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Wrexham Dragons prove too fiery for battling King's Lynn Town on St David's Day

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Wrexham 2
King's Lynn Town 0

Title-chasing Wrexham proved too strong on another difficult night for King's Lynn Town this evening.

First half goals from Jordan Davies and Paul Mullin proved enough for the Welsh club, despite the Linnets rallying in the second period.

Wrexham dangerman Paul Mullin was on target tonight, as he was in the reverse fixture at the Walks. Picture: Tim Smith (53044629)
Wrexham dangerman Paul Mullin was on target tonight, as he was in the reverse fixture at the Walks. Picture: Tim Smith (53044629)

Lynn boss Tommy Widdrington made three changes from the team which subsided 4-1 at home to Maidenhead on Saturday.

Aaron Jones, Tyler Denton and Munashe Sundire came into the side, with Josh Barrett dropping to the bench and both Brett McGavin and Theo Widdrington missing out on the matchday squad altogether – the latter through injury.

But any Lynn fan expected a daunting night for their side would have been heartened by a quiet opening spell.

New signing Cameron Hargreaves. (54717743)
New signing Cameron Hargreaves. (54717743)

Indeed, the hosts took the lead in the 12th minute with their first meaningful attack of the evening, as Davies pounced on a long ball forward to fire past Paul Jones.

It could have been two soon afterwards as Ollie Palmer – the Dragons' £300,000 January signing from AFC Wimbledon – had a header saved by the Linnets' keeper.

At the other end, a rare moment of Lynn pressure saw the returning Aaron Jones have a shot blocked.

But the hosts doubled their lead shortly after the half-hour when Mullin pounced to grab his 16th goal of the season.

Denton and Sundire both had chances to reduce the arrears before the interval, while Cameron Hargreaves forced a save out of home keeper Rob Lainton after the break.

And there was audible frustration from pockets of the 8,000-plus crowd inside the Racecourse Ground as Lynn enjoyed more of the play late on.

But the Dragons came closest to adding to their tally late on as the Lynn keeper had to make a sharp save from a long-range effort.

Lynn are on the road again on Saturday, when they travel to playoff-chasing Solihull Moors.

Wrexham: Lainton, Hall-Johnson, Hayden, Tozer, Cleworth, McFadzean (Hosannah 77), J Jones, Young, Davies (McAlinden 35), Mullin, Palmer. Subs not used: Dibble, Jarvis, Ponticelli. Scorers: Davies 12, Mullin 32. Booked: Palmer

King's Lynn: P Jones, Barrows, Coulson, Phipps (Fernandez 82), A Jones, Denton (Barratt 79), Hickman (Linton 65), Hargreaves, Sundire, Scott, Omotayo. Subs not used: Bowry, Walker. Booked: Hickman

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