Five-star ladies climb off bottom spot

Amy Magnus was the hat-trick heroine as King’s Lynn Town Ladies secured three points to lift themselves off the bottom of the table.

Lynn’s recent run of poor form was finally put to bed as the they put in a solid performance of entertaining, fast and free-flowing football in a 5-2 demolition of hosts Bowers and Pitsea in the ERWFL Premier Division.

Magnus dazzled with her tenacious turn of speed as she combined with her cohorts to prise the home defence open on numerous occasions.

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Lynn ladies 2 (63396774)

Manager Michael Allesbrook said: “I’m really pleased with the performance today. We followed the game plan, they listened and there was a good work rate and communication on the pitch.

“We were good technically and we didn’t have to force the result considering our recent run of form.

“I’m really pleased for Amy Magnus, what a performance today. Three excellent goals from a player that has lacked confidence in recent weeks. Her smile says it all.”

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Lynn ladies 2 (63396774)

Lynn’s opening goal came just four minutes in as Alice Collins found the net from close range amongst a sea of red shirts following an in-swinging corner.

From this point on, Lynn never really looked back, absorbing the home counter and playing some neat one-two passes of their own to progress up the pitch with speed.

Magnus’ agility and quick-thinking came to the fore as she latched on to the ball to fire a rocket of a shot into the top corner for Lynn’s second.

The visitors continued to apply the pressure for much of the half with a good display of ball control and accurate passing building their passages of play.

Goal number three came with a superb through ball from skipper Jodie Hopkins, which Magnus calmly slotted into the bottom corner.

Hopkins was again the perpetrator in setting up the fourth just before half-time, with a well-placed ball in behind the Bowers defence, which Rachel Skinner converted into the bottom corner.

The Linnets restarted the second half pressing the home side and winning much of the loose ball.

Any breakthrough was swiftly dealt with by the defensive line of Nadina Green, Tilly Sands and Fran Peeling.

Magnus’ hat-trick came very early in the half, much to the delight of her team-mates, as she again overwhelmed the home back line with her agility and speed.

Home outfit Bowers did their utmost to find the net with a barrage of shots on the counter and were rewarded late in the game with a brace from Maddie Thomas.

Overall this was a much improved team display from the Linnets with some good standout performances across the squad.