King’s Lynn title hopes in the balance after Soham draw

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Premier League roller hockey side King’s Lynn RHC on Saturday faced Soham RHC who have been pulling off some impressive results against big opposition heading into the final few games.

There was a lot riding on this game, and it didn’t disappoint.

Lynn couldn’t have got off to a worse start – conceding an early goal through miscommunication inside the first couple of minutes.

Following a brief end to end passage in play an equaliser soon arrived. In similar fashion to the hosts’ goal Josh Taylor found the net to make it 1-1 at the half-time break.

The second half was a lot more open. Soham were first on the board again through a scrappy goal and then Lynn shortly equalised again through Michael Carter.

Soham began to grow in confidence: first a goal coming from a tight angle and then a direct free hit following shortly after to give the home side a two goal lead going into the final 10 minutes.

Lynn regrouped and dominated the possession stats. It wasn’t long before Sam Kay reduced Soham’s lead. The travelling side pushed to grab an equaliser and got their reward with four minutes to play, a counter attack leaving Taylor to get his second of the game.

A draw was a fair result given how both teams had played the game.

Although not the ideal result for either side, the title race is still well and truly in the balance. Both sides will be keeping an eye on other results coming in over the next few weeks.

A special thanks to the Lynn support who travelled in numbers to give the game another edge; and sponsors ‘Samuel Jacks T-Shirt Shop’ and ‘Carter Engineering Supplies’.

Man of the Match: Matt Baker.

Team: Will Martin (GK), Matt Baker, Michael Carter, Josh Gay, Jamie Griffin, Sam Kay (VC), Josh Taylor (c), Jack Tucker.