Linnets slip to south coast defeat.

October 7, 2017

Weymouth Town 3-1 King's Lynn Town

Despite dominating possession the Linnets slipped to a defeat against a well organised Weymouth side on the Dorset south coast.

It was Lynn that had the first opportunity in the half, A superb cross from the right by Cameron Norman found Ryan Hawkins who was hauled down by Calvin Brooks that resulted in a penalty, The normally reliable Michael Clunan saw his spot kick turned behind by Gareth Stewart in the "Terras" goal.

Alex Street was then called upon to make his first save, Getting down low to prevent a Brandon Goodship effort after good work on the right hand side by Brooks.

On 29 minutes Goodship did get the better of Street, A delightful pass from home skipper Jake McCarthy was flicked on by Ben Thomson into the path of Goodship who showed good composure to round Street and slot home into the empty net from an acute angle.

The Linnets then lost striker Leon Mettam to what looked like a hamstring injury as he tried to latch onto a Jarvis through ball on goal.

Lynn then had the next chance on 35 minutes, A foul by McCarthy led to a free-kick on the edge of the box that was taken by Ryan Hawkins who lifted the ball up and over the wall and looked destined for the net but the foot of the post came to Weymouth's rescue with Stewart beaten.

Lynn saw plenty of possession inside the opening minutes of the second half and rightfully got themselves back on level terms, Great work from Craig Parker on the edge of the box saw him slip in Michael Gash who's touch and finish went across the outstretched Stewart and into the box.

That goal seemed to spur the home side on and they took the lead on 75 minutes Goodship again benefitting from some more slack Lynn defending to fire a thunderous shot past Street.

The home fans where still celebrating when just minutes after the goal Stewart had to make a point blank save from Gash who's turn and shot looked destined for the bottom corner.

"Terras" midfielder Charlie Davis had the final say on the game when his blockbuster volley from the edge of the box flew past Street after great play on the touch line by substitute Harry Baker.

Weymouth: Stewart, Brooks, Cooper(Baker 70) Wells, Buckley, Carmichael, Davis, McCarthy, Thomson(Tubbs 70), Goodship, Wakefield

Booked: Carmichael, McCarthy, Goodship and Thomson.

Subs Not Used: Sa, Prodomo and Harvey

Lynn: Street, Norman, Blake-Tracy, Fryatt, Ward, Jarvis, Clunan, Parker(Gillies 84) Gash, Mettam(Hilliard 32) Hawkins

Subs Not Used: Gaughran, Siddons, and McQuaid

Referee: Daniel Flynn (Bristol)

Attendance: 662 

 

 

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