King's Lynn ladies up and running in Eastern Region Women’s Premier Division
King’s Lynn Town Ladies are up and running in their first ever season in the Eastern Region Women’s Premier Division.
Following an opening day defeat against Haringey Borough at the Walks, the Linnets earned their first point away at Bowers and Pitesea on Sunday.
A goal from Alexa Hunter earned them a 1-1 draw against their counterparts at Bowers and Pitsea.
Bowers and Pitsea 1
Kings Lynn Town Ladies 1
Despite a very positive half from the visitors it was the hosts that took the lead just before half-time after some sloppy defending from King’s Lynn was punished as the Bowers and Pitsea forward calmly slotted home after a one on one.
Prior to that, the hosts goalkeeper made a string of impressive saves to deny the Linnets.
Chloe Burch felt she should have had a penalty after she was clipped in the Bowers and Pitsea area.
Midway through the second half, Alexa Hunter ran between the centre backs as she got goalside of the Bowers & Pitsea back line before calmly slotting the ball into the far corner underneath the on rushing keeper.
Bowers & Pitsea had a penalty call late on and could count themselves very unfortunate not to get one after their striker was clipped by the Linnets’ keeper.
Squad: Amy Bell, Chloe Burch, Amy Cropley, Samantha Davis, Tiffany Forshaw, Jodie Hopkins-Duckhouse, Alexa Hunter, Jade Kelly, Amy Magnus, Frances Peeling, Lily Porter, Rachel Skinner, Katie Ward, Kim Fairweather.
PoM: Alexa Hunter.
Kings Lynn Town Ladies 2
Haringey Borough 3
Lynn Ladies kicked off their Eastern Region Women’s Premier Division with a defeat to Haringey Borough FC at the Walks.
New signing Ella Gavaghan opened the scoring within the first minute after she lobbed the Haringey Borough keeper from the edge of the box after some good build up.
The visitors responded quickly however when they were able to punish a defensive error to equalise.
Haringey took the lead after a swift counterattack, but the Linnets managed to level the game up just before half time through a thunderous strike from Amy Magnus.
Despite a positive start in the second half from the home side, it was the visitors who retook the lead following another great counter attack.
Haringey held onto the lead to claim the three points.
Squad: Shanice Burch, Amy Cropley, Samantha Davis, Tiffany Forshaw, Ella Gavaghan, Jodie Hopkins-Duckhouse, Alexa Hunter, Jade Kelly, Amy Magnus, Zara O’Neill, Frances Peeling, Lily Porter, Rachel Skinner,Cristina Vivas, Katie Ward.
PoM: Amy Magnus.