Premier League 21st January 2017
Manchester RHC v King’s Lynn RHC
Kings Lynn RHC took to the road in their latest Premier League outing. This time it was the long journey up north to take on Manchester RHC. Having never tasted victory playing away at Manchester the game was sure to be interesting.
The game started brightly for Lynn who pressured the hosts from the first whistle and took the lead after only twenty seconds through Josh Taylor. Soon after, the game developed in to an end to end encounter and Manchester pushed to get back in the game. Their breakthrough came from the penalty spot at the second time of asking. The first penalty was well saved by Will Martin who was later voted man of the match but Manchester converted a second opportunity shortly after. Lynn struck back instantly and Josh Taylor again found the net within seconds of the restart. From now the away side dictated the play and rotated their large squad to great effect. Sergio Hutson was introduced to the game and shortly after got his name on the score sheet to give Lynn a two goal cushion. The next goal in the game would now be crucial. Clever passing involving all members of the team saw Matt Baker neatly drop the ball off for Josh Taylor to grab his hat-trick and give Lynn a three goal lead going in the break.
Half Time: Manchester RHC 1 – 4 Kings Lynn RHC
The second half began in similar fashion with Lynn pressuring hard to increase the score line. They were rewarded for their efforts shortly after the restart forcing the home side into making numerous fouls. Josh Taylor stepped up for the direct free hit and converted. Now with a four goal lead Lynn were cruising and enjoying plenty of possession and frustrating the opposition. After a mistake in the Manchester defence Josh Taylor once again netted to take his tally to five for the match and the score line to 6 – 1. Despite having countless amounts of chances to add to score it just wasn’t to be and the clock ran down to see Kings Lynn take an important win.
Overall this was a professional performance after a long journey up north. Although the Lynn side could have added to the score line, the defensive side of the match was just as important and resulted in a dominant display.
Full Time Score: Manchester RHC 1 – 6 Kings Lynn
Captain Vancouver Man of the Match: Will Martin
Team on the Day:
Will Martin (GK), Matthew Baker, Ryan Barnes, Michael Carter, Jamie Griffin, Sergio Hutson, Sam Kay, Josh Taylor© and Jack Tucker.
Coach: Michael Baker
Many thanks to our sponsors SamuelJacks T-Shirt Shop and Carter Engineering Supplies for the ongoing support of the team