King’s Lynn u13s. Back, from left: Harry Dickerson, Cole Easter, Grace Davey, Poppy Smith. Front: James Smith, Jasper Marfleet and Alma Pattison.Picture: SUBMITTED.

RINK HOCKEY: A win and two defeats were the result of King’s Lynn’s Division Two trip to Manningtree.

Lynn started well with a 6-3 win over Colchester. Zak Robinson and Ben Cole were on target to ensure half-time was reached with things all square at 2-2.

Lynn stepped up the pace after the break with Robinson, Thomas Barker 2 and James Smith adding to the goal tally.

Lynn conceded two early goals against Letchworth in their second game but hit back with strikes of their own from Barker and a pair from Smith. However, it was their opponents who held the upper hand, leading 6-3 at the break. 

They added two more in the second half to run out 8-3 victors.

Katt Baker pulled off several cracking saves to keep Norwich out in the team’s final match of the day.

Barker and Cole kept Lynn in the game and Smith scored a second-half goal but it was not enough as the city side came out on top 4-3.

Sponsor Tropics Fish & Chips, of Dersingham, were thanked for their support.

The club’s u20s side were also in action, playing at Bushfields in Peterborough.

Josh Futter scored a hat-trick in a 3-2 win over the host club.

A fairly balanced game saw some good attempts on goal from Ehab Nasir and Joseph Hawes. A great defensive showing saw goalkeeper Imogen Senter in excellent form. 

Futter scored twice more in the second game, against Cambridge & Cottenham, and Alfie Poppy also found his way to goal but it was not enough to secure victory as Lynn went down by the odd goal in seven. 

All the goals came in the first half of the final game, a 6-1 win against Ely & Chesterton United. Futter grabbed another treble with Poppy 2 and Ben Coles also scoring after their opponents had taken an early lead.

Lynnsport was the venue for an u13s home tournament, sponsored by Marley Cafe Bar.

The young home team did not have a good start to the day, losing 9-1 to Peterborough. Grace Davey scored the home consolation.

The second game against local rivals Skaters was the hardest of the tournament, with the final score going 10-0 in favour of the visitors from Walpole Highway.

The third match against guest team Soham was a more equal match. The first goal was scored by Soham but less than a minute later Davey equalised. 

Three more goals came from Soham before half-time but the second half saw some great defending by James Smith and Alma Pattison with some outstanding saves by Jasper Marfleet.

Davey scored again and Harry Dickerson also found the net in a 4-3 defeat. 

The final game was against Letchworth and Cole Easter scored to make it 3-1 at half-time. Many goal attempts were made by Poppy Smith and Easter before Letchworth scored what proved to be an all-important fourth goal.

Lynn continued to push and were rewarded with goals from Davey and Dickerson in another 4-3 defeat.

The Coach’s Player of the Day award was won by Marfleet for his skill in saving so many of the shots he faced during the day.