King’s Lynn Res Clu-ed up against March

MLNF Goal scorer Alex Clunan gets a hug  from Kevin White  (6)
MLNF Goal scorer Alex Clunan gets a hug from Kevin White (6)

Thurlow Nunn League

Division One

King’s Lynn Town Res 2 March Town FC 1

Report by Harry Cottenden

Alex Clunan and Dylan Edge were on target as Lynn beat near-neighbours March at The Walks.

Before kick-off the Linnets were welcomed onto the pitch by under 9’s Woottons Warriors. On 17 minutes Clunan fired home following the ball being held up by Edge.

The Hares levelled it up via Ondre Odain before half-time.

With 49 minutes on the clock Edge showed good composure to slot past the keeper for the winner.

Man of the match: Kevin White, who controlled the midfield well.

Lynn: Bradley Stewart, Matty Bussens, Tom McCleish, Simon Bird, James Spittlehouse, Kevin White, Eoin McQuaid (Nathan Strimmer 53), Nathan Daws (Jack Frohawk 50), Dylan Edge, Craig Gillies, Alex Clunan (Danny Setchell).

Sub: Kieran Shipp.

Attendance: 166.

Downham Town 0 Leiston 5

Downham Town found top six side Leiston too hot to handle.

Attendance: 42.

Premier Division

FC Clacton 4

Swaffham Town 1

The Pedlars clearly don’t like to be beside the seaside after their longest round trip of the season saw a disappointing result.

Swaffham Town, missing Dean Miller and Richard Cornwall through work commitments, started strongly and had the best of the play in the first half. Their reward came in the 40th minute, Dwayne Hockton playing a 30 yard through ball for Joe Jackson to run through the Clacton defence, round the keeper and pass into the back of the net.

Just two minutes into the second half, Clacton were awarded a soft penalty which was extremely well converted. They took the lead just two minutes later. A lapse in concentration saw the defence beaten and the resulting shot beat Dean ‘Rocky’ Mayes across the face of goal. In the 76th minute, a good finish went in off the post and Clacton scored in the first minute of added time. Att: 78.

The Pedlars have a Friday night derby at home to Fakenham Town, whose game with Ipswich Wanderers was postponed, in a must-win fixture.