Linnets pick up a point in goalless draw on their travels

King’s Lynn Town manager Mark Hughes declared himself happy with a ‘battling’ point afer his side came away from Farsley Celtic with a goalless draw this afternoon.

Chances were few and far between The Citadel – a ground where Lynn lost season – as the Linnets picked up their second point of the campaign on their travels.

Speaking after the game, Hughes said: “It was a really good, battling point. I felt Farsley probably had the better of the first half.

Linnets manager Mark Hughes on the sidelines. Picture: Tim Smith
Linnets manager Mark Hughes on the sidelines. Picture: Tim Smith

“We made that change with a slight injury to Ben (Stephens). I felt we had the better of the second half, especially the first 20 minutes when we looked good on the counter-attack off the slope.

“We spoke about getting down the sides and I think Jordan (Ponticelli) did that and again the substitutions that came on have made a real impact for us.

“Overall, after a four-hour journey I think it’s a really good battling point. It was a hard game to manage for the referee and luckily there were no major decisions to make.

“I was a little bit disappointed with our three yellow cards for walking forward and asking questions, but that’s the new rules.

“I’m delighted with a clean sheet away from home and I think we deserved that for the way we defended our box, not just the back three but the midfield helped them out too.”

Farsley: Leban, Leckie, Smith, Branson, Misabo, Allan, Carroll, C Atkinson, Donaldson (Silva 79), B Atkinson (Robinson 89), Stephenson. Subs: Acquah, Leverett, Sheridan.

Booked: B. Atkinson, C. Atkinson, Smith.

Lynn: Jones, Oke, Coulson, McFadden, Smith, Hughes (Fatjado 64), Spence, Isaacson, Stephens (Ponticelli 46), Barrett, Cybulski (Bartley 78). Subs: Sandford, Twite.

Booked: Stephens, Oke, Fatado.