King's Lynn 0, Maidenhead United 1

Keith Webb took charge of King's Lynn for the first time this afternoon as his side faced Maidenhead United looking for their first win in three games, With the Linnets missing McMahon and O'Halloran with injury and also Melton with a suspension Webb gave full debuts to his three midweek signings those being Cave-Brown and Fisk, both on loan from Norwich City and Lewis Blois, signed from Mildenhall.

Keith Webb took charge of King's Lynn for the first time this afternoon as his side faced Maidenhead United looking for their first win in three games, With the Linnets missing McMahon and O'Halloran with injury and also Melton with a suspension Webb gave full debuts to his three midweek signings those being Cave-Brown and Fisk, both on loan from Norwich City and Lewis Blois, signed from Mildenhall.

After a quiet opening to the game the first chance fell to the home side with Jack Defty heading wide of Preddie's upright following Cave-Brown's teasing cross.

Camm was then guilty of an awful mistake which McNamara nearly gave his side the lead from but his tame shot was gathered comfortably by Marshall.

However on 14 minutes MCNAMARA got his bearings spot on as he beat Marshall at his near post with a swirling speculative shot which the home keeper will have nightmares over.


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A debatable offside was not given as home forward Frew raced through but unfortunately lobbed over the bar when well placed.

Maidenhead were looking dangerous on the break and Telemaque had Marshall scrambling to his left to produce a stunning save.

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The Linnets were playing only in fits and starts but debutante Cave-Brown was showing some lovely touches and one of his many crosses was met by Jack Defty who saw a goal bound shot deflected away to safety by a grounded Smith.

The action then reverted to the other end with Clarke producing a diving save from Marshall following a free kick, however on the half hour mark the home side should really have been level.

Fisk found Notman on the Linnets' left with the ex Norwich City man's cross met by an unmarked Jack Defty, however his header was weak and was gathered gratefully by Preddie.

Moments later Defty again was in the thick of the action with a sharp turn and shot which sailed over the bar but shortly before the interval Newman flashed a shot across the home box as Maidenhead nearly done the unthinkable and doubled their lead prior to the break.

t Half-time: King's Lynn 0, Maidenhead United 1

Cave-Brown was again at the centre of the action on 54 minutes as he fired over the bar following Frew's ball.

A Grant Cooper knock down on the hour mark found Notman in space but somehow the tiny front man seemed to be caught in two minds as his weak shot was comfortably gathered by Preddie and the chance had gone.

The action reverted quickly to the other end with Newman giving Marshall another worrying moment with a flashing shot which rippled the side netting.

Webb then felt the need to introduce two quick substitutions with the hard-working Cave-Brown being replaced by Nolan and Notman being replaced by Norris as he searched for the formula to get his side back on track.

Fisk fired a fizzing shot wide from 20 yards and moments later his dangerous ball into the area was dealt with swiftly by a backtracking Smith.

Norris then put in a decent cross which Blois met but unfortunately the shot crept wide of the Maidenhead goal.

Lynn were then awarded a free kick some 20 yards from goal but Nolan's attempted curling shot clipped the wall and crept away to safety.

Fisk then found himself in referee Chester's notebook following a lunge on Nesbitt as tempers frayed.

Little was seen of Maidenhead's attack however Newman and Parson combined which saw the latter's shot inches wide of a scrambling Marshall's left post.

Play quickly returned to the other end with Fisk's shot from 12 yard turned away by Preddie following a Norris cross.

Moments later Norris sent in a fierce drive from distance which Cooper got in the way of and the danger had gone.

Just on the final whistle Telemaque found himself in acres of Walk's space but fired high and wide blowing a great chance to seal his side's victory.

On the final whistle a loud chorus of boos greeted the conclusion of the game indicating that the home crowd of 744 were less than impressed with their side's meagre pre-Christmas offering.

t Final score: King's Lynn 0, Maidenhead United 1

t King's Lynn: Marshall, West, Blois, Warren, Cooper, Camm, Cave-Brown, Fisk, J Defty, Frew, Notman. Subs: Nolan, Norris, C Defty, Crane, Higgs

t Maidenhead United: Preddie, Smith, Parson, Nesbitt, Stirling, Osmon, Clarke, Brown, Telemaque, Newman, Mc Namara. Subs: Johnson, Hughes, Romeo, Hatton, Francisco.

t Referee: M Chester

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