Friendly: King’s Lynn Town 4, Boston United 0
Lynn gave their old rivals a pre-season masterclass by breezing to victory at The Walks tonight.
Gary Setchell's Linnets were in sensational form all evening against the Conference North outfit – who play one level above the men from Norfolk. They raced into a three-goal lead before the break, which they deserved, and probably should have won even more convincingly. Their superiority was such that the Pilgrims, missing only three first-teamers from their starting 11, had to wait until the 60th minute to even fire a shot on target in anger.
Left-back Jordan Yong started the rout by lashing home from the angle. Shane Tolley, Dan Jacob and Dan Quigley all went close before the hosts extended their lead when Yong's cross was handled by Ian Ross. George Thomson cooly scored the resulting spot-kick.
The Lincolnshire side still had no answer to wave upon wave of attack down their right and Thomson and Jacob nearly made it three. Yong did when he skipped past Scott Garner and blasted a fine effort by Sam Vince from outside the area.
While the visitors improved, slightly, they went further behind seven minutes after the break. This time Tolley toe-poked the ball through to Andy Hall and he raced clear for a simple finish. Ryan Clarke headed against a post before Ben Fairclough finally drew a save from Lynn's 'keeper Alex Street. And that was it for the goalscoring action with Jacob failing to chip Vince – who later saved well from Ewan Clarke – and Hall having an attempt cleared off the line by Garner.
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Lynn (only): Street, R. Clarke (Fernandes, 71), Gulliver (Fryatt, 75), Lee, Yong, Hall, Quigley, Bunting (Watson, 71), Thomson (Butt, 75), Jacob, Tolley (E.Clarke, 71). Subs not used: None. Booked: None. Goals: Yong (7, 43), Thomson (pen, 24), Hall (53). Ref: A. Wilson. Att: 315
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