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City lose in fine margins to King's Lynn

By Dan Simmonite | 18th January 2020
Match Result
King's Lynn Town Logo
King's Lynn Town
1
York City Logo
York City
0
The Walks
Saturday 18th Jan - 15:00

King’s Lynn ended City’s run of good form with Adam Marriott grabbing the only goal of the game in a narrow 1-0 defeat for the Minstermen. 

Steve Watson named an unchanged side for the third successive game; Dan Maguire the only addition on the bench. 

The game kicked off in a packed-out ground at 'The Walks’ and Jordan Burrow was eager to add to his impressive 12-goal season tally early on as he glanced a header just wide after Kallum Griffiths found the frontman at the near post. 

Burrow was amongst it again when he flicked an upfield ball on to Alex Kempster on 13 minutes, the forward then touching the ball past Chris Smith and had a seemingly clear run on goal before he was hacked down with no card given by the referee. 

Kempster then hit a snapshot wide from an acute angle after Kieran Green played the ball inside from the right. 

Green had an eye for goal and forced Alex Street to dive full stretch to keep out his long-range effort on 22 minutes. 

King’s Lynn then cleared the ball off the line after a corner landed to Sean Newton who had a shot on goal from close range in a packed area. 

Adam Marriott was the man to watch for the City defence and they dealt with him well in the first half, blocking his shot on goal after Simon Power played a through ball to the League's top goalscorer. 

Kempster had another chance to shoot on goal before half time, but chose to square the ball on the right of the box which was eventually cleared. 

Marriott then had another chance from the edge which he fired just wide. 

City started the second half brightly with Green playing a one-two with Kempster, running into the box and shooting inches wide in the early stages. 

Kempster then called Street into action a minute later, the Linnets goalkeeper saving his shot from near the right byline. 

City had a lot of soft free kicks given against them, and one of them nearly provided the first goal as the subsequent dead ball was saved by Pete Jameson after Michael Gash’s shot took a heavy deflection. 

Newton tried his luck from distance with two chances, the first sailing over the bar and the second narrowly missing the target with his right foot. 

Newton then tracked back to do his defensive duties, blocking a Gash shot from inside the box following a ball in from Power. 

Power caused problems for City all afternoon and the Norwich City youngster played a big part in the goal as he picked up the ball on the left, cut inside and struck a shot which bounced just before Jameson – Marriott then poaching the loose ball and poking in from the goalmouth. 

After the opening goal Sean Newton took a shot from a free kick on 84 minutes, but his effort was saved by Street. 

City then dominated most of the play, but couldn't find a breakthrough as King’s Lynn held on for the victory. 

York still occupy second place in the National League North, with King’s Lynn four points clear at the top of the table. 

King’s Lynn Town: Street, Jones, Barrows, Jarvis, Smith, McAuley, Power, Richards (Payne 31), Gash, Marriott, Henderson 

Unused Substitutes: Kelly, Hawkins, Fox, Carey 

York City: Jameson, Griffiths (Langstaff, 74), Tait, McNulty, Newton, Ferguson, McLaughlin, Moke, Green, Kempster (Maguire, 58), Burrow 

Unused Substitutes: Whitley, Bond, Durrell. 

Referee: Rob Whitton 

Attendance: 4.019 (no away given)

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