Linnets turn in 5 star performance

December 6, 2017

St Neots 0-5 King’s Lynn Town.


The Linnets went goal crazy at St Neots Tuesday night, As they put in their best display of this season’s Southern League campaign.


Backed by a large contingent of vocal fans the Linnets finally took their chances that they’ve been creating in front of goal for weeks that hasn’t been rewarded.

Simon Lappin started the ball rolling for  Lynn, Firing home a fierce shot from the edge of the area past Mike Emery.

Minutes later Craig Parker almost doubled Lynn’s lead, But his volleyed effort from inside the box went narrowly wide after being found by a Lappin cross.

Leon Mettam then created the next Linnets chance, His hanging cross was met by Michael Gash but his header was turned over by Emery.


On loan St Neots striker Lewis Irwin nearly benefitted on a mistake from Tom Ward but the strikers touch was heavy and the ball went behind for a Linnets goal kick.

It was all Lynn at this point in the game creating plenty of chances but not taking them, The dangerous Cameron Norman then had the next, His driving run into the box ended with a defected shot that found its way to Gash who somehow turned the ball over the crossbar.

Then a major turning point in the game just minutes before the break, St Neots midfielder Taylor Parr was given a straight red card after a heavy challenge on Cameron Norman.

Lynn made the man advantage count in the second half and turned on the style, A well worked passing move on the edge of the box involving Lappin and Ryan Jarvis ended with Gash chilling the ball into Parker who fired past Emery.

The visitors then benefitted from a handball that gave them a free-kick, This was quickly taken by Lappin who picked out Norman on the left hand side who’s driven cross was turned home by Gash.

With the very attack the Linnets scored again, Leon Mettam broke the St Neots defensive line but his shot was well saved by Emery and turned behind for a corner, From the resulting Lappin corner Tom Ward powered a header home against his former club.

Mettam finally got his goal just a minute later, Smashing the ball past Emery after a fine run and cross from Ryan Hawkins.

Simon Lappin spoke after the game and had this to say.

“The biggest thing is three points but five goals is a bonus, We will keep the run going and ride the crest of the wave and move onto Saturday’s tough game at Farnborough.

“Some of the games we’ve been playing ok and we’ve won, tonight it’s all come together for us, It’s a thoroughly good performance but we where the better team before they went down to 10 men and we looked like winning the game.

“It will be a tough one at Farnborough, It’s something to do with our league position, Every team wants to beat the team who’s top of the league, Its up to is to worry about ourselves and keep turning out performances and what it takes to win football matches, But come Saturday we will be ready.


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