Vanarama National North|
|Thurlow Nunn Div One|
|17||King's Lynn Reserves||4||2|
|20||Wisbech St Mary||3||0|
Lynn extended their unbeaten run to five matches with a deserved win that moved them two second in the table.
Lynn made two changes from the starting line-up that defeated AFC Telford the previous week with Ryan Jarvis coming in for Chris Smith, who had a sight hamstring problem, and Chris Henderson for Sam Kelly.
Despite kick-off being delayed by some 50 minutes because the Nash suffered transport problems, it was the home side that looked out of sorts and unprepared.
Aaron Jones had an early effort from the edge of the box that went narrowly wide of the post but it was the visitors who dominated and looked sharper creating chances for Rob Evans and Sean Miller before taking a deserved lead on 12 minutes.
Callum Saunders getting on the end of a Miller pass and slotting past Alex Street.
The opening 15-20 minutes belonged to the Nash but Lynn had a chance to equalise immediately after Curzon had taken the lead but Adam Marriott’s shot was tipped onto the post by Cameron Mason.
On 17 minutes the visitors nearly doubled their lead when Sean Miller’s curling effort from some 25 yards hit the bar.
Lynn clawed their way back into the game but it was not until the 33rd minute that they equalised when Marriott scored from the spot after a Jones’ cross hit the arm of Josh Askew.
Lynn began to dominate and took the lead on 39 minutes with Jones again the provider. His cross to the back post finding the head of Michael Gash.
Lynn’s third goal was a repeat of the second only this time it was Nathan Fox who crossed for Gash to head home on 61 minutes to make it 3-1 and the scoring was completed two minutes later when Marriott scored his fifth of the season ending a slick move that involved himself, Alfie Payne and Gash leaving Nash a shadow of the team that started the game.
Lynn: Street, Jones, Fox, Fryatt, Jarvis (Richards 63), McAuley, Clunan, Payne (Carey 73), Gash, Marriott, Henderson (Kelly 54). Unused subs: Barrows,Stewart. Booked: Jones. Scorers: Marriott pen 33, 62 Gash 39, 61
Curzon: Mason, Halls, Askew, Wroe (Elstone 81), Ali, Thornley, Merrill, Evans, Saunders (Banister 71), Miller, Regan (Davies h/t). Unused subs: Wall, Sinclair. Booked: Evans, Halls, Davies, Saunders. Scorer: Saunders 12