King’s Lynn man of the match Matt Baker with manager Michael Baker after the 8-3 win at Soham.

RINK HOCKEY: Hard work paid off for King’s Lynn as they moved up to second place in the England National Premier League with an 8-3 win at Soham.

Matt Baker earned the Captain Vancouver man of the match award thanks to a four-goal haul for the reigning champions.

Josh Taylor was not far behind him in the scoring stakes, grabbing a hat-trick, with Owen Norris completing the tally.

The win puts Lynn five points behind leaders London, but with two games in hand. They are next in action on February 23 with a trip to Peterborough.