Southern League Play-off
King’s Lynn Town 3-0 Weymouth
A stunning first half performance saw the Linnets book themselves a date with Slough town, on bank holiday Monday and break the duck of having lost every play-off game.
The game started at a frantic pace and Lynn striker Michael Gash saw an early shout for a penalty waved away by referee Abi Marriott after the Linnets striker got the better of Weymouth defender Stephane Zubar.
Alex Street was called upon to make two good saves to deny first Abdulai Baggie and then the league’s top scorer Brandon Goodship.
What then followed can only be described as sensational, the first goal arrived on 14 minutes, a foul on Toby Hilliard from Da Silva that resulted in a free-kick 25 yards from goal, like at Chesham Saturday Cameron Norman sent the ball over the wall and into the top corner.
Just a minute later it was two, and it was something out of nothing, Craig Parker slamming home a 30-yard half-volley that flashed past Will Dennis. Ben Thomson then saw an effort blocked behind for a corner in what proved to be a rare venture into Linnets territory.
Another thunderous strike on 39 minutes saw the Linnets move further in-front, A Simon Lappin corner was only cleared as far as Cameron King who let fly from 25 yards with a volley that again flew past the despairing Dennis.
Lynn’s games management was superb in the second, Linnets keeper Alex Street just a spectator, Hilliard had a good chance to add a fourth for Lynn when he flashed an effort across the face of goal.
Parker nearly added a second to his tally when he slid the ball under Dennis but the “Terras” keeper recovered to gather the ball on his own goal line.
Dennis had to be alert again soon after to deny Hawkins from close range after a Lappin cross found him unmarked at the back post.
A couple of late bookings for Zubar and Wakefield took the visitors yellow card count to six as Lynn saw the game out to book a place in Monday’s final where they will take on Slough Town at The Walks for a place in the National League setup next season.