REPORT: KING'S LYNN TOWN
DUNSTABLE TOWN 0 KING’S LYNN TOWN 4 HT 0-1 ATTENDANCE 120
In another earnest performance, Dunstable’s young guns held their own in a frantic opening where they matched the Linnets’ forward thrusting play with counter attacks, but again their efforts on goal went unrewarded. The hosts were forced to make changes owing to injury and defender Kieran Ogden replaced Casey Harker in goal and earned a good deal of praise for his performance – especially in the opening spell where he made a number of vital saves in varying style. Jonathan Barnett and Peter Kioso had joined Casey Harker on the injury list.
King’s Lynn, who went to the top of the Southern Premier Division table on tonight’s result included their two signings from Norwich City, Grant Holt and Simon Lappin, who were both second-half substitutes.
The visitors contained the home side’s enthusiasm and opened the scoring after twenty-seven minutes when good play from Tom Siddons was followed by a chip over Ogden. Dunstable typically rallied to the cause and sought recompense at every opportunity, with good play from Andrew Osei-Bonsu and Arel Amu. Going to the interval at just one goal down it meant the game was still full of possibilities for them. But unfortunately, despite their endeavour they could not fulfil their potential.
Saul Williams replaced Sam Odusoga at the start of the second period and later Joseph Chidyausiku came on for Ryan Young. Linnets applied immediate pressure and five minutes into this half, Ogden’s challenge in the goal area conceded a penalty, which was tucked away by Michael Clunan.
With a comfortable lead, Linnets did not ease their efforts and after two successive corners, Sam Gaughran extended the lead for the visitors with a header into the roof of the net after seventy-six minutes. Yet the consensus was that Dunstable had matched their opponents, but again found the final touch was wanting. Even so, they did deserve something for their unceasing efforts.
In the final minute, a free-kick from Lappins found Ryan Fryatt who scored the fourth and final goal.