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King's Lynn rink hockey players hold pole position in the league

Peterborough 5 Lynn 11

Lynn rink hockey players are in pole position heading into the festive period after securing their sixth win of the season with a strong performance away at Peterborough.

This victory, which saw Lynn also demonstrate their quality off the ball, took their tally to 18 points from seven matches.

Ryan Barnes darted into the D to tap home the opening goal before Josh Taylor latched on to a cross-rink pass to convert from an acute angle and Matthew Baker cleverly tucked in a wraparound at the far post.

Peterborough responded with a long-range effort that left Allander unsighted between the posts.

But Baker added his second goal from close range and Jamie Griffin scored from the penalty spot.

The hosts had no issue finishing their two direct attempts in the first half as Lynn went into the break holding a 5-3 advantage.

Lynn put all such fears of an upset to bed quickly in the second half.

In the opening ten minutes of the second period, Baker and Taylor both completed their hat-tricks, before Jack Tucker finished a beautiful team move transplanted directly from a training routine.

With the game now essentially over with Lynn leading 9-3, Peterborough added a couple of consolations.

The first was a sweet volley at the far post and the second a slap during a powerplay that added some gloss to the home side’s performance.

Lynn, not to be outdone, added a final couple to take their goals scored to 50 for the season, 13 more than Middlesbrough in second place, with both Baker and Taylor again finding the net to complete their respective quadruples.

This time it was Taylor who claimed the coveted Captain Vancouver man-of-the-match accolade but, in truth, there were a number of contenders.

Lynn return to Premier League action away to second-placed Middlesbrough on Saturday, January 11.

This contest could have significant implications in Lynn’s search for their fifth consecutive crown.

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