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King's Lynn 3 Whitby Town 0
5th October 2013
King's Lynn Town ended a run of three successive home defeats by inflicting ten-man Whitby's first defeat on their travels this season.
Goals from Dan Jacob, Andy Hall and Dan Quigley put an end to Whitby's brilliant away record and the hosts could even afford the luxury of a missed penalty from Rob Duffy.
Ibrahim Hassan was sent off mid-way through the first half for hauling down the lively Hall, but the spot-kick from Duffy was easily saved by Shane Bland.
Centre-back Jason Lee had a 30-yard thunderbolt tipped over the woodwork by Bland before Hall supplied Jacob with the easiest of passes in the 35th minute to put Lynn ahead.
Provider Hall soon turned goalscorer when he unleashed a stunning long-range effort which flew into the back of the net via the inside of the post three minutes before the interval.
It continued to be one-way traffic at the start of the second period with Ryan Clarke and Gary Mills before going close, while at the other end Whitby could have perhaps felt hard done by for not being awarded a penalty of their own.
Quigley played a delicious one-two with the busy Jones before smashing the ball home off the post on the half-volley.
Home substitute Steve Spriggs went close to adding a fourth but Bland denied the wideman with a smart save.
Whitby's best chance of gaining a consolation for their efforts came courtesy of an indirect free-kick in the dying seconds, which was fired wide.
Lynn: Street, R. Clarke, Yong, Fryatt, Lee, Hall (Thomson 65), Mills (Bunting 60), Quigley, Jones, Jacob (c), Duffy (Spriggs 50) subs: Thomson, Spriggs, Bunting, E. Clarke, McLeish.
Booked: Jones.
Scorers: Jacob 35, Hall 42, Quigley 57.
Whitby Town: Bland, Hassan, Robinson (c), Burgess, Bullock, McTiernan, Henry, Mason, Armstrong (Portas 77), Farrell (Mulligan 68), Rundle (Snaith 68). subs: Pell, Snaith, Mulligan, Portas, Cook.
Sent-off: Hassan. Booked: McTiernan, Portas.
Attendance: 532
Report by permission of the Lynn News