FOOTBALL: King’s Lynn Town ended their pre-season campaign with a hard-earned 1-0 victory at Lowestoft Town on Saturday.

A well-worked team goal in the second half was neatly finished by Craig Parker.

That was enough to seal victory for the visitors against their Isthmian League Premier Division hosts and leaves the Linnets with an impressive pre-season record of five wins and a draw from seven matches.

Manager Ian Culverhouse handed a debut to striker Michael Gash and he proved a handful for the Lowestoft defence with some good hold-up play, flicks and tricks during his 60 minutes on field.

Lynn also handed a start to new signing Cameron Norman, the former Norwich City junior, at right back.

The 21-year-old was in the Canaries’ FA Youth Cup-winning team in 2013 and has also played for Woking, Norwich United, Concord Rangers and Needham Market.

The ‘friendly’ boiled over with referee Ady Sannerude sending off a player from each team.

Lynn’s Neil Fryatt was dismissed for allegedly elbowing Shaun Bammant as he ushered the ball out of play and the home player was then red-carded for kicking out at Fryatt, who was on the floor.

King’s Lynn Reserves were the first of the club’s teams in competitive action, on Saturday, when they travelled to Ipswich side Whitton United in Division One of the Thurlow Nunn League.

Robbie Back’s team lost 2-1 and had to play the final 20 minutes with 10 men following an injury to Keiran Shipp.

They trailled 2-0 at that point but pulled one back through Dylan Edge.

Whitton took an early lead from the penalty spot when Jamie Cole converted and added a second early in the second half through Ryan Rampley.

The young Linnets were back in action last night with a trip to newly-promoted Norwich CBS (formerly Spixworth and Norwich Union).

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