FOOTBALL: King’s Lynn Town served up a festive feast in front of their own fans as they put regional rivals Lowestoft Town to the sword on Boxing Day, writes Chris Milsom.
The 4-0 win elevated the Linnets to third place in the Central Premier League table and means they can reduce the gap on title-favourites Kettering Town to 10 points when they take on the Poppies at The Walks tomorrow, 3pm.
Adam Marriott opened the scoring after five minutes when he slotted home after some brilliant build-up play that ended with Jordan Richards picking him out with a good pass.
Marriott doubled his tally in Lynn’s next attack. Chris Henderson’s pass was dummied by Michael Gash to create space for Marriott to run into and slam the ball past Elvijs Putnins.
Shaun Bammant had a poorly taken spot kick saved by Alex Street as the Trawlerboys wasted the chance to pull a goal back.
Gash got in on the act in the second half when he powered home a header from Michael Clunan’s corner before Marriott completed his hat-trick. The striker benefitted from some slack Lowestoft defending to fire past the helpless Putnins.
Manager Ian Culverhouse said: “We started really well and the front two were a real handful all afternoon.
“I’m glad Gashy (Michael Gash) got his goal and Mazza (Adam Marriott) took all three of his superbly.
“We started the game in the right way and played with a good tempo.
“We went two up early and then they started to break on us a little bit and Peds (Alex Street) pulled us out the mire with the penalty save.”
That win followed a good victory at Biggleswade on Saturday when Lynn came from a goal behind to win 2-1 at a wet Langford Road Stadium.
Joe White gave the home side the lead before goals from Henderson and Marriott saw Lynn take the points.