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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.
The Archive contains the historic information on King's Lynn Football Club from its creation in 1881, covering everything from the Linnets' Crest to every league table involving Lynn since 1897 plus all Lynn's FA Cup, Trophy, Vase, Amateur Cup and League/League Cup results.
King's Lynn Town v Bromley
It's Linnets against Ravens on Tuesday when Bromley visit The Walks. Eighth placed Bromley made it five league games unbeaten on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Wrexham and have yet to lose on their travels.
In Saturday's game Wrexham 'keeper Robert Lainton was knocked unconscious in a first-half collision with home striker James Alabi.
The match saw Bromley's leading scorer Michael Cheek notch his seventh goal of the season. Cheek has been quite prolific in the non-league circuit with the likes of Heybridge Swifts, Chelmsford City, Braintree Town, Dagenham & Redbridge and Ebbsfleet United.
Bromley will be without striker Ben Williamson who saw red in the 1-0 victory over Altrincham last Tuesday.
On target for the Ravens in that match was Reeco Hackett-Fairchild - a former Bromley player who left for Portsmouth last season and has returned to Hayes Lane on loan.
A recent addition to the Bromley squad has been defender Harry Kyprianou on a month's loan from Southend United for whom he has made three first team appearances this season.
Live streaming link https://streaming.insightfour.com/stream/ZzdWVFFJ
There will be live match commentary of BBC Radio Norfolk
Bromley's only visit to The Walks
Bromley, then of the Athenian League, visited The Walks on 27th November 1937 in the first round proper of the FA Cup.
The admission price for this game were raised, in accordance with an FA ruling.
After a goalless first half, in which Lynn were dominant, the visitors took the lead from the penalty spot soon after the restart after a push by John Snow.
Lynn then went onto concede three further goals.
Gate receipts were £224 4s 8d which, at the time, was a record for The Walks and the attendence of 3,940 included 300 who travelled from Bromley.
The gate was just under 500 short of the record at the time which was set when Wisbech visited in October 1935 for an FA Cup tie.
Bromley were drawn away to Scarborough in the second round, losing 4-1.
Portsmouth 6 King's Lynn Town 1
Saturday 28th November
Lynn bowed out of this year's FA Cup on the receiving end of a lesson in finishing.
The final 6-1 score line was a little unkind to the Linnets who gave a reasonable account of themselves against a team two leagues higher.
Portsmouth made four changes to the team that drew with Oxford United during midweek. Lynn's starting line-up saw Adam Marriott replacing the cup-tied Kiaro Mitchell and Simon Power was preferred to Sam Kelly.
For the first time this season Michael Gash was on the bench after his summer illness.
Lynn got off to the worst possible start with Portsmouth taking the lead in the second minute.
Not for the first time this season, Lynn's weakness at corners was exposed when Rasmus Nicolaisen headed home from Cam Pring's kick.
There was, however, no siege of Archie Mair's goal as Lynn responded, winning a corner in the tenth minute but Sonny Carey's header was wide of Alex Bass' goal.
Michael Clunan the set up Marriott whose shot from the edge of the box forced Bass to save.
Power the had a driving run, his shot skimming the upright but on the half hour Portsmouth doubled their lead, Tom Naylor picking up a clearance and giving Mair no chance from 25 yards.
A period of home pressure followed as Lynn threw bodies in front of the ball to prevent further scoring and Mair doing well to keep out a close range Ellis Harrison header and then getting his fingertips to Ronan Curtis' long range effort which hits the bar,
Portsmouth were simply better, faster, especially in the final third as you would expect.
Any hopes Lynn had effectively ended seven minutes after the restart when, from another corner, Sean Raggett out-climbed Rory McAuley to head home at the far post from Pring's corner.
The home side made it four when McAuley lost possession allowing a swift break from which Marcus Harness scored.
Lynn got on the score sheet when substitute Dayle Southwell scored after a Rory McAuley flick-on.
Portsmouth, however, wrapped the game up. First Harrison sent Mair the wrong way from the penalty spot after Ross Barrow had mistimed his challenge on Pring and then substitute Jordy Hiwula added a sixth 10 minutes from time.
Michael Gash's ten minute cameo appearance at the end was a something for Lynn fans to celebrate as was the performance of the team who never gave up but were simply outplayed.
Portsmouth: Bass, Johnson, Nicolaisen, Raggett, Pring, Williams, Naylor (Morris 67), Close, Curtis (Hiwula 59), Harrison (Marquis 81), Harness. Eubs: MacGillivary, Brown, Whatmough, Morris, Cannon, Hiwula, Marquis. Booked: Naylor. Scorer: Nicolaisen 2, Naylor 30. Raggett 52, Harness 59, Harrison 72 (pen), Hiwula 80
Lynn: Mair, Barrows, Brown, Smith, McAuley, McFadden, Clunan, Carey, Power (Gash 81), Loza (King 64), Marriott (Southwell 64). Subs: Richards, Gash, Jarvis. Fleming, King, Southwell. Booked: McAuley. Scorer: Southwell 68
For all the club news go to the King's Lynn Town News Archive.
Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings
Next directors' meeting
: to be decided.
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
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The Blue & Gold Supporter's Trust is an independent Supporters' Trust and has no official affiliation with King's Lynn Town Football Club