Whitby Town 4 King's Lynn 0
9th April 2014
Lynn Town's recent mini revival came crashing to an end when they were swept aside by a rampant Whitby Town on Wednesday night.
Whitby were unchanged, following their 1-1 draw at Marine last weekend, while the Linnets - who have no game this weekend - were without Jake Jones, Ashley Timms and Dan Quigley.
The hosts started the brighter of the two sides at the Turnbull Ground. Lee Mason's corner found Lee Bullock, whose header was tipped onto the bar at full-stretch by Alex Street.
The Linnets replied within two minutes. Thomson slotted a through ball to Andy Hall, but his effort was smartly saved by home shotstopper Shane Bland.
The Seasiders broke the deadlock on 20 minutes.
Shane Henry started a passage of play in Whitby's half, laying the ball to Mason.
Mason sent the ball wide to Graeme Armstrong, who played it back to Henry on the edge of the area.
The winger finished his chance with aplomb, slotting the ball under an advancing Street.
It could have been two three minutes later when Steven Snaith picked the ball up and played a neat pass to striker Armstrong, who could only hit his powerful effort at Street.
Lynn pushed for an equaliser and almost got one on the half-hour mark.Bell was played through and, after rounding Bland, looked certain to score, before Kevin Burgess made a last-ditch tackle on the line.
Lynn thought they had grabbed an equaliser 10 minutes into the second half.
Bell collected a ball from Bore and tried his luck before Ewan Clarke got a deft touch to send Bland the wrong way, only for the flag to be raised.
The Blues doubled their advantage minutes later when Armstrong knocked a long ball down to Mason, who fired a powerful half-volley low past Street.
It got even worse on 74 minutes when Whitby made it 3-0.
After a neat build-up, full-back Ibby Hassan broke into the box and laid the ball to Portas, who in turn flicked the ball to Snaith.
The young marksman made no mistake with his finish, curling the ball high into the net from close range.
Whitby completed the scoring when Armstrong, played through by McTiernan, saw his initial attempt fumbled by Street, before lively debutant Zak Boagey pounced on the rebound to fire home.
: Bland, Hassan, Robinson, Burgess, Bullock, McTiernan, Portas, Mason (Rundle 77), Armstrong, Snaith (Farrell 75), Henry (Boagey 66). Subs not used: Mulligan, Pell.
King's Lynn Town
: Street, Stocker, Yong, Lee, Clarke, Thomson (Butt 89), Hall (Ward 81), Bore, Mulready (Clarke 50), Bell, Hurst. Sub not used: Fryatt.