Banbury United 1-2 King’s Lynn Town
King’s Lynn Town turned on the style at Banbury tuesday night and looked like the Lynn of a few months back, Playing with plenty of high tempo and urgency.
Full back Cameron Norman turned in a scintillating first half performance and he was the “Starman” for Lynn, Norman’s inviting cross into the box on 15 minutes was met by Craig Parker but his header was weak and easily saved by home keeper Harding.
10 minutes later Lynn took the lead, Norman again got the better of full back Matt Peake-Pijnen who then brought the defender down inside the area and thanks to a flag from the linesman a penalty was awarded, Michael Clunan stepped up to coolly fire past Harding.
Alex Street had to be quick of his line to block a Conor McDonagh effort but on 34 minutes Lynn doubled their lead after a net passing move resulted in Clunan feeding the ball to Norman who’s shot found the net via the inside of the post.
As expected the home side came out on the front foot in the second half, but it was Lynn that nearly extended their lead when Tom Ward crashed a shot against the crossbar from inside the area.
Sam Gaughran came to Lynn’s rescue when he cleared away from underneath his own crossbar when under pressure from several home players.
Banbury finally got on the score sheet, A cross from the left from McDonagh was met by Darren Pond inside the box that went across Street and into the net.
Lynn weathered a storm in the dying minutes to take a well deserved 3 points.
Skipper Michael Clunan spoke after the game and this to say.
“It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for us, There’s been a lot of negativity about, Few people saying we’re to nice, But tonight I think we’ve proved them people wrong.
“We where tremendous in the first half, Second half we had to soak it up when we needed to and weather the storm, And we’ve come away with a well deserved 3 points.