Middlesbrough RHC 1 King’s Lynn RHC 1
With Lynn having never beaten the hosts in the league since joining, it was sure to be an interesting match, and they secured a draw on the road.
Both sides started the game cautiously and were keen to hold possession wherever possible to create clear cut chances rather than shooting from all over the rink. With this, the game was bound to be low scoring.
Lynn were first on the score sheet. Sam Kay was hassling the defence in front of their own goal and found the net cleverly from a rebound.
Lynn enjoyed a spell of good possession and came close to doubling their lead; however the hosts found the net after a mix up in the Lynn defence.
Both sides resorted back to the possession game and Lynn were unlucky to have a goal disallowed just before the half time break.
In the second half the hosts were looking to take advantage early, forcing Lynn into making an untimed challenge resulting in a blue card.
Will Martin in the Lynn goal saved the direct free hit that followed and Lynn battled hard to keep the score level despite only having three players on the rink for the two-minute power play. Both sides had a goal disallowed and the match opened up into an end to end encounter in the closing stages.
Next up for Lynn is a home game against Herne Bay United who are enjoying a good run of form.
Thanks to sponsors Samueljacks T-Shirt Shop and Carter Engineering Supplies Ltd for their continued support.
Man of the match: Will Martin.
Team: Will Martin (GK), Matthew Baker, Ryan Barnes, Michael Carter, Jamie Griffin, Sergio Hutson, Sam Kay, Josh Taylor (c) and Jack Tucker.
Coach: Michael Baker.