King’s Lynn’s Division Two team. Back, from left: James Smith, Zak Robinson, Ben Coles, Thomas Barker, Konnor Lee, Andy Horn. Front: Harvey Byler, Imogen Senter, Kathryn Baker and Alfie Poppy.

RINK HOCKEY: Two teams from King’s Lynn Roller Hockey’s came face to face in a Division One tournament, with the Blacks proving victorious overall. 

The Reds started well with a 7-3 win against Cottenham thanks to goals from Owen Norris, Jack Tucker and Joseph Hawes among the scorers.

Tucker’s penalty was scant reward in their second match, a 5-1 defeat to Soham.

Meanwhile, the Blacks had started their day with a 7-1 win against Cottenham & Cambridge, stepping up the pace after leading by a single goal at half-time. Bethan McCarthy and Sam Kay were among the scorers.

Josh Futter gave Lynn a 20th-second lead in their next match against Peterborough, on the way to a 4-0 victory.

That left just the Lynn derby to complete the day’s play and it was the Blacks who emerged triumphant.

Reds led 1-0 at the interval through Tucker and looked on their way to glory when Norris made it 2-0.

Now with a mountain to climb, Blacks started to find their groove and Josh Taylor pulled one back with Josh Futter equalising to set up an exciting final 10 minutes. 

Blacks used their momentum to capitalise on some slack Reds defending to add a further two goals from Futter and Taylor to complete the comeback and run out 4-2 winners to leapfrog the Reds into top spot. 

Lynn’s Division Two team enjoyed a successful day with three wins out of four in their home tournament at Lynnsport. 

The Division One Reds team, left. Back, from left: Owen Norris, Jack Tucker, Josh Horn. Front: Robbie Allander, Kasia Parfitt and Joseph Hawes.

They suffered a 3-0 defeat in their opening match against Ely and Chesterton United but bounced back in style, racking up a 18-4 aggregate over their next three matches. 

The second game of the day saw Zac Robinson open his team’s account for the day against Cottenham and Cambridge, with Konnor Lee scoring to earn a 2-0 half-time lead. The second half saw the hosts dominate with Ben Cole, Alfie Poppy and Harvey Blyler completing a 5-2 victory.

The third game was a local derby against fellow West Norfolk side Skaters.

It was the Walpole Highway-based team who opened the scoring but Lynn hit back with James Smith and Thomas Barker 2 turning things round to open a 3-1 lead at the break.

Goalkeeper Imogen Senter pulled off many cracking saves and that spurred the hosts on with Barker doubling his personal tally in another 5-2 win.

The team’s final game against Colchester started well with Ben Cole scoring in the first minute. Barker continued where he had left of against Skaters with another treble and Cole’s second made it 5-0 at half-time.

Blyler 2 and Robinson completed the 8-0 win.