|News from The Walks||News Archive|
Saturday 6th August |
Bradford (Park Avenue) 0 King's Lynn Town 1
Lynn start the season with three points.
For a match report . . . Thursday 4th August
Manager’s contract extended
The club has announced that manager Tommy Widdrington’s contract has been extended until the summer of 2024.
Saturday 30th July
One in - one out
Lynn have announced the signing of Spencer Keller.
As a pupil at Langley School he was part of the school's U15s squad that lifted the English Schools FA Playstation Small Schools Trophy in May 2017 for their age group.
At Norwich City he played for Norwich's Under-18s during the 2017-18 season and signed a contract to be an Academy Scholar, playing for the Under-18s for the 2018-19 season.
He moved to West Ham's Academy in August 2019.
The 20 year old midfielder joined Leiston in December 2021 making eleven appearances (three starts).
Departing the club is Dan Bowry who has transferred to Worthing.
Joining Lynn in July 2021 on release from Cheltenham Town, he made 23 appearances (21 starts).
Friday 15th July
Ben Stephens signs
Lynn have confirmed the signing of Ben Stephens from Barwell.
Beginning his youth career with Leicester City, he played for Oadby Town before joining Kettering Town, making his debut for the Poppies in November 2015 where he went on to make 33 appearances (all comps) scoring three goals before joining Stratford Town and making his debut there in November 2016 and scoring twice in 26 appearances.
The following season saw him more prolific in front of goal with 25 goals in 46 appearances in a season which saw him trial with Coventry City, Birmingham City, and Ipswich Town.
June 2018 saw a move to Macclesfield Town. He was released at the end of the 2019-20 season having scored six goals in 52 appearances. A return to Macclesfield in September 2020 was not to be as the day after he signed the club was wound up.
A second spell with Kettering Town followed making twelve appearances, scoring once.
He made a brief return to Stratford in July 2021 before joining Barwell the following month where his 24 goals in 33 league appearances saw him become the Southern League Premier Central's leading goal scorer for the season. Thursday 14th July
Lynn sign striker
King's Lynn Football Club welcome striker Jordan Ponticelli to The Walks.
The 23 year old Nuneaton born player, started his career at Coventry City beginning with the U18s. While with the Sky Blues he made 24 appearances, scoring three goals and had loan spells with Macclesfield and Tranmere Rovers.
He joined Wrexham, initially on loan in January 2020. He made 60 league appearances (26 starts) for the Reds scoring eight goals, two of these coming against Lynn in the matches in May and November 2021. Saturday 9th July
Baris Altintop has been transferred to Braintree Town for an undisclosed fee.
Signed in November 2021 from Bury Town the 21 year old defender joined Leiston on loan the following February where he stayed for the remainder of the season, picking up the Player of the Month award in March. Thursday 30th June
New and returning players announced
Lynn have announced four signings including two new faces.
Twenty one year old (b. 07.01.2001) six feet four inch defender Adam Crowther, played for Cheshunt last season having previously spent two seasons with Royston Town.
A former player for England Schoolboys at Under 18 level, he made 49 appearances (all competitions) last season his three league goals coming in one match - in the 3-1 victory over Wingate and Finchley.
Theo Hudson, a product of the Academy, a signed his first contract while Cameron Hargreaves returns to the club having made 19 appearances while on loan from Bristol Rovers last season.
Theo Widdrington has also extended his stay at The Walks having signed a new deal. Saturday 25th June
The club have announced that club captain Michael Clunan has agreed to stay with The Walks outfit for another season.
Signed from Dereham Town in June 2015, the former Norwich City Academy scholar went on to join Boston United where he made two appearances before moving on to Conference North rivals Histon on 10th October 2013. He played 20 games for Histon (15 starts) before briefly joining Lowestoft at the end of August 2014 and moving to Dereham Town, where they just missed out on the Ryman League North Division play-offs.
For Lynn he has made 305 appearances scoring 50 goals.
Friday 24th June
The club have announced the departure of defender Pierce Bird who has joined AFC Fylde for an undisclosed fee.
Signed by Lynn in June 2021 on release from Eastliegh he made 16 appearances, 14 starts.
Also departing, by mutual consent, is Munashe Sundire.
Signed May 2021 having played for St Albans in the 2020-21 season he made 35 appearances (19 starts) scoring once. Saturday 18th June
Michael Gyasi becomes a Spireite.
King's Lynn Town have confirmed the departure of Michael Gyasi who has transferred to Chesterfield.
Signed from St Ives Town in December 2020 he made 36 appearances (17 starts) for Lynn, scoring twice.
He joined Dover Athletic on loan in January 2022 going on to make 19 appearances, scoring five goals. Monday 6th June
Aaron Jones agrees to stay.
King's Lynn Town have announced that Aaron Jones has agreed to stay with the club despite interest from elsehwhere.
Signed in August 2018 he has made a total of 118 appearances scoring three goals.
Sunday 29th May
Lynn announce admission prices.
King's Lynn Town have announced admission prices for the 2022-23 season.
Match day ticket pricing is:
Adult entry £17, seated £19
Concessions £15, seated £17
Under 16 £5, seated £10
Premier seating £22
Season Ticket Pricing:
Adult £340 seated £380
Concessions £300 seated £340
Student £250 seated £290
Under 16 £40 seated £150
Premier Seating £395 Friday 27th May
Ross Barrows departs.
Out of contract Ross Barrows has left The Walks as he looks continue to play in the National League next season. Sheffiedl based Barrows joins Altrincham who are assembling their first ever professional squad.
Signed in March 2019 the popular defender made 103 appearances (94 starts) scoring nine goals.
Thursday 26th May
Paul Jones agrees extension.
Lynn 'keeper Paul Jones has agreed to stay at The Walks.
The ever-present this season recorded his first clean sheet of the season against Weymouth, coinciding with Josh Coulson's debut, and went on to record six more.
Wednesday 25th May
Josh Coulson becomes fully fledged Linnet
Having joined Lynn on loan in February, Josh Coulson has become the club's first signing for the 2022-23 season following his release from Southend United.
The experienced centre back played 324 games for Cambridge United before moving on to Leyton Orient where he made 124 appearances over a period of four years.
He made 21 appearances for Lynn last season, scoring once.
Friday 20th May
King's Lynn Town announce retained and departures
Retained (under existing contract): Baris Altintop, Josh Barrett, Pierce Bird, Daniel Bowry, Kyle Callan-McFadden, Ken Charles, Gold Omotayo, Munashe Sundire.
Retained (contract entended): Tyler Denton, Tai Fleming, Michael Gyasi, Tyler Knowles, Oliver Scott, Zain Walker, Theo Widdrington.
Offers made to: Ross Barrows, Michael Clunan, Aaron Jones, Paul Jones.
Non-contract players: Nicolas Dias Da Costa, Albie Howe, Theo Hudson, Mitchell Rasberry, Ethan Wilson
Offers not made to: Joe Gascoigne, Jack Hickman, Arthur Iontton, Cameron King.
Players returning to parent clubs after loan: Josh Coulson (subsequently released by Southend), Luis Fernandez (subsequently released by Stevenage), Cameron Hargreaves (subsequently released by Bristol Rovers), Connor Kurran-Browne, Malachi Linton, Brett McGavin (subsequently released by Ipswich), Harry Phipps. Monday 16th May
Lynn appoint Chief Executive
The club have announced the appointment of former Leicester City chief Barrie Pierpoint as the new chief executive of King's Lynn Town.
At Leicester he is credited with taking the Foxes from the brink of financial collapse to the Premier League in the 1990s.
He has also held CEO roles at Bradford City and Portsmouth FC.
Pierpoint is no stranger to football in the area having been Chief Executive and later Chairman of Grantham and acting chief executive at Boston United. Saturday 30th April
King's Lynn Town 3 Eastleigh 3
For a match report . . . Thursday 7th April
Malachi Linton to miss remainder of season
Malachi Linton, Linnets' onloan forward from Wycombe Wanderers will miss this remainder of the season following surgery. He made 32 appearances for Lynn (22 starts) scoring eight goals. Tuesday 8th February
Grimsby Town 0 King's Lynn Town 0
Lynn get useful point against play-off hopefuls Grimsby.
For a match report . . . Saturday 5th February
Lynn have announced three signings - Josh Coulson, Cameron Hargreaves and Jak Hickman, the latter returning to The Walks. Wedneday 2nd February
Theo Widdrington becomes a Linnet
After a month's loan from Havant & Waterlooville, manager son Theo Widdrington has been put on contract to June 2022 with the option of a further year. Tuesday 25th January
Two go out on loan
Michael Gyasi has joined Dover Athletic on loan for the rest of the season, it has been announced.
He will be in the squad to face Eastleigh tonight.
He has made twelve league appearances this season but only three of these have been in the starting line-up.
His last appearance was against Nantwich Town in the FA Trophy.
Also going out on loan is Tyler Knowles who recently signed professional contract with Lynn. He joins Wisbech Town for a month.
Monday 24th January
Ethan Coleman departs
The club has announced the departure of midfielder Ethan Coleman who has joined League Two side Leyton Orient on a two-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Having joined Lynn on loan from Brackley Town in March 2021 his move became permanent in May 2021 with a two year deal.
His two spells at The Walks saw him make a total of 33 appearances scoring twice. Friday 21st January
Southend United 2 King's Lynn Town 1
Thursday 20th January
Lynn sign Phipps
The club have announced the signing of Harry Phipps on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge until the end of the season. Wednesday 19th January
The club have announced the return of Zain Walker until the end of the season and that Olly Scott will be staying until the end of the season. Saturday 15th January
Tonbridge Angels 1 King's Lynn Town 1
Lynn crash out of FA Trophy on penalties for the second year running.
For a match report . . . Tuesday 11th January
King's Lynn Town 2 Notts County 4
Saturday 1st January
Chesterfield 1 King's Lynn Town 0
King's Lynn Town put up a stern resistance against the league leaders but it wasn't enough to prevent Chesterfield completing the double.
For a match report . . .