King's Lynn Soccer Club lift the Graver Cup at the expense of Heacham Reserves
King’s Lynn Soccer Club continued their success story by lifting the Graver Cup at Fakenham Town’s Daly Group Stadium on Monday night.
Underdogs KLSC and Heacham Reserves served up a cup classic and could only be separated by penalties following an entertaining 2-2 draw on the night.
Since their formation two years ago, the club has gone from strength-to-strength, winning a string of honours along the way at adult and youth level.
Although KLSC had beaten Heacham two weeks previously but this was a cup game and players can play the occasion rather than the game.
The club has quadrupled in size over the last two seasons with the formation of ladies and girls teams from under-7s up to to ladies on the pitch.
With meticulous planning at the warm up KLSC new they’d given their lads the best opportunity going forward.
They were given an early lead by Jack Walker who was as man-of-the-match following an absolute beast of a performance.
Heacham’s Fletcher Toll equalised following some defensive hesitation from KLSC at a corner.
Harry Ward applied a cheeky chip over the goalkeeper to score KLSC’s second after a period of stoppage due to an injury to Scott Moore, but Heacham remained focused and Lee Toll equalised.
Both young goalkeepers, Thomas Hughes and Bradley Ironsides, had excellent games with game saves from both.
Both shotstoppers saved a penalty in the shoot-out and, when Heacham blazed one of their spot-kicks over the woodwork, Daniel Berry converted the winning kick for a jubilant KLSC outfit.
Commiserations go to a galant Heacham Reserves outfit who have been magnificent throughout the season as a whole.