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Match report v Redditch
« on: December 02, 2017, 07:51:36 PM »
King’s Lynn Town 3 Redditch United 1

Saturday 2nd December

Prior to the game Lynn manager Ian Culverhouse said in interview that he had been forced to change his plans for the match because of the poor condition of the pitch. Whatever his plans, on the day Lynn ran out deserved winners, albeit without turning their first half dominance into goals.

Lynn started on the front foot with Redditch penned into their own half for long periods and having some 80-90% of the possession.

Cameron Norman,  watched by scouts from Colchester United, impressed with his supply of balls into the box but somehow there was an absence of someone on the receiving end to take advantage.

On ten minutes a Simon Lappin corner found the head of Ryan Fryatt but his effort was denied by a goal line clearance, the ball eventually falling to Ryan Jarvis whose shot from distance went high.

Lynn's appeals for a penalty, on sixteen minutes were waved away after Sam Gaughran had been manhandled to the ground when well placed following Lappin's cross. Lappin then saw his carefully flighted curling shot from 25 yards hit the outside of the post.

Redditch, however, did manage to get a foothold into the game as spaces began to appear and Alex Street did well to deny Kevin De Veiga Monterio with his feet but the Red's goal on 37 minutes was very much against the run of play. Ashley Sammons striking from some 30 yards givinge Street no chance.

It was a lead the Reds could have doubled soon after the restart but the division's leading scorer Dion Angus didn't make the best of the opportunity and Street saved.

At the other end Gaughran put the ball over from Michael Gash's nod on.

Lynn introduced Ryan Hawkins and Leon Mettam and switched to a flat back four and this seemed to lift Lynn. Hawkins spurned a good chance with his first touch when through on the 'keeper, needing just a simple lob he somehow spooned the ball over.

Lynn equalised from the penalty spot. Last season Lynn scored six goals from the spot - Clunan's 64th minute kick, after Fryatt had been fouled, brought this season's total so far to nine.

Fryatt had another header cleared off the line and Craig Parker put inches wide when under pressure from the 'keeper.

On 70 minutes Clunan obliged with another penalty after Norman worked his way into the box only to have his heels clipped.

Redditch were reduced to ten men when substitute Stuart Fleetwood, making his Reds debut after signing from Merthyr, was involved in an off the ball incident with Hawkins and was shown a straight red.

Lynn completed the scoring on three minutes from time with a driving run into the box for a well taken goal from Norman.

Lynn: Street, Norman, Lappin, Gaughran (Hawkins 55), Ward, Fryatt, Clunan, Jarvis, Gash, Siddons (Mettam 55), Parker. Subs: Mettam, Hawkins, McLeish, McQuaid, Rix. Scorers: Clunan 64, 70 (pens), Norman 87

Redditch: Ross, Wright, Fox, Mailanco, Simpson (Dunkley 77), Pendley, De Veiga Monterio, Apostolopoulos (Fleetwood 66), Angus, Thanjo, Sammons. Subs: Dunkley, Fleetwood, Thomas, Hussain, Stares. Booked: Sammons. Sent off: Feetwood. Scorer: Sammons 37

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Re: Match report v Redditch
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 08:01:40 PM »
Message for the Colchester United scouts. Cameron Norman is a really bad player! (lOl) I thought the guy with a note book in the main stand was just writing a shopping list; perhaps it was a Santa wish list! Get him on to a contract Mr Cleeve please - and quickly!

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Re: Match report v Redditch
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 08:29:49 PM »
Message for the Colchester United scouts. Cameron Norman is a really bad player! (lOl) I thought the guy with a note book in the main stand was just writing a shopping list; perhaps it was a Santa wish list! Get him on to a contract Mr Cleeve please - and quickly!

They have attempted to, the player does not want to be under contract.

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Re: Match report v Redditch
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 12:23:05 PM »
Hardly any surprise that scouts would be turning up to have a look at one or two Lynn players.  As IC has said he hopes the scouts do come and have a look.

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Re: Match report v Redditch
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 04:35:33 PM »
Why would a player want a contract when he and his agent know he is being looked at by bigger clubs? he will get a nice signing on fee instead of about 10 per cent of any transfer fee, simples don't sign a contract.

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Re: Match report v Redditch
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 05:48:35 PM »
Scouts are "Window Shopping and Cameron Norman, Alex Street, Simon Lappin et al, are all on display in the "Window'. It's up to them to impress the "Shopper".

As previously said - Cameron Norman is better than this League - if we get promotion we will need 11+ players of his calibre.

When AFC Bournemouth gained promotion to the Premier League it was surprising how many of their players survived the leap upwards and are still playing for Eddie Howe.

Our present players are capable of higher things and Ian Culverhouse is the man to coach them into becoming better footballers. Could King's Lynn become the lower league Burnley of old who survived by scouting talent, bringing them on and selling them to other clubs?
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