King’s Lynn Town see off Glasgow Rangers youngsters to claim Challenge Cup

Action from The Kings Lynn Football Club Challenge Cup between Norwich City Under18's V Legia Warsaw

Action from The Kings Lynn Football Club Challenge Cup between Norwich City Under18's V Legia Warsaw U23'sKacper Brodzinski scores the third Legia Warsaw goal.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Simon Clark picked up his first trophy as King's Lynn Town manager when his side beat off competition from the young guns of Norwich City and Glasgow Rangers to claim the King's Lynn Town Challenge Cup.

Spencer Keller in action for Norwich during their Challenge Cup match against Legia Warsaw U23s Pict

Spencer Keller in action for Norwich during their Challenge Cup match against Legia Warsaw U23s Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The Linnets beat the young Canaries 4-1 on Saturday to book their place in the final against a Rangers side which had disposed of Legia Warsaw Under-23s in Friday's opener, winning 3-2 on penalties after they had finished 2-2.

The Polish side beat City 3-0 in Sunday's third-place play-off before Lynn overcame a testing challenge from Rangers, a match which was settled by a Ryan Fryatt goal after just 10 minutes.

In baking conditions at The Walks, Rangers gave as good as they got, but the experience of the hosts saw them through. Fryatt's winner came after Michael Clunan's corner had been headed back into the mix by Michael Gash and, after a little bit of head tennis, the central defender turned and smashed a half volley into the roof of the net.

Lynn knocked it around well and might have extended their lead only for Jordan Richards to blaze over from 10 yards just before half-time.

Fans watching the match between Norwich City Under 18s and Legia Warsaw U23s Picture: Nick Butcher

Fans watching the match between Norwich City Under 18s and Legia Warsaw U23s Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Lynn keeper Alex Street did well to turn away Stephen Kelly's shot, while Rangers' appeals for a penalty after sub Matty Castellan bundled over Adedapo Awokya-Mebude fell on deaf ears.

Lynn boss Clark made a raft of changes with 20 minutes remaining and Rangers took the initiative, without ever really looking like scoring.

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Norwich City's Matt Richardson battles for the ball Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

King's Lynn Town chairman Stephen Cleeve, second left, watching the action last weekend Picture: Nic

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Aerial action from The Kings Lynn Football Club Challenge Cup Picture: Nick Butcher

Aerial action from The Kings Lynn Football Club Challenge Cup Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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City's Matt Richardson battles for the ball Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Spencer Keller in action for Norwich Picture: Nick Butcher

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