Welcome . . .
. . to the Official Website of the Blue & Gold Supporters' Trust for all the followers of the senior football club in King's Lynn, King's Lynn Town - "
Independent of King's Lynn Town Football Club, here we cover news from The Trust, The "Linnets" past and present, host an active Linnets' Fans' Forum and also maintain comprehensive statistics covering steps 1-4 of the Non-League Pyramid including the Turnstile League.
Lynn renew acquaintances with Alfreton on Saturday as they set out on the 2019-20 FA Cup trail.
In order to pocket the £6,750 prize money and proceed to the next round they need to keep out the threat of Amari Morgan-Smith who notched his eleventh
goal of the season in the Reds 2-1 defeat at Kettering on Saturday. The striker may not be too popular with Lynn fans following the incident involving Rory McAuley’s red card
two weeks ago.
There has been one addition to the Alfreton squad since the teams met at The Walks with the arrival of midfielder/centre-back Conor Branson from Altrincham for an undisclosed fee.
The 27 year old scored 12 goals in 43 appearances for Bradford Park Avenue last season as they reached the play offs, eventually losing to Spennymoor Town.
Branson moved to Altrincham in June for an undisclosed fee but never completed 90 minutes in his eight appearances (5 starts).
On Saturday he was a half-time substitute at Kettering.
For Lynn this will be only their second visit to North Street, their previous trip being in August 2008 in their first season in Conference North. Lynn drew the match 1-1 thanks to a
Jack Defty goal on 54 minutes in a game which saw Lynn continue their unbeaten start to the season (it was their fourth consecutive draw) and see Greg Crane become Lynn’s first player to be red carded that season.
: The Impact Arena, North Street, Alfreton. DE55 7FZ
: £14 Adult, £10 Conc, £2 Under 16
King’s Lynn Town 2 Gloucester City 2
Saturday 14th September
Lynn maintained their unbeaten home record thanks to a injury time goal against a spirited Tigers side.
Manager Ian Culverhouse made three changes from the side that draw at Spennymoor with Chris Smith coming in for the suspended Rory McAuley while Jordan Richards and Sam Kelly replaced Alfie Payne and Chris Henderson who had to settle for a place on the bench.
Lynn got off to a perfect start taking the lead from the penalty spot on three minutes. Sam Kelly worked his way into the area only to be brought down by Chris Knowles. Adam Marriott did the honours from the spot for his eighth goal of the season.
Gloucester, however were threatening and were soon well ahead on the corner count against an out-of-sorts Lynn. Ryan Fryatt did well with a tackle to stop Joe Parker on eight minutes and in the next minute later Gloucester had appeals for a penalty waved away after Tom Harrison was grounded.
Ryan Jarvis then under hit a back pass to Alex Street who did well to come out to deny Joe Hanks.
Lynn’s next noteworthy effort did not come until eighteen minutes when Jordan Richards saw his shot blocked and his follow-up from the rebound well off target.
Gloucester equalised on 25 minutes when Ryan Jarvis’ misplaced back pass to Street forced the Lynn ’keeper to scramble and slip, presenting Hanks with his ninth goal of the season.
Lynn almost regained the lead just after the half hour but home keeper Zach Jeacock was on hand to block Sam Kelly’s effort at the expense of a corner which saw Fryatt’s header blocked on the line by Hanks.
Richards then had a shot off target for Lynn and at the other end Zack Kotwica’s ball into the box just failed to get the deciding touch from Jake Jackson went inches wide.
Just before the break Aaron Jones tried a shot from distance which hit the upright and then Gloucester had a free kick on the very edge of the area which was wasted.
Michael Gash had the first chance for Lynn after the restart but shot over.
Gloucester took the lead on 61 minutes when a corner evaded everyone as it crossed the goal area and found Joe Parker at the far post.
Lynn pressed for an equaliser but chances for Gash and Chris Henderson were off target, blocked or lacked the required strength. Then with 94 minutes on the clock a Henderson cross from the left was turned home by Marriott to give Lynn a point.
Lynn: Street, Jones, Fox (Barrows 82), Jarvis (Henderson 56), Fryatt, Smith, Clunan, Richards, Gash, Marriott, Kelly (Carey 74). Unused subs: Payne, Stewart. Scorer: Marriott 3 (pen), 90+4<
Gloucester: Jeacock, Thomas, Harper, Harrison, Avery, Knowles, Parker (Hainault 82), Hanks (Myrie-Williams 51), J Jackson (M Jackson 65), Russe, Kotwica. Booked: Kotwica. Unused subs: Johnstone, Smith. Scorers: Hanks 25, Parker 61
Ten Years of Trust
Sunday the 25th of August 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the formation of The Blue & Gold Supporters’ Association (AKA The Trust).
The Trust was formed to provide a vehicle for giving the supporters of King’s Lynn Football Club (now King’s Lynn Town Football Club) a formal involvement
in the running of their club. Sadly, it was very shortly after this date that saw the demise of KLFC as a High Court winding-up order was issued due
to an unpaid tax bill of £77,000.
KLTFC is currently riding the crest of a wave and producing some fantastic and entertaining football, and long may it continue. Whilst The Trust has
its own clear objectives, we have recently raised funds in excess of £4,000 towards the cost of ground grading requirements necessary to compete at
step 2 football. In agreement with Stephen Cleeve, these monies have been forwarded to the manufacturer of the new turnstile units. However, the current
ownership model still does not allow for “formal” supporter involvement in what happens at the Club. Notwithstanding, The Trust will continue in
its quest to meet its aims which are clearly detailed on this website.
The Directors of The Trust would like to take this opportunity to thanks all
who have supported the Trust over the past 10 years. The membership, those who have sponsored the website and various fundraising activities.
Thanks to those businesses who have advertised on the website and to those who have provided prizes for raffles etc.
Thanks to those who have supported the monthly Linnets Lotto. Whilst membership numbers have remained steady, it is pleasing to note that very recently
we have gained a number of new members. To you all, your support has been gratefully received.
For anyone interested, details of membership and the
Linnets Lotto can be found on this website.
FA Cup draw
Monday 9th September
Lynn have been drawn away to Alfreton Town in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup, match to be played Saturday 21st September the winners receiving £6,750.
The clubs met in the FA Cup in October 2016, Alfreton winning 2-0 at The Walks.
It will be a busy cup week for the club with Lynn entertaining Brantham Athletic in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup to be played w/b Monday 16th September.
Then on Sunday 22nd September Lynn Ladies travel to Harlow Town in the Women’s FA Cup.
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings
Next directors' meeting
: Thursday 24th October.
In line with our policy of openness and honesty, Trust members have the opportunity to attend Trust committee meetings, but should
register their interest via the "contact us" facility on the website
or by contacting the Secretary on 07710 937103.
This invitation is open to Trust members only, and that attendance will be limited to two applicants per meeting on a first come first served basis.
The aims of the Blue & Gold Trust:
To lobby, publicise and campaign to encourage the owners of KLTFC to take into account the interests of supporters in its decision making.
To act as an independent forum to raise the concerns of the supporters of KLTFC.
To enable a democratically elected Director of the Trust to represent the views of the supporters and influence the decision making of the owners of KLTFC.
To raise funds to enable the Trust to be in a position to purchase a stakeholding in the club, thus ensuring democratic supporter representation in the running of the club and that funds raised are used appropriately to benefit the long term stability and future of KLTFC for its supporters and the community.
To ensure that KLTFC meets the highest standards of business management.
To strengthen the bonds between KLTFC and the community it serves, and to represent the interests of the community in the running of the club.
To promote, develop and respect the rights of the members of the community served by KLTFC and the Trust.
To encourage the club to play competitive football at the highest possible level.
If you would like to join the Trust to help further these aims, you can do so online here
The Blue & Gold Supporters' Trust Ltd is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
Registration No. 30763 R and with the Data Protection Act: Registration Number: Z2106419
The Blue & Gold Supporter's Trust is an independent Supporters' Trust and has no official affiliation with King's Lynn Town Football Club