Defeat for Lynn Ladies

A determined Wroxham Women put home advantage to good use as King’s Lynn Town Ladies mini unbeaten run came to a run on Sunday.

The Linnets suffered a 2-0 reverse at a rain-soaked Trafford Park.

Head coach JP said after the game: “It’s easy to get caught up in the emotion of losing a derby but we have to remember how far we have come in the last five weeks.

“Poor conditions, a horrible game and when things don’t go your way or the ball don’t fall for you have to fight for everything.

“We asked that the team give everything and stay in the game to give themselves a chance of pinching something and they did that today and that’s a credit them.

“We go again next weekend with an opportunity to put things right.”

Manager Michael Allsebrook echoed the sentiment “Sometimes things don’t go your way and that’s football! Wroxham did more to get the result.

“Full credit to their players and management team for their win and we go again next week.”

Wroxham showed their intent from the kick off as they pressured the Lynn defence but a high backline prevented any early attempts at goal as Fran Peeling once again marshalled her defence well.

Lynn attempting to counter quickly through Amy Magnus and Jodie Hopkins had chances early in the game but it was Wroxham’s Lara Densley who opened the scoring on the half-hour mark with a well-struck thunderbolt from the right side of the penalty box.

With the weather deciding to add a little spice to the game, the afternoon became a war of attrition, both sides attempting to get to grips with the ball and the slippery underfoot conditions.

No quarter was given by either side, both delivering some majestic sliding tackles amidst the spray and turf as they attempted to shut down play.

Magnus’ agility and speed caused the Wroxham defence issues at times but there was no reward as the ball never fell right on the sodden turf, enabling the home side’s defence time to clear their lines.

Wroxham’s reward came late in the half when a left-wing cross was finished at the far post by Fran Catchpole.