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Yaxley 1 King's Lynn 8
27th August 2011
HAT-TRICK hero Danny Beaumont announced his arrival in United Counties League football with a stunning performance in Lynn's annihilation of Yaxley to send his side top of the table.
Only the post denied Lynn's summer arrival the chance to emulate Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko's four-goal return at the weekend as he registered his first treble for the Linnets.
Beaumont's strike partner Robbie Harris also netted a treble and Stuart Wall claimed a brace as last season's top scorer Jack Defty watched on from the bench.
A delighted Beaumont said: "It's nice to get a hat-trick. I'm loving my football here and playing in front of so many people every week.
"A quad strain hampered me a little bit in the first couple of games but I'm starting to find my feet and today shows that I can score goals." On his fellow strike partners, Beaumont said: "Both Robbie (Harris) and Jack (Defty) have different qualities and I enjoy playing alongside either of them.
"I want to keep playing and scoring goals, but if one of us have to make way for Jack then so be it," said Beaumont.
Helped by some generous defending from the hosts, the Linnets raced into a 4-1 interval lead during a devastating first-half assault, which saw Wall (2), Harris and Beaumont all on target.
Inspired by some fine midfield play from both Jamie Thurlbourne and Pat Bexfield there was no let-up in the second half as a poor Yaxley side were put to sword.
Harris added a second and two goals in two minutes from Beaumont saw Lynn beat their previous season best score of 6-1.
The brilliant Harris added the final gloss when forcing home an eight goal in stoppage time to complete a dream day at the office.
Joint Linnets boss Gary Setchell said: "It was an impressive performance and we stamped our authority on the game from the very start. "Our two full-backs did well, our two strikers were really lively with a hat-trick apiece and Jamie Thurlbourne pulled the strings in midfield in the second half. "Pat (Bexfield) and Danny (White) showed tremendous energy and they were still prepared to run 60 or 70 yards for the cause when we were 7-1 up and that's what we've been working on in the summer."
King's Lynn Town: Street, L. Thurlbourne, Yong, Cousins, Wall (Fryatt), White. Spriggs (Coe), Bexfield, Harris, Beaumont, J. Thurlborne.
Attendance: 275.
Report by permission of the Lynn News