Dereham Town Reserves 1 King’s Lynn Reserves 1
Lynn Reserves fought their way back from a goal down to secure a point from their trip to Dereham Res on Wednesday night in the Thurlow Nunn First Division, writes Ed Colman.
A Nick Hook goal gave the hosts the lead midway through the first half, where the hosts enjoyed the lion’s share of the possession and considered themselves unlucky to have only found the Linnets net once.
Lynn looked much-improved after the break and once in their stride it didn’t take long for Jonathan Hawes’s side to get back on level terms, as Robert Palmer finished.
The Magpies were forced to weather a late Linnets storm before the sides shared the spoils at Aldiss Park.
Next up for Lynn’s second string is the visit of Cornard United to the Walks tomorrow, kick off 3pm. with Lynn able to move up to third depending on results elsewhere.
Fakenham Town boss Wayne Anderson is preparing his squad for their trip to Whitton United, in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, tomorrow and the Ghosts boss said that he is happy with the squad he has despite the Ghosts managing just one win in their last six matches.
“I may be being slightly harsh on the lads, but I feel that we should have more points on the board than we do and especially from the last two matches, we let ourselves down by only taking one point out of a possible six,” Anderson told the Lynn News.
“While I have spoken at length to Matt Henman, at Dereham Town, about the possibility of adding a couple of their young lads, who aren’t getting regular action in the Ryman League but want to play higher than the Thurlow Nunn First Division, I am happy with what we have at the moment and I am sure we will start getting some wins under our belts.
“While it is frustrating not to have more points on the board, I am delighted with what we have achieved this season and we can all be very proud of ourselves and for our first season at this level everyone has done an excellent job and I am happy to be sitting in eighth place in the table.
“As well as our success on the pitch this year, we have also seen two or three young players develop and break into our first team which, for us as a club and me as a manager is great to see.
“This weekend we are facing the side that came up as First Division champions last year, so we know that it is going to a competitive match and with them just a place behind us in the league we are expecting a tight game but we are all confident of going their and coming away with another positive result as we look to finish the season strongly. “
Swaffham Town make the trip to the coast to take on promotion rivals Great Yarmouth Town with the Pedlars ten points off table topping Long Melford FC and nine points behind second place Saffron Walden Town FC.
However Paul Hunt’s side have five games in hand on Melford and three on Saffron Walden, meaning that the title is in Swaffham’s hands.
It may well be a big ask but if they win all their remaining matches, they will be champions.
Downham Town host Dereham Town Reserves this weekend, with the Magpies having added Lewis Wallace to their squad during the week.
Swaffham Reserves lost2-1 at Blofield Res, Ben Harris again on the scoresheet, and host Downham Reserves.