King's Lynn rink hockey players test themselves against the best
Under-19 rink hockey players from Lynn tested themselves against tough opposition in Middlesbrough, Soham, Grimsby and Cottenham in a tournament held at Soham.
Lynn struggled for the first ten minutes in their opening outing against Middlesbrough and spent most of the time defending their goal.
Some brilliant goalkeeping from Josh Roberts and some excellent defensive work kept Lynn in the game before Harvey Dugdale, Joseph Hawes registered in the second half during a 2-2 draw.
Lynn had to make do without Hawes in their second game against host outfit Soham after he suffered a hairline fracture to the foot.
Roberts pulled off some more excellent saves between the posts before Premier League Soham began to show their class in a 4-0 success.
In their third match against Grimsby. Dugdale was on target twice in a game which saw Grimsby saved by the post and crossbar several times.
Grimsby grabbed a late equaliser with only four seconds left on the clock to snatch a 2-2 draw.
It was always going to be a tough ask against league favourites Cottenham in their final game and so it proved as Lynn crashed to an 8-1 defeat.
There were still plenty of positives for Lynn with Konner Lee grabbing his first senior goal for the club.
Player-of-the-tournament went to Konner Lee, who never gave up and he listened to his captain and coach throughout.
Thanks also goes to MKM Building Supplies Ltd for their continued support.
Saturday saw Lynn Rink Hockey Club’s under-13 team step in as a guest for the Eastern Counties tournament at Burwell.
The first match against host outfit Cottenham saw great defending by the whole team, with many shots at goal.
Trailing 1-0 at the interval, Lynn raised their game with a goal from Kevin Monk and then one for Grace Davey two minutes later as the home side ran out 4-2 winners.
In their second game against Soham, there was some great defending from Jayden Plumb and Poppy Smith, despite Soham heading into the interval with a three-goal advantage.
Goalkeeper Lacey Vincent made an excellent penalty save and, while Harrison Belham was also on target, Lynn suffered a 6-1 reverse on the rink.
The final match was against local team Skaters, who ran out comfortable 6-0 winners.
Despite the final scoreline, Lynn displayed some great defensive skills and also created a few attempts at goal.
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