Poppies run out 2-1 winners over King’s Lynn

King's Lynn TownKettering Town

Kettering Town 2
Gooding 22
Wright 64

King’s Lynn 1
Fryatt 45

In the Monday Bank Holiday fixture Kettering Town host old foes King’s Lynn Town at Latimer Park as they attempt back-to-back wins following their narrow 2-1 away win at From Town on Saturday.

In another tough encounter for the Poppies they twice took the lead and eventually triumphed with another narrow 2-1 victory but it wasn’t until the final whistle that the home crowd could relax and celebrate back-to-back wins for the first time in the new campaign. Kettering with the additions of Bryan and Sandy in the starting lineup took the game to their visitors early on and after a couple of close efforts it was Andy Gooding who volleyed home from Sandy’s far post cross to open the scoring on 22 minutes.

Kettering continued to have the better chances but were unable to capitalise on their possession and right on the stroke of half-time they paid for their profilgation in front of goal when the Linnets equalized from a free-kick as Ryan Fryatt headed home past the exposed Ordonez. That was to be virtually the last action of the first-half as the teams entered the break back level at 1-1.

Half-time:   Kettering Town 1   King’s Lynn Town 1

The second-half saw the visitors on the offensive and for a while it was Ordonez who was the busier of the two keepers. Saul Williams was replaced by Nick Wright on the hour mark and within a couple of minutes the Poppies substitute had restored their lead. Good build up play between Brown and Sandy, the latter again supplying the telling cross as Nick Wright slotted home at the back post to make it 2-1 on 64 minutes.

King’s Lynn made all their changes and continued to push for an equalizer and with chances at either end the result was still in the balance. Speight fired just past the post for the Linnets and then a shot by Baker-Richardson was saved by Street, who recovered to block Brown’s follow up and gathers before Sandy can poke it home. Kettering rang the changes to see out the closing minutes and gain a most welcome win and three more points to climb up the Premier Division table.

Att: 618

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