Keeper sent off but King’s Lynn Town still triumph against brave Caister in Norfolk Senior Cup

Lynn's Chris Ward. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn's Chris Ward. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Ten-man Lynn avoided a cup upset to reach the last eight of the Norfolk Senior Cup last night.

Anglian Combination Premier Division Caister, who play four levels below the Linnets, had threatened to cause a shock when they took a one-goal lead into the break thanks to Allen Barrett's cool finish. Their hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals were further raised when visiting keeper Luke Pearson, selected in a mainly reserve-based side, was sent off for handling outside of his area.

But with Robert Palmert taking the gloves, the Linnets came out fighting in the second period to claim a hard-fought victory at Gorleston's drenched Emerald Park.

Makeshift striker Chris Ward equalised, Liam Fryatt made it two, and Nelson Moreira wrapped things up with a brilliant individual goal.

The Evo-Stik Premier Division Linnets join Thetford Town, Diss Town, Dereham Town, Gorleston, Scole United, Wroxham and Norwich United in the hat for the next round.

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