Stamford 2 King's Lynn 3
26th August 2003
MIDFIELDER, Richard Woodrow bagged a Bank Holiday brace to maintain the Linnets' unbeaten start at title favourites Stamford.
The Walks outfit yesterday twice took the lead only to be pegged back by the Daniels, before Woodrow settled an absorbing derby clash midway thro second half.
At the Newflame Stadium the Linnets made two changes from the side that started Saturday's victory over Fleet.
Lynn brought in Robbie Harris and Malcolm Ndekwe, both of whom turned the weekend game, to replace Shane Huke and Chris Bacon respectively
Harris' inclusion alongside Ndekwe saw David Staff move to the left side of midfield with Woodrow on the right and Paul Raynor and Jack Defty in the middle of the park.
Staff's appearance had an immediate effect when his centre was flicked on by Defty into the path of Harris
, who drilled home from 15 yards in the second minute.
Two minutes later Richard Skelly crossed from the left and Defty directed his header into Ludek Michalik's arms, when he had more time on his side.
Stamford levelled with their first real threat on target in the 21st minute when Warren Donald's
free-kick found a way through the Lynn wall and past keeper Steve Wilson, who was clearly to blame for the goal.
In the 31st minute, a quick counter-attack from the Daniels saw Michael McKenzie's effort flash inches wide of the target.
Lynn regained their advantage 12 minutes before the break when a move involving Ndekwe and Harris saw Woodrow
burst through the home defence to slot home.
A poor corner from Raynor allowed Stamford to break away and catch The Walks outfit flat-footed in the 40th minute with a fine finish from Kevin Byrne
Six minutes after the restart Wilson produced a smart save to his left to deny Maddox.
Lynn responded quickly with Staff's volley just clearing the bar.
Seconds later, a poor kick from Wilson fell straight to the feet of Pritchard, but the shot-stopper soon redeemed himself by turning the striker's resulting shot around his post.
Lynn got their noses in front for the third time when Harris turned provider down the right for Woodrow
to score his brace at the second attempt.
Wilson pulled off a point-blank from Richard Thompson, but more concerning for Lynn was the sight of Harris, Woodrow and Ndekwe all leaving the field with nasty-looking injuries.
: Wilson, Glarvey, Skelly, Burrows, Fuff, Defty, Woodrow (Hyde 78), Raynor, Ndekwe (Bacon 63), Staff, Harris (Nuke 72). Subs not used: Jones, Nobes. Booked: Burrows (45, foul), Hyde (85, dissent)
: L Michalik, R. Maddox, R. Blowers, N. Ashby, D. Rhule, M. Green, W. Donald, M. McKenzie, K. Byrne (J. Gilsenan 52), G. Pritchard, R. Thompson. Not used: S. Hall, D. Naylor, T Smith, A. Bailey. Att
: Mark Lever.
Lynn News Man of the Match
- Robbie Harris.