FOOTBALL: A brave effort by King’s Lynn Town ended in a 3-0 defeat at league leaders York City to bring an end to The Linnets’ superb 11-game unbeaten league run.
The full-time Minstermen didn’t have it their own way, though, as Lynn had spells in the game where they were the better side but couldn’t be ruthless in front of goal like their opponents.
Inside the opening minutes Ryan Jarvis threaded a neat ball through to Aaron Jones on the Linnets’ right hand side but his cross was too deep for the lurking Michael Gash.
For the hosts Andy Bond tried his luck from well over 35 yards from a free-kick that wasn’t ever going to test Alex Street.
But Bond did make amends when he opened the scoring on 23 minutes. A driving run from David Ferguson ended with him sliding the ball across the face of goal and Bond had the easiest of tap-ins at the back post.
Minutes before the break Chris Henderson missed a glorious chance to equalise but he couldn’t steer his header on target from a Jones cross.
Ian Culverhouse was forced at half-time to replace the injured Ryan Jarvis with Ross Barrows. The change seemed to inject some belief into Lynn as they were far the better side in the second period.
Jones was a constant threat down the right and his ball into the middle of the York box had to be cleared for a corner with Marriott waiting to pounce.
Alfie Payne then nearly found Gash in the box but that also was dealt with by the York defence.
The home side then doubled their advantage. Ferguson got himself across the front post to reach a driven ball into the Lynn box and the Minstermen left-back just nipped in front of the Lynn defender to guide the ball past Street.
And with five minutes left the game was put to bed. That man Ferguson again turned provider, this time his corner from the left was met by Joe Tait who powered his header past Street.
Linnets’ manager Ian Culverhouse said: “I thought we were very good box to box but very poor in both boxes.
“We moved the ball well at times but we’ve come up against a very good side who kept their shape and were ruthless. York aren’t on our level, they are a full-time outfit that train every day.”
Lynn’s next game is a trip to Leek Town in the 3rd qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
, compare that with us we train on a Monday and a Thursday night after work there’s a big difference in that.
“The lads have been superb, we’ve come to a full time outfit that will win the league because they are that good, we’ve come here and put on a show and that’s all I can ask for, they are gutted in the changing room, but they can be proud of the efforts, we just got to learn to be better when we defend and be more ruthless in the final third.
Lynn’s next game is a trip to Leek Town in the 3rd Qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.