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King’s Lynn Town pay the price for early misses in South Shields defeat





South Shields 2, King’s Lynn Town 0

National League North

Lynn may have lost at promotion-chasing South Shields on Saturday but it may have been a different story had Adam Lakeland’s men taken gilt-edged early chances.

Josh Coulson has a shot
Josh Coulson has a shot

After just seven minutes Stephens put wide when one one-on-one with Shields keeper Myles Boney and then, after nine minutes, the visitors were awarded a penalty after a foul on Cameron Hargreaves but Josh Barrett’s spot kick was saved by Boney, who also blocked the rebound.

The misses were to prove costly as second-place Tynesiders, unbeaten at home, grew into the match. After 38 minutes Paul Blackett crashed an effort against the frame of the goal and then Robert Briggs’ 20-yard strike forced Lynn keeper Paul Jones into a great save.

However, the Linnets were still a threat and went close in first half added on time when Barrett ran through only to see his shot blocked.

Josh Barrett battles for possession
Josh Barrett battles for possession

The Mariners piled on the pressure in the early moments of the second half, with Jones making several good saves before the opener came in the 64th minute when Luke James threaded a pass through for Paul Blackett, who finished clinically.

Lynn failed to make any more chances of note and the home side killed off the game with a minute remaining when quick thinking from Briggs saw him play a free-kick down the left channel to Jordy Mongoy, who produced a composed finish.

Shields: Boney, Lufudu, Adams, Liddle, Broadbent, Briggs, Woods, Hasani, Heaney, Blackett (Mongoy 79), James (Martin 72). Subs (not used): Smith, Abbey, Clarke.

Booked: Woods.

Manager Adam Lakeland issues instructions
Manager Adam Lakeland issues instructions

Scorers: Blackett 64, Mongoy 89

Lynn: P Jones, Ronan, Coulson, McFadden, Clifford (Oke 73), B Jones (Smith 51), Hargreaves, Morrison, Stephens, Barrett (Fatadjo 90), Cybulski. Sub (not used): Walker.

Booked: McFadden

Attendance: 2,357.

Josh Coulson goes for a header
Josh Coulson goes for a header
New loan signing from Fleetwood Town Billy Jones
New loan signing from Fleetwood Town Billy Jones
Manager Adam Lakeland
Manager Adam Lakeland
Bartosz Cybulski on the ball
Bartosz Cybulski on the ball
New loan signing from Fleetwood Town Billy Jones (3)
New loan signing from Fleetwood Town Billy Jones (3)
Ben Stephens rides a tackle
Ben Stephens rides a tackle
Cameron Hargreaves in action
Cameron Hargreaves in action
Cameron Hargreaves is fouled, leading to Lynn's penalty
Cameron Hargreaves is fouled, leading to Lynn's penalty
New loan signing from Fleetwood Town Billy Jones
New loan signing from Fleetwood Town Billy Jones
Josh Barrett tries a shot
Josh Barrett tries a shot
Jack Smith takes a tumble
Jack Smith takes a tumble
Some of the Lynn fans who made the long journey
Some of the Lynn fans who made the long journey

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