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Weymouth Town 3 King’s Lynn Town 1: Linnets lose out on the south coast

PUBLISHED: 19:44 07 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:31 08 October 2017

Calvin Brooks brings down Lynn's Ryan Hawkins for a penalty.
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Calvin Brooks brings down Lynn's Ryan Hawkins for a penalty. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

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Despite dominating possession the Linnets slipped to a defeat against a well-organised Weymouth side on the south coast.

Ryan Hawkins hits the deck after being fouled by Calvin Brooks.
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdRyan Hawkins hits the deck after being fouled by Calvin Brooks. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Lynn had the first opportunity when a superb cross from the right by Cameron Norman found Ryan Hawkins who was hauled down by Calvin Brooks earning the visitors in a penalty – but the usually-reliable Michael Clunan saw his spot kick turned behind by Gareth Stewart.

Alex Street was then called upon to make his first save, getting down low to prevent a Brandon Goodship effort after good work on the right by Brooks.

But on 29 minutes Goodship did get the better of Street, A delightful pass from home skipper Jake McCarthy was flicked on by Ben Thomson into the path of Goodship, who showed good composure to round Street and slot home into the empty net from an acute angle.

The Linnets then lost striker Leon Mettam to what looked like a hamstring injury as he tried to latch onto a Ryan Jarvis through ball on goal.

Michael Clunan takes the spot-kick - and misses. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdMichael Clunan takes the spot-kick - and misses. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Lynn then had the next chance on 35 minutes when a foul by McCarthy led to a free-kick on the edge of the box that was taken by Hawkins who lifted the ball up and over the wall – it looked destined for the net but the foot of the post came to Weymouth’s rescue with Stewart beaten.

The visitors saw plenty of possession inside the opening minutes of the second half and rightfully got themselves back on level terms, Great work from Craig Parker on the edge of the box saw him slip in Michael Gash whose touch and finish went across the outstretched Stewart.

That goal seemed to spur the home side on and they took the lead on 75 minutes, Goodship again benefiting from some more slack Lynn defending to fire a thunderous shot past Street.

The home fans where still celebrating when Stewart had to make a point-blank save from Gash, whose turn and shot looked destined for the bottom corner.

Cameron Norman in action at Weymouth. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdCameron Norman in action at Weymouth. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Terras midfielder Charlie Davis had the final say when his blockbuster volley from the edge of the box flew past Street.

Weymouth: Stewart, Brooks, Cooper (Baker 70), Wells, Buckley, Carmichael, Davis, McCarthy, Thomson (Tubbs 70), Goodship, Wakefield. Subs not used: Sa, Prodomo, Harvey.

Lynn: Street, Norman, Blake-Tracy, Fryatt, Ward, Jarvis, Clunan, Parker (Gillies 84), Gash, Mettam (Hilliard 32) , Hawkins. Subs not used: Gaughran, Siddons, McQuaid

Referee: Daniel Flynn (Bristol).

Michael Clunan questions an assistant referee. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdMichael Clunan questions an assistant referee. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Attendance: 662.

Cameron Norman on the run. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdCameron Norman on the run. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Lynn's Cameron Norman holds off Brandon Goodship. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdLynn's Cameron Norman holds off Brandon Goodship. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Charlie Davis scores Weymouth's third goal. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdCharlie Davis scores Weymouth's third goal. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Craig Parker reacts after a clash of heads. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdCraig Parker reacts after a clash of heads. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Leon Mettam in action. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdLeon Mettam in action. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Leon Mettam stretches for the ball. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdLeon Mettam stretches for the ball. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Leon Mettamlimps away with what appears to be a hamstring problem. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdLeon Mettamlimps away with what appears to be a hamstring problem. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

It's the end of the game for Leon Mettam. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdIt's the end of the game for Leon Mettam. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

King's Lynn Town supporters during the match at Weymouth.
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdKing's Lynn Town supporters during the match at Weymouth. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Linnets full-back Frazer Blake-Tracy. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdLinnets full-back Frazer Blake-Tracy. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Michael Clunan takes a corner. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdMichael Clunan takes a corner. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Lynn's Michael Gash and Callum Buckley of Weymouth. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdLynn's Michael Gash and Callum Buckley of Weymouth. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Craig Parker in action. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdCraig Parker in action. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Michael Gash in possession. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdMichael Gash in possession. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

Weymouth keeper Gareth Stewart is stranded as Lynn score. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdWeymouth keeper Gareth Stewart is stranded as Lynn score. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

King's Lynn Town supporters celebrate the goal. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdKing's Lynn Town supporters celebrate the goal. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

It's a long way back for Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse. 
Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images LtdIt's a long way back for Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse. Picture: Geoff Moore/Focus Images Ltd

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