King’s Lynn pulled off a remarkable 6-3 victory to double their tally for the Premier League season and inflict a first defeat on mighty Herne Bay United.

Lynn’s first season in the highest league in the country has brought a tough start and they were given little hope against a Kent side who had won all 10 of their games and had been champions 16 times since 1993.

Captain Josh Taylor opened the scoring for Lynn after 36 seconds and with 11 minutes of the first half to go, Jamie Griffin found a gap in the defence to make it 2-0.

Both keepers made some fantastic saves before Ryan Barnes fought his way through to slide home the third.

Herne Bay threw three men forward to find a way back but were caught out on the break when Jack Tucker sent the keeper sprawling.

Two goals within 10 seconds pulled the visitors back and it looked grim for Lynn when Tucker was sent off for two minutes.

Keeper Will Martin pulled off an incredible save to deny Herne Bay. That proved pivotal because, with Lynn back to full strength, Josh Taylor struck two more to make it 6-2 and a late strike from the visitors was mere consolation.

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