Hurst strike ends King’s Lynn Town seven-month home hoodoo

Liam Hurst
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Southern League 
Premier Division

King’s Lynn Town 1 
Cambridge City 0

Alex Street makes a save.

Alex Street makes a save.

King’s Lynn Town ended their seven-month home hoodoo with victory over the Lilywhites at The Walks.

A goal two minutes into the second period from Liam Hurst gave Lynn a deserved three points, but in truth the winning margin could have been a lot bigger.

The offside flag twice denied striker Sam Mulready who found the back of the net in each half.

Linnets boss Gary Setchell said: “Last year was done for me. I closed that book when I made these signings in the summer.

Gary Setchell and Mike Clunan.

Gary Setchell and Mike Clunan.

“I’m relieved that we are off the mark and I’m relieved that we turned in a good performance.

“It’s unbelievable that there were nearly 650 people here, which is where we want to be, and hopefully they will come back again.

“Cambridge will be a top-half side this season as Gary (Roberts) knows the league inside out and it was an excellent win for us.”

Mulready also saw his flick deflect off Cambridge defender Jon Kaye and hit the bar in a first half that saw the visitors under a lot of pressure.

Two minutes after the restart Mulready fed Jake Speight who jinked past two defenders and played the ball across the box for Hurst to fire home.

Hurst had a chance to double Lynn’s lead when put through by Lee Stevenson but slid the ball wide when it looked easier to score.

Lynn: Street, Ramm, Yong, Miller, Gaughran, Marshall, Clunan, Mulready (Zielonka 90+1), Speight (Frohawk 83), Stevenson (Bridges 76), Hurst. Subs unused: Watson, Ryan Fryatt. Scorer: Hurst 47.

Cambridge: Barrett, Kaye, Day, Burns, Chaffey, Reynolds, Serrano (Dawkin 74), Ojapah, Phillips (Murray 74), Kelly, Harradine (Malcolm 52). Sub unused: Midgley. Booked: Reynolds.

Attendance: 642.