The Linnets recorded a single goal victory over their nearest rivals York City to extend their lead to four points at the top of the National League North table on Saturday. That however was only half of the story on another memorable afternoon of football at The Walks as over 4000 fans , including a big turnout of visiting fans packed the terraces to create scenes not seen for a league fixture for many , many years.
New signing Simon Power was handed a full debut with Rory McAuley & Jordan Richards returning after missing last week's game through injury.
The game itself was a tense affair as was to be expected for a fixture with so much riding on it as both teams turned the game into a war of attrition with chances at a premium. Midway through the second half the decisive moment arrived as another pacy run from the debut making Simon Power saw the youngster get a shot away which visiting keeper Peter Jameson fumbled leaving top scorer Adam Marriott the chance to prod the ball home past the groping keeper to spark scenes of sheer delight around three quarters of the packed stadium.
The game became a little stretched but it was the Linnets who had the better control, reducing the visitors to shots from long range as the clock ran down. The final whistle witnessed jubilant scenes with Town receiving a standing ovation from a still packed main stand.
The impressive Power received the ARC Fabrication sponsored man of the match award after the game.
King's Lynn Town: Street, Jones, Barrows, Jarvis, Smith, McAuley, Power, Richards (Payne), Gash, Marriott, Henderson
Subs (not used): Kelly, Hawkins, Fox, Carey
Referee: Mr R Whitton
In the Thurlow Nunn league the reserves picked up a decent point against Mulbarton in a 1-1 draw.
Picture shows Simon Power receiving his award from the match sponsors ARC Fabrication