In the National Premier League King’s Lynn RHC faced newly promoted and high flying Soham RHC who, having given everyone a tough game since promotion, arrived in confidence.
Despite the home side dominating early parts of the game in terms of possession it was Soham who were first onto the scoresheet after some slack defending and a well worked move.
Having not let their heads drop Lynn soon brought the game back to level terms with a move that left the Soham players out of position and Michael Carter at the back post ready to clinically finish the ball into the roof of the net.
Soon Carter again found himself in position to smash home and to give Lynn the lead. The game soon calmed and both sides began to settle and get into their rhythm to create goal scoring opportunities. After a good solid spell of possession Lynn found another breakthrough. A move straight from the training ground resulted in Sam Kay delivering a ball to the far post only for it to deflect off an opponent’s stick and end up in the back of the net.
Half-time score: 3-1.
The second half was played in much the same fashion and the hosts were dominating the possession stats.
With good build up play and plenty of shots it wasn’t long before the fourth goal of the evening was on the board for the home side. Josh Taylor was unmarked at the back post to finish into the top of the net from a clinical pass.
Soham began to get rattled and were shortly reduced to three players. Unfortunately Lynn were denied from the direct free hit but soon had their fifth goal. Knocking the ball around the three players patiently, a neat pass between two defenders fell to Taylor to double his tally for the game. Soham at this point threw everything at the home side, however Will Martin in goal and a strong, intelligent defence meant the away side couldn’t find a way through.
Final score was 5-1.
This was a big result for Lynn which now means they move ahead of their recent opponents in the league by three points. Big games to come in March are important for the side, however, so taking one game at a time is crucial. Grimsby RHC are next to visit Lynnsport on Sunday at 2pm.
Thanks to sponsors Samueljacks T-Shirt Shop and Carter Engineering for their continued efforts both on and off the rink; also to those of the club who came down to the game to offer their support.