RINK HOCKEY: A club-record 20-0 win pushed King’s Lynn to within two wins of a fifth consecutive England National League title.
Newly promoted Herne Bay had no answer to their visitors who improve on their recent 18-2 win in the reverse fixture.
Lynn’s usual brand of aggressive hockey pressed Herne Bay, restricting their time on the ball and bringing a 10-0 half-time lead. A second half of the same, unrelenting spirit doubled their tally
Were it not for a couple of missed penalties at the end, Lynn could have had more.
Man of the match Owen Norris 5, Matthew Baker 5, Jack Tucker 4, Josh Taylor 4 and Harvey Dugdale 2 got the goals.
Meanwhile, at Lynnsport, the club’s u13s were in action, hosting their own tournament.
Despite some solid defending, they went down to a 6-0 defeat against Letchworth in their opening game.
The second match for the young side was their hardest of the tournament, taking on the much-older Ely & Chesterton United Blues, going down 11-0.
There was something to cheer in the next match, against Soham. Some great defending from Poppy Smith and Harrison Belham kept things close and with three minutes left of the first half, Jayden Plumb scored the first Lynn goal of the day.
Kevin Monk and Cole Easter pushed for another but to no avail in a 3-1 reversal.
Finley Baker was on target in the last match, an 8-1 defeat against local rivals Skaters.
There was some good goal attempts from Grace Davey and a great penalty save by Lacey Vincent.