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King’s Lynn Town Reserves stun Downham Town in Thurlow Nunn League First Division North derby




King’s Lynn Town Reserves stunned Downham Town by winning 5-2 at The Fenland Stadium on Wednesday night.

Lynn’s second string went into the game third-from-bottom in the Thurlow Nunn First Division North but comfortably saw off their second-placed visitors (see page 63 for more).

The Linnets turned on the style in the second half after trailing 1-0 at the interval.

Kings Lynn Res. v Downham. (28489317)
Kings Lynn Res. v Downham. (28489317)

Downham now trail league leaders Mulbarton Wanderers by seven points heading into tomorrow’s top-of-the-table meeting at Mulberry Park.

Joint Downham boss Craig Dickson told the Lynn News he was frustrated with Wednesday night’s result and how Lynn were able to turn the tables on his side.

Dickson said: “It was a poor performance throughout. We got ourselves in a position in the first half where we could and should have pushed on.

“Instead, we gave the ball away cheaply in our own half and in the end poor defending cost us. Credit to the Lynn lads, they punished us and deserved to win.”

Before kick-off on Wednesday the Memorial Field outfit confirmed the signing of Ryan Pearson from Swaffham Town and Dickson is thrilled to have added the midfielder to his ranks.

He said: “It is a great signing for us. Ryan is someone from the local area who came through the youth system here, so it is great to see him back.

“He will add a different dynamic to the squad and give us another option.

“Ryan is a player that Dale and I have wanted back since we took over and to get him is testament to what we are doing at the moment and the strong position the club is in.”

So far this season Pearson had made 25 appearances for the Pedlars, scoring 11 times.

Elsewhere, Fakenham Town, who welcome Leiston Reserves to Clipbush Park tomorrow, are looking to record a fourth consecutive league win and boost their promotion chances.

Andy Cunningham’s side have scored 16 goals in their last three matches and the Ghosts Chief is confident his side can extend their run this weekend.

Swaffham Town will be looking to make home advantage count when they welcome Brantham Athletic to Shoemakers Lane in the Premier Division.

The Pedlars aresitting14th in the table, three places and nine points behind tomorrow’s visitors.


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