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Four-some King's Lynn Town Ladies beat high-flying Wymondham Town at The Walks




King's Lynn Town Ladies 4 Wymondham Town Ladies 0

King's Lynn Town Ladies made it back-to-back clean sheets and home wins as high-flying Wymondham Town were brought down to earth at The Walks this afternoon.

First-half goals from Tiffany Forshaw and Amie Ford gave the ladies a two-goal half-time advantage before Zara O'Neill and Amy Magnus put the game well beyond the visitors in the second half.

The Linnets dictated much of the first half as they dominated possession and generated some clear-cut goal scoring opportunities.

Tiffany Forshaw turns away after heading King's Lynn Town Ladies in front at The Walks. Picture: Tim Smith. (51611689)
Tiffany Forshaw turns away after heading King's Lynn Town Ladies in front at The Walks. Picture: Tim Smith. (51611689)

They began the game on the front foot with Oskana Imanalijeva's cut-back being collected by Chloe Pearce between the visiting posts in the opening minutes.

Wymondham enjoyed a brief spell of pressure as Katie Knights played the ball through to Hannah Waters but home goalkeeper Christina Vivas was quick to clear the danger.

Chelsea Clarke tried her luck from long range, only for Vivas to pull off a comfortable save .

The busy Pearce was then forced to hack the ball clear under pressure from Ella Gavaghan after a defence-splitting pass from Zara O'Neill.

Zara O'Neill in full flight. Picture: Tim Smith. (51611681)
Zara O'Neill in full flight. Picture: Tim Smith. (51611681)

Gavaghan saw her shot blocked before the follow-up effort from Rachel Skinner was turned behind for a corner by Pearce.

The deadlock was finally broken after 24 minutes as Skinner delivered a deep, looping corner from the left and Forshaw got the faintest of touches with her head to turn the ball into the net.

Imanalijeva's teasing cross caused panic in the Wymondham defence but the Linnets were unable to convert before Amie Ford's effort had Pearce at full-stretch to turn the ball behind for a corner.

A 25-yard free-kick from Forshaw was turned on to her woodwork by Pearce as Lynn remained in the ascendancy.

Rachel Skinner battles for the ball. Picture: Tim Smith. (51611679)
Rachel Skinner battles for the ball. Picture: Tim Smith. (51611679)

It looked as though the home side's only regret would be not going into the interval with an even bigger advantage.

But six minutes before the break that all changed as Lily Porter threaded the ball through for Amie Ford to double Lynn's lead.

The post denied Wymondham's Waters a goal early in the second half and the visitors soon found themselves three goals in arrears when Gavaghan linked up well with O'Neill to fire home.

To their credit, Wymondham refused to buckle and Waters forced Vivas into a excellent stop as the home goalkeeper kept Lynn's three-goal lead intact.

King's Lynn Town Ladies defender Chloe Burch. Picture: Tim Smith. (51611677)
King's Lynn Town Ladies defender Chloe Burch. Picture: Tim Smith. (51611677)

Lynn were excellent at the back and Samantha Davis did brilliantly to stuff out a moment of danger from Laura Nicholls as Wymondham hit their opponents on the counter-attack.

O'Neill forced Pearce into another save but there was nothing the visiting shotstopper could do about Lynn's fourth when substitute Amy Magnus prodded home from close range in the 73rd minute.

The introduction of Jodie Hopkins-Duckhouse gave Lynn some added energy in the final 25 minutes and the substitute flashed an effort wide of the target as the clock ticked down.

Lynn's Zara O'Neill. Pucture: Tim Smith (51611704)
Lynn's Zara O'Neill. Pucture: Tim Smith (51611704)

Wymondham began the day sitting second in the Eastern Region Premier Division standings, but their hosts were great value for the three points as they continue their climb up the table.

King's Lynn Town Ladies: Vivas, Burch (Ray 78), Davis, Forshaw, Porter, Imanalijeva (Ford 80), Gavaghan (Hopkins-Duckhouse 64), O'Neill, Peeling (Hunter 30), Ford (Magnus 57), Skinner.



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