Home   Sport   Article

Subscribe Now

King’s Lynn record a fourth straight win in National League North with comfortable success at Bishop’s Stortford





Bishop’s Stortford 0 King’s Lynn Town 2

King's Lynn Town put further daylight between themselves and the National League North drop zone with a fourth successive win tonight.

A sixth goal in four games from striker Jonathan Margetts set Lynn on their way at already-relegated Bishop's Stortford before substitute Ben Stephens wrapped up the points with a second goal in stoppage time.

Lynn are now unbeaten in their last nine games and, since the home defeat to Darlington in early January, they have only lost once in 12 games.

Jonathan Margetts celebrates his sixth goal in four games. Picture: Tim Smith
Jonathan Margetts celebrates his sixth goal in four games. Picture: Tim Smith

The win lifts the Linnets to 16th in the league standings and eight points above Rushall Olympic in the final relegation spot with seven games remaining.

“It was tough - as expected,” Lakeland told the club's media team.

“And I felt we were below par again, to be fair. First half, I thought we were the better team, but didn't really go through the gears enough and play with enough purpose.

“We got the goal but I felt there was probably more there for us if we had just had more quality at times, a bit more urgency and a bit more tempo.

“I thought second half they were the better team. They managed the ball better than us, we struggled to get up the pitch, we struggled to return the ball.

“Sometimes in games, you just sense that it's going to be one of those days where you've just got to be solid and grind the result out.

"I think the players deserve immense credit for doing that again -another clean sheet, everybody worked their socks off, even though they were suffering in the game.

“We've had that little bit of quality at the end where the substitutes have combined and Ben's scored the second goal and that's secured the three points for us and it's a massive three points.”

The home side were reduced to ten men for the final few minutes following a red card for Mark Haines.

Stortford were the first team to get relegated in the top eight tiers of English football this season, not including four sides - Nuneaton Borough, Marske United, East Thurrock United and Hamworthy United - who have had their records expunged.

Lynn's latest success extended the Blues' winless league run to 15 games.

Next for Adam Lakeland's side is a home fixture against league leaders Tamworth in a televised game on Saturday (12.30pm).

King's Lynn Town's travelling support in Hertfordshire. Picture: Tim Smith
King's Lynn Town's travelling support in Hertfordshire. Picture: Tim Smith
Jonathan Margetts celebrates his sixth goal in four games. Picture: Tim Smith
Jonathan Margetts celebrates his sixth goal in four games. Picture: Tim Smith
Jonathan Margetts celebrates his sixth goal in four games. Picture: Tim Smith
Jonathan Margetts celebrates his sixth goal in four games. Picture: Tim Smith
Midfielder Cameron Hargreaves. Picture: Tim Smith
Midfielder Cameron Hargreaves. Picture: Tim Smith
George Morrison wins a header. Picture: Tim Smith
George Morrison wins a header. Picture: Tim Smith

Bishop's Stortford: Giddens, Haines, Akolbire, Kassarate (Foxley 46), Robbins, Beadle, McGregor, Thomas, Charles, Greene, Alexander. Subs not used: Hurley, Messaoudin, Harvey, Lusardi.

Booked: Beadle; sent-off: Haines.

King's Lynn Town: Jones, Barrows, McFadden, Taylor, Coulson, Crowe, Hargreaves, Morrison, Hughes (Rogers 89), Devonport (Cybulski 85), Margetts (Stephens 75). Subs not used: Isaacson, Dixon-Hodge.

Scorers: Margetts 19, Stephens 90+2.

Attendance: 392.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More