A goal, six minutes from time, settled this feisty Boxing Day derby clash in Lynn’s favour at The Walks on Thursday. The difficult conditions hindered both teams attempts to play flowing football and when they did both defences, for the most part, were on good form. The Pilgrims played most of the game with only ten men following captain Luke Shiels dismissal for hauling back Adam Marriott with only sixteen minutes played.
It looked as if the resolute Lincolnshire outfit would be returning to York Street with a point however Michael Gash reacted quickest at the back post following some determined play by substitute Sonny Carey to stab the ball beyond Peter Crook in the Boston goal to send the majority of the bumper 2,246 crowd crazy with delight.
There was still time for a further red card from referee Mr Massey – Ellis with The Linnets Ryan Jarvis dismissed for pulling back Jake Wright. The home team though were not to be denied the win that keeps them sitting top of the National League North table.
King’s Lynn Town: Street, Jones (Hawkins), Fox (Carey), Jarvis, Barrows, McAuley, Kelly (Ward), Richards, Gash, Marriott, Henderson
Subs (not used): Payne, Stewart.
Sponsors man of the match: Michael Gash
Town continue their busy holiday schedule on Saturday with a trip to Alfreton Town – a fourth meeting of the two teams this season ( 3pm). The Linnets are unbeaten to date in the three previous meetings , securing a 3 – 2 league success at The Walks before drawing an FA Cup second qualifying round tie and winning the home replay. After a bruising Boxing Day encounter Ian Culverhouse will assess his options on the day of the match.
The reserves have a league derby themselves on Saturday with Wisbech St Mary the visitors to The Fenland Stadium , Wisbech ( 3pm).