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Burton Albion 0 King's Lynn 0
19th August 1997
Resolute defending and a sparkling performance by goalkeeper James Holman brought the Linnets a hard earned point.
The big spending hosts spent most of the game camped in the Lynn half but were unable to breach a watertight defence and their efforts were restricted to long range shots, ably dealt with by Holman.
The youngster was pulled into his first serious action when he pulled off a fine save at the foot of the post to keep out Tony Marsden and then turned Les Hornby's follow-up round the post.
The second half brought virtual one way traffic as the Lynn defence came in for a battering.
The young keeper then tipped Marsden's 20-yard shot over the bar before keeping out Hornby's in-swinging corner with a save under the bar.
Despite Burton's territorial superiority they did not create a clear-cut chance and it was Lynn who almost stole the points in the closing stages.
Hudson led a rare attack with just minutes remaining and found McNamara in the area. He trapped the ball cleverly to leave three defenders wrong-footed and slipped the ball sideways for Matthews but his shock was blocked.
The only dampener for Lynn was five bookings from referee Trevor Parkes for a variety of innocuous challenges.
Lynn: Holman, Matthews, Skelly, Wright, Hoyle, Spearing, Pascoe, Stock (Roberts 75) Williams (Mead 64), McNamara, Hudson, Sub not used: Hopkins.
Brewers: Acton, Davies, Ashby, Blount, Palmer, Spooner, Marlowe (Stride 80), Redfern, Marsden, Devaney, Hornby. Subs not used: Benton, Lyons.
Shots on
Shots off
Free kicks
Lynn157018 Hoyle (foul, 13)
Pascoe (foul, 22)
Spearing (foul, 27)
Williams (foul, 58)
Skelly (foul, 67)
Brewers566110 Ashby (foul, 38)
Redfern (foul, 39)
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Report by permission of the Lynn News