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King’s Lynn run the rule over Heacham striker

Teenage striker Fletcher Toll is on trial with King's Lynn Town.

The youngster came on for the final few minutes against Royston Town at Garden Walk this evening as the Linnets continued their build-up for the forthcoming National League North season.

Lynn won the friendly clash against The Crows 5-1.

Fletcher Toll
Fletcher Toll

Jordan Ponticelli steered the ball home to give the visitors the lead inside the opening three minutes before Ben Stephens doubled Lynn's advantage six minutes later with a fantastic finish.

Royston replied through a Tom Newman free-kick going into the break – but Lynn restored their two-goal advantage with a Josh Coulson header early in the second half.

A sublime finish from Josh Barrett made it 4-1 before the same player added his second – and Lynn’s fifth – from the penalty spot.

It is believed the Linnets decided to run the rule over Toll, 18, after hearing about League One scouts watching him in action for Heacham at the weekend.

Toll – joint winner of the Golden Boot – plundered 31 goals as Heacham won an eighth successive promotion from the Thurlow Nunn First Division North last season.

It was widely felt that the frontman would leave the Heacham Sports Field this summer with both Dereham and Wisbech showing an interest in signing him.

And despite committing himself to Heacham for the club's maiden Thurlow Nunn Premier Division campaign, Toll isn't on contract with the Magpies and remains a free agent.

Fletcher Toll
Fletcher Toll

It remains to be seen if the young hot shot will be given longer to impress Linnets boss Mark Hughes and his assistant Adrian Whitbread.

Toll told the Lynn News at the end of last season: "I know I'm far from the complete package. I'm still very young and learning, but I feel as though I've got plenty more left in the tank."

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