King’s Lynn Roller Hockey Club have received a grant of £857 from Norfolk Community Foundation to put towards safety equipment and roller skates.
The skates, knee pads/gloves, shin pads and sticks will enable younger players aged between 6-12years the opportunity to experience this sport at a competitive level. The club is offering anyone in the community three free sessions at Alive Lynnsport any Friday between 6-7.15pm. The club is run by volunteers both on and off the rink.
The coaches are made up of past and present national players who have experience at the highest level. The club also offers a skating session on a Friday at Lynnsport for £1 between 5-6pm to anyone who owns a pair of skates. Coaches are present to assist anyone learning to skate.
Letchworth 5 Lynn RHC 7
Lynn RHC’s Premier League side took a vital win on the road at strong opposition from Letchworth who had already beaten the current league champions.
With six minutes on the clock the home side seized on a mistake and took a 1-0 lead. The hosts were also awarded a penalty butWill Martin in the goal pulled off a neat save.
Shortly after a time out the game was all level at 1-1. Following the goal Lynn pressed for a second and 30 seconds later they got their reward. A smart piece of play from Matt Baker found Josh Taylor waiting far post for an easy tap in.
In the second half the goals came thick and fast. The hosts were back level and Lynn grabbed two goals within a minute, one coming from an individual piece of skill from Michael Carter and the other from a clinical counter attack with Sam Kay grabbing the goal. Letchworth replied but a fifth goal came through Baker, then a third from Taylor to go 6-3 up. The hosts made it 6-4 then Lynn grabbed their final goal of the evening through Baker to complete his brace.
Letchworth ended the game with a penalty which was well placed.
An important and deserved victory for Lynn as they bid to push up the league table. The team remain unbeaten in the new year and take on Halifax RHC in their next fixture.
Captain Vancouver Man of the Match: Josh Taylor.