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Match preview V Hereford
« on: January 30, 2018, 11:39:54 AM »
There can be little doubt that the game against Hereford on Tuesday evening is the biggest game at The Walks for some time and will be a test of Lynn's promotion credentials.  With Kettering not playing, victory for either team will see a change at the top of the league table.

Hereford, unbeaten in fourteen league games, have an impressive away league record to defend, their last away league defeat coming at the hands of Highgate United on 15th August 2015 when the Bulls were playing in the Midland Football League. They went on to win promotion to the Southern League notching 138 goals in the process. The following season Hereford continued their march up the non-league pyramid winning the Southern League Division One South West sixteen points clear of second placed Salisbury.

Much of Hereford's goal scoring success comes from John Mills. Signed from Didcot Town for the 2015-16 season he scored 53 times in his first season with the Bulls. The following season he added to his Hereford goal tally ending the 2016-17 campaign with statistics of 101 goals from 94 appearances over the two seasons, Although Mills has never played at Step Three football until this season he still has no problem scoring with 22 league goals.

Norfolk Senior Cup.

Lynn are also in action in the Norfolk Senior Cup, travelling to take on Norwich United. Lynn entered their first team in the competition and therefore, although it will be a reserve team taking to the field at Plantation Park, technically Lynn will be playing two first team games on the same night.

This has happened before albeit over hundred years ago. Back in 1914 Lynn borrowed some players from Caxton FC in order to fulfil an East Anglian League fixture at Lowestoft while Lynn entertained West Norwood at The Walks in the Lynn Charity Cup.

A more remarkable feat took place seven years later when Lynn played away to Kirkley (winning 2-1) and then moved onto Beccles (also winning 2-1) using twelve players in total. Then in 1929 Lynn played Gorleston twice on the same day losing 5-0 on the league and then 7-0 in the East Anglian Cup!

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Re: Match preview V Hereford
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 02:09:30 PM »
Love the bit about playing 2 games in a day!


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Re: Match preview V Hereford
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 03:20:09 PM »
2 Games in a day did  that three times in the mid eighties Norwich sunday league in the morning north east Norfolk in the after noon.

worst experience was 1979 due to a fixture back log  with league and cup games  we played 6 games  in a week for two consecutive weeks

Saturday pm   sunday morning  Monday to Thursday evening,s   and we only had 14 players 

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Re: Match preview V Hereford
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 05:41:02 PM »
Hope their fans are better behaved than they were in '71 , I was only 9 and remember having a motorbike helmet chucked at me lol.
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