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Moor Green 4 King's Lynn 0
23rd October 2001
THE Linnets went down to their heaviest defeat of the season, which was not the ideal dress rehearsal for tomorrow's big FA Cup tie.
An evening to forget saw the players' minibus break down, injuries to key players, then the Birmingham side notched two goals in each half.
After the game it was revealed that defender Glen Fuff had broken his little toe in the first half, which makes him, Dave Robinson and Lee Hudson extremely doubtful for Farnborough.
"Moor Green played extremely well, but the minibus didn't arrive until 20 minutes before kick-off and I lost two key players early doors," said Linnets boss Tony Spearing.
"In the second. half we played quite well for half an hour, but they scored against the run of play. Then we rolled over, I was upset with that."
Kristian Jones went close with a long-range shot after 12 minutes. But it got worse for Lynn as Robinson went off on 20 minutes with a hamstring strain, soon followed by Hudson (calf).
Then two minutes later Lynn lapsed for Nathan Laney to slot a deflected effort past keeper Steve Wilson.
Again the Walks outfit did not close down Moor Green, allowing Martin Myers to double their advantage on the stroke of half-time.
Just past the hour, the Linnets had their best chance when Tommy Wright's free kick fed Adie Hayes, who smashed against the bar.
As Lynn swarmed forward looking for a goal, Jae Martin exploited gaps down the left to bag the third.
With 13 minutes remaining Richard Softley sealed a sorry night for Lynn.
Moor Green: Anstiss, Robinson,Brighton, Gillard, Softley, Stanley, Myers, Laney (Joyce 47), Crisp (Brown 71), Martin, Scheppel. Not used: Mulholland.
Lynn: Wilson, Dakin, March, Robinson (Minett 20), Fuff, Clark, Wright (White 79), Hayes, Jones, Hudson (Clarke 21), Anderson.
Att: 237. MoM: Adie Hayes.
Report by permission of the Lynn News