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Premier League: King’s Lynn RHC v Manchester

Premier League 27th May 2017
King’s Lynn RHC v Manchester

On Saturday 3rd June Manchester Roller Hockey Club were the latest opposition to head for Kings Lynn in the National Premier League. Lynn knew a solid performance and 3 points would secure them the league title for the second year running.

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Premier League Team 3rd June 2017

The game started brightly for Lynn who enjoyed the majority of possession and tested the travelling goalkeeper early on. After only a matter of minutes of play Lynn were on the scoresheet through Sam Kay. A quick second followed through Matthew Baker and Lynn were then in full control. The goals began to flow and Josh Taylor + Jamie Griffin soon added to the score line before Jack Tucker and Michael Carter got in on the act. Lynn were taking full advantage of having full strength squad by utilising every player in a solid attacking first half. Manchester did pull a goal back themselves however Lynn added to the score again before half time to go into the break 8-1 to the good.

Half Time: Kings Lynn RHC 8 – 1 Manchester

Second half began in much of the same fashion. Lynn were clearly dominant and in the mood to add further goals to the scoreboard in which they did so, this time through Sergio Hutson. Will Martin was kept busy and pulled off the much needed saves when called upon whilst Ryan Barnes was ever present in supplying the assists for others to finish the ball into the net. With full support from the sideline Lynn continued to add to the score line and ran out eventual winners in a game that ended 16-1.

Full Time: Kings Lynn RHC 16 – 1 Manchester

With the result this meant Lynn were to be crowned champions for the second time in as many seasons with 2 games still to play. This is a massive achievement for all involved and the whole team would like to thank their sponsors ‘Samueljacks T-Shirt Shop’ and ‘Carter Engineering Supplies’, all of the those who help off the rink at match days and to the supporters who turn out to watch match after match.

Man of the Match:
Josh Taylor.

Team on the Day:
Will Martin(GK), Matthew Baker, Ryan Barnes, Michael Carter, Jamie Griffin, Sergio Hutson, Sam Kay, Josh Taylor(C) and Jack Tucker.

Michael Baker

Next fixture: Soham @ Lynnsport on the 10th June 7:15pm

Many thanks to our sponsors SamuelJacks T-Shirt Shop and Carter Engineering Supplies for the ongoing support of the team 

Samuel Jacks T-Shirt Shop

Carter Engineering Supplies