Martin takes starring role for King’s Lynn against Grimsby

Ryan Barnes
Ryan Barnes

In the roller hockey Premier League, King’s Lynn defeated high flying Grimsby RHC 6-1.

With little to tell the two teams apart from looking at the league table, it was destined to be an entertaining match.

From the outset the game was very much possession based, both teams exchanging the ball very well between themselves and looking to capitalise on mistakes of their opponents.

First on the scoresheet was the home side, Jamie Griffin dispossessing the Grimsby defender on the half way line to break clear and clinically finish into the net.

A second goal soon followed from Josh Taylor, again regaining the ball from a mistake by the travelling side.

Lynn were playing with confidence and again found the net, this time through Ryan Barnes who found himself unmarked at the far post. Sam Kay put the hosts 4-0 up at half-time.

Into the second half and the visitors were hungry to get back into the game. Lynn expected to be pressured and they weren’t wrong.

Will Martin in the home goal did everything within his power to deny the visitors.

Lynn’s patience on the ball and in their build up play soon paid off.

Grimsby accumulated 10 team fouls and gave Taylor the opportunity to double his tally from a direct free hit.

With a couple of minutes left on the clock a Grimsby shot from distance was cleverly deflected into the top corner of the net. Lynn were soon celebrating again, as this time Michael Carter got his name on the scoresheet on a one on one with the goalkeeper.

Captain Vancouver Man of the Match: goalkeeper Will Martin.

An excellent performance against a Grimsby side who only two season ago were crowned league champions.

Going into the second half of the season Lynn are in a good position and will be looking to continue their good run of form in the upcoming fixtures.

Many thanks to sponsors SamuelJacks T-Shirt Shop and Carter Engineering Supplies, the timekeepers and all those who were present at the game.

Team: Will Martin(GK), Matt Baker, Ryan Barnes, Michael Carter, Josh Gay, Jamie Griffin, Sam Kay(VC), Josh Taylor (capt). Coach: Chris Kay.