Ladies continue improvement as they clinch successive wins

King’s Lynn Town Ladies gained valuable points on the road as three first half goals saw off home side Royston Town in their Easter ERWFL Premier Division fixture.

In what can only be described as a continuing resurrection of Biblical proportions, the Linnets put in a solid performance to come away with all three points in a 3-1 win.

Manager Michael Allesbrook said: “This was a totally different game to last weekend. A real dogged performance across the 90, taking our chances when they came.

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Lynn ladies at Roston (63497298)
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“Amy Magnus continues to dazzle with her turn of speed and yet another goal to her tally.”

Head coach Josh Parsons added: “A great performance from the ladies today. We provided the input, they listened and executed. Michael and I are so proud of the display.

“Three goals, from three different players and three more points. The most important thing though is that the ladies are beginning to believe in themselves and enjoy their football again!”

It was Magnus, last week’s hat-trick heroine, who gave the Linnets their opening goal with a well-struck effort after seven minutes.

Royston had shown their intent for the opening minutes by pressing high but Magnus outran the high home back line to collect and bury the ball from the top of the penalty area.

Lynn continued to apply the pressure for much of the half with poise and confidence on the ball building their passages of play, and absorbing any attacks that the home side threw at them as Royston continued to press.

The second goal arrived seven minutes before the interval after a sustained period of pressure, as an in-swinging corner to the far post from Jodie Hopkins was converted by Georgia Freeman.

Goal number three swiftly followed as skipper Jodie Hopkins swept through the defence in a crowded box and cleverly placed the ball past an outstretched goalkeeper.

Royston replied from a free-kick as Laura Mills found the back of the net from 30 yards out.

The home side came back fired up and tried their utmost in the second half to reduce the arrears further.

Home goalscorer Mills attempted to exploit the right channel but Lynn’s back line worked overtime to prevent any more goals and Walford was in determined mood between the sticks, pulling off acrobatic saves.

Rachel Skinner and Magnus continued to run at the home side’s defence and had several half chances saved by Royston’s goal-

keeper Amy Martin, who worked exceptionally hard to keep a clean sheet in the second half.

The difference between the two sides on the afternoon was desire, as Lynn chased any loose ball, tackled hard and took their chances in front of goal.

LDR Physiotherapy joint Player-of-the-match: Nadina Green and Lily Porter.