Kettering Town handed out a Boxing Day hangover to King’s Lynn Town in the Southern League on Saturday.

The Poppies ran out 3-0 victors in front of the biggest crowd seen at The Walks this season.

It was the hosts who started the better. David Bridges had a shot from distance that wasn’t far away from the mark. Bridges was involved again as Lynn went close again. A slick move involving Lee Stevenson and Michael Clunan was latched on to by Bridges but his effort on goal was fumbled behind.

The visitors took the lead just before half-time. A superb pass from Liam Canavan played in James Brighton and he applied a neat finish.

In the early minutes of the second half, Lynn were nearly level. A quick counter attack started by Clunan found Stevenson but his cross was poked behind by the covering Kettering defender with Dylan Edge waiting to pounce.

The visitors doubled their lead when Jordan Yong was guilty of playing the Poppies attackers onside and Rene Howe had plenty of time to slip the ball across for William Carvalho to slot the ball into the unguarded net.

Kettering put the game to bed when Carvalho was given too much time and space on the edge of the box and curled the ball beyond the full stretching Alex Street into the bottom corner of the net, much to the delight of the large travelling Kettering support behind the Tennyson Avenue goal.

Monday’s only game saw Downham Town go down to a 2-1 home defeat in Division One of the Thurlow Nunn League. Connor Walker got the home goal.