Champions King's Lynn twice pegged back in Premier League encounter
Premier League champions Lynn were twice pegged back in their latest league encounter after making the short trip to ECU in one of their final games of the season.
A brace from Jack Tucker was twice cancelled out as Lynn, who remain unbeaten for the season, were held to a 2-2 draw.
The game started off as Lynn would’ve wanted, dominating possession for large periods of play. It was clear to Lynn that Ely’s game plan was to sit back and hit on the counter.
In the early stages a few half chances arose for Lynn, but they were unable to beat the home goalkeeper. At the opposite end of the rink, Lynn’s Tom Allander was forced to make a few saves from ECU’s counter attack play.
It was Lynn who struck first through Tucker as he deflected another great pass from Barnes beyond the keeper into the top corner.
However ECU answered back with a goal of their own with a well taken finish into the bottom corner.
Lynn continued to dictate the play but it wasn’t until a great bit of individual skill from Owen Norris allowed him to find Tucker at the far post for a simple finish.
ECU didn’t give up here and were able to find the top corner in a counter attack after the visitors failed to make a challenge in the area.
Allander confidently kept ECU out for the remainder of the game, having to make multiple direct free hit saves.
The game was somewhat overshadowed by the confusion between officials which caused numerous cards to be issued at the death of the game.
Not a great day for the Lynn side, as they were unable to perform on a level they are capable of.
A lacking performance which had a surprising number of cards from in a game where there was little or no animosity between the two teams.
Lynn now look forward to hosting Soham in the National Cup semi-final. Thanks to the sponsors and supporters who came to watch.