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King's Lynn Town beaten by Wrexham in the National League

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King's Lynn Town 0 Wrexham 2

King's Lynn Town's defensive frailties were exposed for the second successive week as they slipped to defeat against Wrexham at The Walks.

On the back of a blowing a two-goal advantage against Dagenham and Redbridge last weekend, the Linnets found themselves two goals at the interval against the Red Dragons.

Goals from Jamie Reckord and Adi Yussuf gave Wrexham a two-goal buffer at the break.

Michael Gash was excellent for King's Lynn Town against Wrexham, despite a 2-0 defeat at The Walks this afternoon. (43537954)
Michael Gash was excellent for King's Lynn Town against Wrexham, despite a 2-0 defeat at The Walks this afternoon. (43537954)

And, although Lynn were much better in the second half, they were unable to breach the visitors defence who were inspired by goalkeeper Christian Dibble.

The Linnets made two changes to their starting line-up for the visit of the Red Dragons with Michael Clunan replacing the injured Alex Kiwomya and Tyler Denton coming in for Ross Barrows.

Lynn were given an early warning of Wrexham's capabilities when Kelleher's header from a free-kick was excellently saved by Archie Mair, before the referee blew for offside.

Mair was soon called upon for a second time, getting down sharpish to his right to save a shot from Luke Young after five minutes.

Wrexham's passing was crisp and their movement was fluid as they looked to hit Lynn on the break.

They eventually took the lead in the eight minute as Reckord swept the ball home at the far post after Lynn failed to deal with a cross from the right.

Lynn's first sniff of goal came six minutes later when Michael Gash headed a ball into the box but it was unable to find Adam Marriott.

Gash then had his name taken by the referee for a foul, much to the home side's frustrations after the referee ignored a foul on Marriott and then a shirt pull on Kyle Callan-McFadden.

It was 2-0 after 26 minutes following a contentious free-kick award and Adi Yussuf was on hand to bundle the ball home at the far post.

Six minutes before the interval a great ball from Davies picked out Reckord, whose cross in turn found Yussuf, and his powerful effort flew across the face of goal.

Lynn came close to reducing the arrears in the 41st minute when Clunan somehow kept the ball in play before delivering a cross for Gash whose effort was scrambled off the line.

The Linnets made a change for the start of the second period, bringing Dayle Southwell on for Michael Clunan.

Ian Culverhouse's side were a different animal in the second 45 minutes but found visiting shotstopper Dibble in terrific form.

A Jordan Richards header from a Cameron King corner wide of the near post, while Marriott glanced a Ryan Jarvis centre over the woodwork.

Dibble denied Gash with a great stop after fine interplay between King and Southwell.

Gash was foiled for a second time in quick succession by Dibble from the resulting corner, the goalkeeper tipping the ball over the bar when it looked destined for the top corner.

Midway through the second half, Marriott saw his left-footed shot well saved by Dibble as the hosts continued to dominate.

Wrexham's only chance of the second period arrived in the 81st minute where Jordan Ponticelli was unable to steer a Reckord cross home.

King's Lynn Town (4-1-2-1-2): Mair, Jones, Callan-McFadden, Smith, Denton, Richards, Jarvis (Gyasi 72), Clunan (Southwell 46), King, Gash, Marriott (Mitchell 80). Subs: McAuley, Kelly.

Wrexham (4-4-2): Dibble, Hall-Johnson (Rutherford 69), Carrington, Kelleher, Horsfield, Reckord, Davies, Harris, Young, Thomas, Yussuf (Ponticelli 63).Subs: Durrell, Jarvis, Redmond.


Shots on target: Lynn 3, Wrexham 4.

Shots off target: Lynn 6, Wrexham 1.

Corners: Lynn 4, Wrexham 1.

Free-kicks conceded: Lynn 12, Wrexham 14.

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