Monday, September 1, 2014

King's Lynn Town 0 Trafford FC 1

King's Lynn will be disappointed not to have built on a good start to the season after losing on Monday and then going down to Trafford at the weekend. In this match it took a while to settle. The first chances fell to Lynn on 21 minutes when first Stephen Spriggs and then Jake Jones drew saves from Thomas Read. It looked like this might give Lynn the impetus that they needed, but the next chance fell to Trafford on 24 minutes when Joseph Shaw hit the upright for the visitors. It looked like Trafford could be handy from set pieces.

Lynn were dealt a blow on 30 minutes when Ryan Fryatt limped off after sustaining another injury. He'd already been taken off earlier and had his head bandaged up. His replacement Sam Brooks didn't waste any time though coming close from a corner on 36 minutes. Just before half time though Trafford took the lead. Shelton Payne stepped up to take another free kick in a dangerous area and he put it in under Alex Street.

Lynn took the game by the scruff of the neck in the second half and tried to force an equaliser. However, for the first 15 minutes of the second half nobody could get a shot in with the Trafford defence, and in particularly Nia Bayunu in terrific form. Despite all of the pressure that Lynn had the clearest chance fell to Trafford on 75 when they hit Lynn on the counter, but Lynn managed to scramble the ball off the line. The last 15 minutes saw wave after wave of attack as Lynn threw everything at scoring. The best chance came on 84 minutes when substitute Sam Mulready came close hitting the inside of the post. It wasn't to be Lynn's day though. It was frustrating for them, but a good day for Trafford's defence.

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