Friendly: King’s Lynn Town 1, Dereham Town 0
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A late header from Ryan Fryatt saw King's Lynn Town edge past Norfolk rivals Dereham Town at The Walks last night.
Fryatt was on hand to power home a Michael Clunan corner to give Lynn a deserved friendly victory following a promising second-half display.
Ryman Division One North Dereham shaded the first half before their Southern Premier League hosts dominated long spells of the second period.
The Linnets made two changes from the side which held Conference North outfit Boston United to a draw on Saturday.
With Kern Miller and Jacek Zielonka away on holiday, David Bridges and Fryatt came into the Lynn starting line-up.
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An early chance for the visitors saw Ryan Crisp slice his effort wide of the target.
The Magpies were dealt an injury blow late on in the first period when Aaron Kay limped off to be replaced by former Fakenham youngster Dion Frary.
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Despite all of their neat approach play, Lynn were unable to create any clear-cut openings until five minutes before the interval.
Lynn full-back Jordan Yong beat his marker down the left before whipping in a centre which Sam Mulready headed narrowly wide.
The Linnets stepped it up in the second period with Mulready going close from just outside the box.
Substitute Jack Frohawk went close again after a mazy run into the Dereham box, while home goalkeeper Alex Street did well to keep out a point-blank header at the other end.
Lynn's Lee Stevenson twice went close before Fryatt pounced in the dying minutes.
King's Lynn Town (starting XI): Street, Ramm, Yong, Fryatt, Gaughran, Marshall, Clunan, Bridges, Mulready, Stevenson, Hurst.
Dereham Town (starting XI): Wilton, Willis, Wallace, Kay, Barker, Sturman, Anema, Bonner, Crisp, Page, Russell.