FOOTBALL: Apart from the fond farewells on Saturday, there was also a real spectacle to enjoy as we contrived to share eight goals with our final opponents of the season Aldershot Town.
Far from being a typical end-of-season encounter, the teams went at it hammer and tongs for the full 90 minutes, producing an exciting season finale for a near-900 crowd.
Special mention goes to the man who scored the final goal of our season, Tai Fleming, who has turned in some amazing performances for someone so young.
He has probably played in many more matches than he expected to but has always shown 100 per cent commitment to the cause, coupled with plenty of desire, which has seen him provide some strong showings in the Linnets backline.
When the referee blew his whistle to signal the end of proceedings, you could almost hear the collective sighs from those who were happy that the whistle had also been blown on the 2020/21 regular National League season.
It has been a season like no other, and one which everyone hopes we will never see the likes of again.
The good ship King’s Lynn Town began its journey in choppy waters last October, only to sail into a real storm around the turn of the year, thankfully returning to something a little calmer for the final couple of months of its maiden National League voyage.
As is sometimes the case when you are at sea, it has been a bumpy ride more often that not and one which will provide memories, mostly of the indifferent kind for years to come.
Master Stephen Cleeve has, somehow navigated his ship home, ably assisted by chief officer Culverhouse with the good ship Linnet now in port, awaiting its next deployment in August.
We will of course wave farewell to some familiar shipmates over the next few weeks and say hello to some new ones.
Let’s all hope that come mid-August, when the next journey begins, we will see many more ‘passengers’ in the ground to enjoy the experience and join the excitement of the next voyage.
This is the final regular Walks Talk until August, however, you cannot get shot of me as easily as that and there will be two special summer editions, which will be published on June 25 and July 30, to bring you up to date with what has been happening.
Thanks to everyone who has sent some nice messages over the past months in relation to the column, they really are appreciated. I would also like to thank Steve Penny, Alan Taylor and Gary Bush at Your
Paper for all of their help and support in bringing this project together.
Finally, I would like to wish fellow YLP writer and Linnets media provider Lewis Hawkins the best of luck for the future following his announcement that he has taken up a position at a Football League club.