Following the previous weekend’s Norfolk County Cup defeat Lynn Ladies returned to winning ways , taking victory over AFC Sudbury in the ERWFL.
In a fixture switched to Kingsway following the recent wet weather both teams struggled early on with the difficult pitch conditions and, in Lynn’s case maybe , the excursions of the previous weekend’s Wroxham fixture. Gradually the home team began to take control with Emma Corbyn placing a shot inches wide from close range. The effort seemed to inject some confidence throughout the town ranks and they gained control of the game before going ahead with ten minutes of the half remaining. Tiff Forshaw was upended on the edge of the box which allowed skipper Becky Russell to score direct from the resulting free kick despite the visiting keeper getting a hand to the ball. Lynn continued to push and now, looking much the better team, grabbed a second with minutes of the first half remaining through Tegan Wheeler who pounced on a goalkeeping fumble following another Russell free kick. Right on half time Sudbury gave themselves a lifeline in the game as the ball took a deflection from the visiting striker with the ball ending up in the net after a Shanice Burch tackle.
The second half saw no further goals with again the home team enjoying a lot of possession but unable to find a third goal. Sudbury also kept the match a real contest and Lynn were indebted to keeper Bryony Robinson for making some great saves to ensure the maximum points were staying in West Norfolk.
The win saw the Ladies move into sixth spot in the league table but with three games in hand on the teams around them they will look to climb further over the next few weeks, beginning with next Sunday’s visit to Newmarket .
Player of the Match: Bryony Robinson.