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King's Lynn 4 Desborough 1
29th March 1947
LYNN TOWN were good measure for their 4-1 victory over Desborough Town at the Walks on Saturday. It was their first United Counties League match for some weeks and their second win the season over Desborough.
In all departments Lynn were superior. The forwards, ably led by Wells, who scored a hat-trick, showed good approach. Robertson was also in fine form.
Lynn attacked early and Corbett soon tested Brooks with a header from Collison's centre, Fakenbridge placed a free-kick across the field to Collison, and when the right-winger returned the ball to the middle, ROBERTSON headed in.
Lynn appealed for a penalty when Pridmore stopped a centre from Fakenbridge with his hand, but the referee waved play on.
Two dangerous Desborough raids were stopped by Oakey and Silks. Chandler was unsighted. when Sparks fired in a long-range shot but a last-minute dive enabled him to catch the ball on the goal-line.
Lynn went further ahead through WELLS, who took a pass down the middle to out-run the defenders and crash the ball past Brooks.
WELLS got another from an opening made by Robertson. The centre-forward took the ball out to the left to fire in a terrific shot which struck the post and bounced off Brook's body into the net.
At. the other end Keep had bad luck when his shot, that seemed to have Chandler beaten, struck the crossbar.
Lynn kept up the pressure in the second half, and Wells was closely watched by two defenders.
After trying an awkward shot as he lay on the ground, WELLS completed his hat-trick. He eluded a tackle by Pridmore, dribbled past Brooks to tap the ball into the empty net.
Although. so much in arrears Desborough never gave up trying and five minutes from the end their efforts to score were rewarded when PAGE headed through.

Lynn Town - A. Chandler; P. Oaky: R. Woodhouse; W. Driver, E. Sillis; D. Pearce; W.Collison, J. Corbett, C Wells, J. Robertson and F. J. Fakenbridge,
Desborough - Brooks; Pridmore, Broome; Keep, Tite, Roe: Taylor, Cleaver, Mickley, Page and Sparks.
Referee, Mr. G B Course, Wisbech.
Report by permission of the Lynn News