On Saturday 7th October Kings Lynn RHC began their new Premier League season at home against Manchester RHC.
The game started brightly for the hosts as they raced into an early two goal lead. The first coming through Ryan Barnes with the second from Jack Tucker through the narrowest of angles. Lynn soon had a third on the board, this time a fearsome shot from Sergio Hutson rippled the net to the delight of the home support.
Half Time: Kings Lynn RHC 3 – 0 Manchester
Into the second half and again it was Kings Lynn who started the brighter of the two sides and Matthew Baker soon found the net with a neat wrap-a-round effort. Despite enjoying the majority of the possession Lynn conceded many needless fouls and the travelling side were soon awarded a direct free hit. Tom Allander, who pulled on the Lynn jersey for the first time following his summer move, confidently saved the effort to keep the clean sheet heading into the last 15 minutes. Jamie Griffin then added two more to the Lynn score. One of which coming after some slick passing pulling the defending side out of position and finishing the ball convincingly into the back of the net. Josh Taylor then added a couple to the scoreboard after some slack defending from Manchester.
Full Time: Kings Lynn RHC 9 – 0 Manchester
Overall a solid performance from Kings Lynn who make the perfect start to the season after back to back Premier League titles in recent years. Another positive note was the inclusion of two youngsters in Josh Roberts and Owen Norris who took part in their first premier league games for the club after progressing through the ranks.
Man of the Match:
Team on the Day:
Tom Allander(GK), Josh Roberts (GK), Matthew Baker, Ryan Barnes, Michael Carter, Jamie Griffin, Sergio Hutson, Owen Norris, Josh Taylor(C) & Jack Tucker.
Chris Kay & Michael Baker