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Frazer Blake-Tracy and Ross Barrows play key roles as Linnets confirm their play-off spot with victory at the Walks




King's Lynn Town manger manager Ian Culverhouse is delighted to see other players weighing in with goals as his side confirmed their play-off spot with victory over Tamworth at the Walks.

Defender Ross Barrows saw his early header cancelled out by Tyrell Waite in the 82nd minute, only for Lynn to reply with a winner through Chris Henderson three minutes later.

Defender Ross Barrows heads home his first goal in a King's Lynn Town shirt. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558151)
Defender Ross Barrows heads home his first goal in a King's Lynn Town shirt. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558151)

Coalville’s heavy 5-0 defeat at Alvechurch sealed the play-off deal for Lynn, who remain hot on the heels of Stourbridge, victors on the road at Rushden and Diamonds, for the runners-up berth.

Culverhouse said: "What's good about this side is that our two forwards haven't scored today.

"Hendo has popped up with one from midfield and we've nicked a goal from our right-back too. It's good that we can spread the goals.

"If someone has an off day, it's good that we can find goals from other areas of the pitch."

Ross Barrows celebrates his first-ever Lynn goal. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558154)
Ross Barrows celebrates his first-ever Lynn goal. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558154)

Such is Lynn’s attacking style under manager Culverhouse, full-backs Frazer Blake-Tracy and Barrows played a pivotal role in the downfall of the Lambs.

Blake-Tracy, who struck the inside of the post in the second half, was back to his very best, providing the ammunition for Barrows' first goal in a Linnets shirt after 11 minutes.

"Frazer was excellent today," admitted Culverhouse afterwards.

"He pushed really on and asked questions of their back line and so did Ross on the other side too.

"They are a really good outlet the pair of them and get forward really well. It was a hell of a box into the box for Ross's goal and if we can get another weapon from right-back, then credit to him."

King's Lynn Town players celebrate Chris Henderson's late winner against Tamworth. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558148)
King's Lynn Town players celebrate Chris Henderson's late winner against Tamworth. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558148)

For the second successive week, it was a goalkeeper who stood between Lynn and another avalanche of goals with Jas Singh denying Adam Marriott, Michael Gash, Michael Clunan and Aaron Jones with a string of fine saves.

Despite taking an early lead, it almost didn't go to plan for Lynn as Waite, who had earlier missed an absolute sitter for the visitors, briefly broke Linnets hearts by firing a low shot past Alex Street.

King's Lynn Town midfielder Ryan Jarvis wins a header against Tamworth. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558142)
King's Lynn Town midfielder Ryan Jarvis wins a header against Tamworth. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558142)

The goal sparked over-zealous celebrations from the Tamworth contingent, which didn’t please the Lynn bench or the home crowd, before Henderson drilled home a delightful winner three minutes later to lift the roof off the Walks.

"I was pleased for the boys that, for all of their effort, they have got something out of it today," said Culverhouse.

"We conceded another poor poor goal, but our response to that was fantastic."

Linnets striker Michael Gash makes his presence felt at The Walks. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558144)
Linnets striker Michael Gash makes his presence felt at The Walks. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558144)

Lynn: Street, Barrows (Jones 66), Blake-Tracy, Jarvis, Fryatt, McAuley, Clunan, Richards, Gash, Marriott (Mellors-Blair 88), Henderson. Subs not used: Parker, Robinson, Bastock.

Booked: Henderson, Gash.

Scorers: Barrows: 11, Henderson 85.

Tamworth: Singh, Stabana (Spencer 66), Gough, Magunda, Kettle, Green, Concannon, Clement, Waite, Shaw (Sylla 66), James. Subs not used: Frances, Dias, Gordan.

Booked: Green.

Scorer: Waite 82.

Attendance: 821.

Match winner Chris Henderson applauds the Lynn's fans after his late goal sealed the three points. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558146)
Match winner Chris Henderson applauds the Lynn's fans after his late goal sealed the three points. Picture: Tim Smith. (8558146)


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