King's Lynn Town 0 Stratford Town 0: We're still in play-off hunt despite stalemate, says Linnets ace
PUBLISHED: 14:13 14 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:13 14 October 2018
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Experienced King's Lynn Town midfielder Ryan Jarvis insisted that the Linnets can still be in the mix at the end of the season following a frustrating afternoon at The Walks.
Town huffed and puffed for the full 90 minutes but couldn’t breakdown a resolute Stratford Town in a game of few chances and goal mouth incident.
“We’ve missed a few good chances today and everyone in the dressing room is down,” confirmed Jarvis afterwards. “I think we did more than enough to win the game but we were well policed by them and they made life extremely difficult for us. In games such as that you have to find a different way of winning the game and we couldn’t manage that today. However, we have some excellent players at the club and we know that we are more than capable of going on a run, climbing the table and making the top five at the end of the season.
“We now have a lot of games coming up as we have only played nine league games to date and lots of points to be won. The goals will come but I can understand the frustrations of everyone today as it was a game we should have won.”
Midweek signing Adam Marriot was handed a full debut and the striker almost made an instant impact unleashing a shot that flashed across goal before being deflected away for a corner. Frazer Blake–Tracy’s over hit back pass had Alex Street scrambling but that was the only work for the home keeper in a tame opening spell.
The Linnets showed some urgency following the restart with some quick passing between Chris Henderson and Aaron Jones which resulted in Jordan Williams hurriedly slicing the ball to safety with the former then having a run and shot that deflected harmlessly to keeper Richard Walton. Ryan Hawkins played in Marriot whose goal bound effort was deflected by Jamie McAteer for a corner that came to nothing.
Stratford substitute Claudio Diaz forced Street into a smart save with his legs at his near post and with minutes remaining Marriott shot wide following the home side’s best move of the afternoon capping a frustrating afternoon for players and spectators alike.
King’s Lynn Town: Street, Jones, Blake–Tracy, Jarvis, Fryatt, McAuley, Clunan, Henderson, Gash, Marriott, Hawkins (Parker). Unused subs: Richards, Thomas , Limb.
Stratford Town. Walton, Cox, Westwood, Taty ( Fry), Williams, McAteer, Skendi, Oulton ( Grocott), Taylor ( Dias), Wilson, Carvalho. Unused subs: Issac, Behan.
Referee: Mr J Crofts (St Neots)