THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE
Kings Lynn Town 1
Debenham LC 0
Debenham LC’s winless run was extended to three games in competitions as they slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat away at King’s Lynn Town.
The hosts started brightly and came close to breaking the deadlock in the opening minutes but a long distance strike came crashing back off the post.
The visitors responded strongly with Ben Green picking out Adam Rickwood who could only volley wide.
And he was made to rue his miss shortly after as Town opened the scoring. Debenham goalkeeper Steve Fenner did brilliantly to save a powerful strike from the edge of the area but unfortunately for the custodian, the ball bounced up to an onrushing forward to simply head home.
At the other end, Rob Kemp and Reece Clarke combined well with the latter’s shot being blocked before Clarke was presented with another chance, which he fired over the bar.
The momentum continued with the visitors and they had the ball in the net early in the second half as Rickwood bundled the ball home after the Town goalkeeper spilled a corner. However his effort was ruled out as the referee adjudged there had been a foul on the goalkeeper.
Ryan Titlow was introduced into proceedings as Debenham continued in search of an equaliser. Chances continued to come and go with James Heathcote being denied by a last ditch challenge, while Green also saw a stinging goalbound effort superbly blocked.
At the other end King’s Lynn should have doubled their advantage but a golden opportunity was headed over from close range, while another chance was lashed over Fenner’s crossbar.
The Hornets responded by bringing on Ben Golding and Sam Diaper as they continued to pour forward in the closing stages.
However, it was the Linnets who should have wrapped up proceedings late on as a cross from the left found a forward unmarked in the area, but with just Fenner to beat the goalkeeper pulled off a sensational point blank reaction save to block the powerful strike.
Again Debenham responded with Ben Green and Golding both firing over in the dying moments as King’s Lynn managed to hold out for the victory.