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County Cup exit for King’s Lynn Town Ladies

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King’s Lynn Town Ladies crashed out of the County Cup with a 6-1 defeat at Mulbarton on Sunday.The Linnets, who travelled lightly with injuries and illness playing a particular part in the squad numbers, were unable to make the most of a promising first-half display on their travels.Manager Alec Marshall said: “We are extremely disappointed with the result today. We knew today we had an opportunity to go and get a result, and I thought we showed it in the first half, but there are 90 minutes in the game, not just 45.”We knew it was going to be tough, only having 12 players, but I believed in the squad and believed we could play to our strengths.”I was bitterly disappointed with the second half, as we addressed a few issues at half-time, yet these were not picked up on in the second half, which led to the score being what it was.“I have nothing but praise for the first half, especially in the way we scored the goal, but second half I’m not happy with some of the attitudes and the way we played.”I’ve just come out of the changing room and it’s a deflated group, as they knew we had a chance but it wasn’t taken.”We’ve got the players in twice this week, so will go to the drawing board and address the problems.”There are things we can control and things we cannot control, and yes numbers didn’t help with the injuries and illness but we didn’t take control of the opportunity today.”The game started at an even pace with both sides having good spells on the ball.Mulbarton opened the scoring before Lynn regrouped and started to dominate the ball.A good bit of play from Gabrielle Cobb in midfield allowed Katie Ward to cross for Williams to finish at the back post to bring the game level.The tie swung in Lynn’s favour, forcing the Mulbarton goalkeeper into several saves, but they couldn’t find the second goal. Mulbarton added two more goals before the interval to take a 3-1 lead into the break.Lynn made a change at half-time and came out and started to dominate the ball in the opening minutes before dropping off the pace.With a few injuries in the game, the visitors were forced to play on but conceded three times in the second half to fall to a 6-1 defeat.Player-of-the-match: Holly Williams.



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