King's Lynn Town 1 York City 0
Saturday 18 January
Saturday 18 January
| Vanarama National North|
|| King's Lynn
| Thurlow Nunn Div One|
|| Leiston Reserves
|| Haverhill Borough
|| Framlingham Town
|| AFC Sudbury Reserves
|| Felixstowe Reserves
|| King's Lynn Reserves
|| Wisbech St Mary
It was expected to be a tense tight battle between the top two clubs in National North and so it turned out to be with just one mistake deciding the outcome.
Fortunately for Lynn that mistake came from visiting ’keeper Pete Jameson in the 67th minute to give Adam Marriott the chance to score his 26th league goal of the season.
The first half saw little in the way of goal-scoring chances. Lynn had the early pressure with Rory McAuley heading over an Aaron Jones free kick while at the other end Jordan Burrow got his head to a Kallum Griffiths’ centre from the right but it was wide of target.
Simon Power, making his debut, showed just how fast he is with a good run down the left but his cross was cleared.
Chris Smith ended an Alex Kempster run with a mistimed tackle at the expense of a free but fortunately for Lynn no card was shown.
Alex Street for his first action of note on 22 minutes pushing away a Kieran Green effort for a corner.
Another York corner saw Sean Newton get a shot in that was cleared off the line by Jones.
Power continued to cause problems for the York defence creating an opening for Marriott but his progress is blocked and the ball cleared.
Just after the half hour Lynn lost Jordan Richards to injury after he came worse off in a block tackle and introduced their other Canary loanee Alfie Payne.
Payne’s first contribution was to set away Chris Henderson whose pass was met first time by Marriott whose shot was agonisingly close.
York were dangerous on set pieces and were well drilled and the goalless half time scoreline reflected the play.
York had the first chance after the restart a one-two between Green and Kempster, the former firing across goal and just wide and soon after Street produced a good, low save to deny Kempster
A Michael Gash free kick then took a defection which forced Jameson to save at the expense of a corner.
Further Lynn corners followed but it was the visitors that created the next chances with Kempster and Newton failing to find the target.
The deciding goal started with Ross Barrows beginning a run in the Lynn half and the ball eventually finding its way to the impressive Power whose shot was spilled by Jameson and Marriott was on hand to poke home.
York looked for an equaliser, a Steve McNulty header forcing Street to save and then Burrow got on the end of a Dan Maguire cross but Street was there again.
Frustration increased for the visitors and they started to argue amongst themselves with Adriano Moke getting booked.
From then on it as all about Lynn managing the final stages of the game and they did this with the visitors not causing too many problems for the Lynn defence.
A memorable game and wonderful victory that no one could have foreseen at the start of the season.
York: Jameson, Griffiths (Langstaff 73), Tait, McNulty, Newton, Ferguson, McLaughlin, Moke, Green, Kempster (Maguire 58), Burrow. Unused subs: Whiteley. Bond, Durrell. Booked: Newton, Moke.