King’s Lynn skipper Robert Lambert looks to cap an ‘unforgettable year’

King's Lynn Stars' Robert Lambert will lead his side into battle in the KO Cup at Somerset on Wednes

King's Lynn Stars' Robert Lambert will lead his side into battle in the KO Cup at Somerset on Wednesday evening. Picture: Matthew Usher

King's Lynn skipper Robert Lambert admits there would be no better way to cap off an unforgettable year than by having some silverware to show for their efforts.

The Stars have reached the Knockout Cup Final and travel to Somerset on Wednesday (October 17, 7.30) with the deciding leg at the Adrian Flux Arena 24-hours later (Thursday, October 18, 7.30).

Despite topping the top-flight standings for the first time in the club's history this year, the Norfolk outfit were forced to settle for silver medals as they were pipped to league glory by Poole in last week's Grand Final.

But Lambert insists it's been a year to be proud of for the Stars and says he and his team-mates are up for the cup.

'This is the best season the Stars have ever had – especially since I first joined the club,' he said.

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'Obviously we're all gutted not to win the league in the end, but I guess you have to look at the positives – and for me there are still plenty.

'We've still got the Knockout Cup to play for though and we need to give it everything we've got to try and make sure we get the trophy so that we've got something to show for what has been a much better year for the Stars and it's the least we deserve.'

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