King’s Lynn Town 3 Weymouth 0: We’re ready for the final says Lynn star Cameron Norman
PUBLISHED: 22:56 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:11 03 May 2018
King’s Lynn Town are one step away from promotion after a stunning play-off semi-final victory at The Walks.
A trio of top quality goals sealed a 3-0 win over Weymouth to earn the Linnets a final showdown against Slough - who beat Kettering in the other semi - on Bank Holiday Monday.
It’s winner takes all at The Walks to see who follows champions Hereford out of the Southern Premier and into the National League set-up.
A crowd of more than 1,200 saw last night’s win – the club’s first ever play-off win – but that’s likely to be topped on Monday - and Cameron Norman believes Lynn have the quality to complete the job that manager Ian Culverhouse set out to do when the season started.
“We know the quality we have and that we can win the play-offs,” said former Norwich City youth team player Norman, whose free-kick set the ball rolling before Craig Parker and Cameron King added a brace of stunning volleys to ensure the job was done before half-time. We are disappointed we didn’t win the league, but that sends the right message out about Monday.
“All four teams in the play-offs were quality. Monday won’t be easy and it is a high stakes game with lots of pressure, so it is going to be a case of who deals with the pressure the best. But the boys are up for it and we go into the game very confident.”
Once Lynn got their noses in front - after just 14 minutes - they were the dominant force, against a side who took more points off them during the league campaign than any other.
“We did what we wanted to do,” added Norman. “We put them under pressure early, come out of the traps and I don’t think we could have done that much better. I think both games – this one and Monday – there will be nerves and it is almost who deals with the pressure the best. But after the initial five minutes we got together and really got going.
“We are probably never going to get three goals like that in a season let alone in one game, but it shows the quality we have in the team. We need the big players to turn up in the big games and they did. We didn’t want to take our foot off the pedal because we didn’t want to invite pressure, but we managed the game out well.”