Linnets win scrappy affair

October 14, 2017

King's Lynn Town 3-2 King's Langley 

 

The Linnets continued their fine home form even though they wasn't at their best.

 

Recent signing Grant Holt was ruled out following a suspension that he picked up playing in his last game for Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League, That news didn't arrive to the football club till early Saturday morning.

 

In true Lynn fashion it was a quick and action packed start to the game and deservedly took the lead as quick as the 4th minute, Cameron Norman's cross into the box was not dealt with by the visitors defence and Craig Parker set the ball up for skipper Michael Clunan to slot into the bottom corner. 

 

Kings Langley then had a couple of chances of their own, Skipper Jorell Johnson spooned over when well placed inside the Lynn area.

 

The next chance produced a super full stretch save from Alex Street, Brendan Ocran's free-kick looked destined for the top corner until Street clawed the ball away.

 

Just minutes after Street's save Lynn doubled their lead, Norman again at the heart of the attack, His cross was met by the toe end of the outstretched boot of Tom Siddons and there was enough contact for the ball to creep into the bottom corner. 

 

Just minutes before the break "Langley" got themselves a goal, a hanging high cross from the right was met by the head of Calum Adebayi who placed his header past Street and despite the efforts of Sam Gaughran the goal was given by the assistant referee on the far side.

 

Minutes into the second and the home side extended their lead, Parker created mayham in the box and slid a shot under the despairing Hampton that was destined for the net, Siddons was on hand to make sure the ball hit the net by thumping the ball home from inside the 6 yard box. 

 

Just minutes Langley closed the deficit, Substitute Steve Ward got in behind the Linnets defence and coolly slotted past Street with his first touch. 

 

The game ended 10vs10, The visitors goalscorer Adebayi received his marching orders for 2 yellow cards, He was then later followed by Lynn's Toby Hilliard who also picked up 2 yellow cards after replacing Siddons.

 

Linnets manager Ian Culverhouse, Shared his anger at the teams poor performance when he spoke to the media after the game.

 

"We are better than that, but it's three points and it's been a while since we've been that poor both on the ball and defensively, I thought we was really poor defensively today, But we dragged one out today.

 

"We got two up quickly in the game and we thought it was going to be to easy, But there's no easy game in this league don't matter who you play clubs at the top of clubs at the bottom, We need to be playing at 90-100% every game.

 

"I'm happy for Sids (Siddons), his fitness levels have been down, He's been poorly for over a week and been on antibiotics so he's been hit heavily with that, But Tom stepped in today and done well so good on him.

 

Man of the match sponsored by ARC FABRICATIONS. Ryan Jarvis 

 

Attendance: 903

 

 

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