19th July 2008
YARMOUTH 0, KINGS LYNN 0
held off Blue Square North Kings Lynn for a well-merited draw on Saturday. Bloaters’ ‘keeper Elliott Pride saved a 46th minute Danny
Bloomfield penalty thanks to a touch of kidology but the draw was no less than Yarmouth deserved for a battling performance
through wind, rain and – finally –some sun!
Linnets may have dominated the attacking exchanges but the Wellesley
visitors were frustrated by sound team work and dogged defending from the Ridgeons Division One side.
Lynn had good chances in the first half, with Pride pushing one effort onto his bar
and another cross sliding off the same but Stewart Roach, a former Linnet, and Liam Bartley (twice) went close for Yarmouth. Just before half time Greg Crane sent a bullet header just
over the home bar.
penalty miss came after Joe Francis was bundled off the ball in the first attack of the second half. Then on the hour Lynn
manager Keith Webb finally brought on star summer signing Julian Joachim to the
obvious delight of the travelling supporters but as more substitutes appeared for both sides, the Bloaters’ fitness
and resolve did not wane as against Clyde and Lynn, who now attacked continuously, were repulsed at times with relative
Lynn won corner after corner, including four in a
brief added time period but could not make the vital breakthrough. Even when
Pride did drop a Simon Weaver header, centre-back Gareth Palmer was there to hack it away.
were restricted to only occasional breakaways and Nick Crawley saw a shot blocked while substitute Jose Vide forced a header
from an underworked Lynn defence. With
the Linnets perhaps suffering from wounded pride after failing to beat a team four rungs below them in the non-league order
of things, Yarmouth will take a great many more positives
from this game.
Yarmouth - Elliott Pride, Johnny Watt (c), Simeon Lee, Dominic Smith, Gareth Palmer, Alan Darby, Darren
Lamb, Adam Sewell, Stewart Roach, Liam Bartley, Nick Crawley. Subs (all used): Toby Gorbould, Scott Woodcock, Kieran Hack,
Ollie Savage, Jose Vide, Ben Lawrence.
Lynn - Ross Murray, Charlie Defty, Ben Chapman, Simon Weaver, Greg Crane, Mark Camm, John Turner,
Andy Fisk, Michael Frew, Danny Bloomfield, Joe Francis. Subs used: Jack Defty, Ben Sedgemore, Julian Joachim, Rob Kelly, Dave
Bridgewater. Sub not used: Scott Howie.
Referee - Lee Betts. Attendance - 180
are some superb photos of the game on the Kings Lynn Supporters site, including Elliott Pride's wonderful penalty save. Click here to view. Unfortunately they are copyrighted so cannot be copied to this site.