King’s Lynn Roller Hockey Club national Division One side, sponsored by Samueljacks T-Shirt Shop, visited Colchester on a tough day.
Having to play four games in the day with very little rest took its toll on the side over time.
First game was against a youthful Cottenham side. With just over five minutes on the clock the breakthrough was made by Lynn and a second shortly followed to make it 2-0 going into the half-time break. With little to choose between the two sides in the second half the game finished 3-2 in favour of Lynn.
Second game was against the hosts Colchester. This was an opportunity for Lynn to express themselves and work on a few set plays.
Having grabbed a few early goals the team went into the break with a comfortable lead of 5-1. Into the second half and the game remained the same with Lynn having plenty of the ball. The game finished with a 11-2 win for the travelling side.
The third game was against league leaders Soham. Early on after conceding an unfortunate goal off the back wall, Lynn settled. Most of the possession was to be had by Lynn; however they couldn’t find a way past the Soham goalkeeper until the second half following a good piece of build up play.
Now pressing to find a second goal to bring themselves level Lynn got caught on the counter, making the score 3-1 to Soham. This game wasn’t to be and finished with an unfortunate loss.
Final game of the day was against Letchworth, a side with plenty of experience to cause problems. From the outset Lynn were relaxed and played with freedom.
It wasn’t long before they went in front after some solid play in attack and defence. Having continued to play confidently from start to finish, Lynn ran out 8-4 winners to secure their third win from four games on the day.
Overall a relatively good day for Lynn who experienced highs and lows at different points. With a couple of tournaments to play, Lynn will be looking to build on recent performances.