Young Marketmen defeated 0-3 by King's Lynn Reserves
By Drew Kendall
Needham Market Reserves 0-3 King's Lynn Town Reserves
The visitors were in control of proceedings, arguably from minute one, with Needham playing well towards the end of the first half.
As suggested, it was King's who had the first chance, as Gaughran headed a cross in, from the right, wide at the far post on the fourth minute. Baldry then had a shot at goal, four minutes later, but his low effort went wide of the bottom right corner. On 13 minutes, Clunan was found through on the left side of the box, before squaring ths ball across to Rudlano, who controlled the ball with his arm before seeing his shot blocked. Shortly after that, on 15 minutes, the away side went close again. Gibson's crossfield ball picked out Clunan on the right side of the box, but shot into the sidenetting. The visitors then took the lead on 16 minutes, as Fryatt's 25-yards deflected into the top right corner and passed the frustrated Silveri. Three minutes later, the home side began to find their feet as a shot from the left edge of the box was curled wide, off the far post.
On 21 minutes, Collison's cross in from the right was met by the head of Rudlano at the far post, but his effort went wide off the right post, with the away side going close again on twenty-four minutes. As Rudlano fed Baldry on the edge off the box, forcing Silveri to dive down and kick the ball behind, for a corner on the left. Needham then fired over the bar, from outside the box on 28 minutes, as the hosts started to show some life in attack.
Five minutes before the break, Needham's Collard had a shot from the edge of the away area, but the Marketman's low shot, towards the bottom left corner, as the King's keeper made the save. A minute later, Rudlano went for goal, from the left edge of the box, but curled wide off the top far corner. With a minute remaining of the opening half, Stannard went for goal outside the box but saw his shot blocked.
On the stroke of half-time Needham could have, and maybe should've been level. Abraham, on the right side off the box, had a shot blocked. With the second curled wide off the top far corner, as King's Lynn went in a goal up at half time.
HALF TIME: Needham Market Reserves:
A minute after the restart, Baldry's shot at goal- from the right went wide off the far post, as the viditors hunted a second goal. Abrahams then had a shot blocked a minute later, followed by a second Needham chance. On 52 minutes, the forementioned second chance fell to Rushton, who was in a great position on the right side off the box. However he sliced his volley over the crossbar, on 52 minutes, as Abrahams had another chance the in following minute. However, his shot from the left byline, six yards from goal, was blocked. On 54 minutes, Collard's shot following a short free-kick found its way to the keeper, but took a deflection on the way through- making it comfortable for the stopper.
The next three chances then fwll to King's, all three involved Clunan getting through on the right side off the box. The first fell on 57 minutes, but Clunan's shot was saved well by Silveri who had close down the angle. The second saw the visitors' No.7 put the ball across from the byline, as the ball bounced off the defender- who was running back towards his own goal, as the ball went just wide off the far post, a minute before the hour mark. On 61 minutes, the King's man went for goal, but this time fired low and wide off the far post. The away side then had a shot from outside the box put behind for a corner, on 64 minutes.
The setpiece, from the right, was headed at goal from the far post, and was headed off the line. Nine minutes later, Clunan was once more through on the right inside the box, but Silveri made himself big to keep the score down at 0-1, on 73 minutes. Seconds later it was 0-2, as a visiting player cut in from the left and found the near corner.
King's were relentless, targetting further goals, with their free-kick saved low by Silveri as the rebound on the left hitting the far post. That wasn't all though, as the following effort hit the near post, before being headed off the line, with 15 minutes left. King's extended their lead on 79 minutes, with an exact copy off the second goal, scored by the same player who got the first (but I cannot confirm who scored for certain). King's then had the final chance, but fired wide off the top right corner, on 82 minutes.
At the final whistle, King's ran out comfortable, and deserving winners.
FULL TIME: Needham Market Reserves 0-3 King's Lynn Town Reserves
Needham Market Reserves-
1 Alex Silveri
2 Patrico Lozano
3 Tom Worendl (c)
4 James Carragher
5 Lachton Birrell
6 Evan Collard
7 Morgan Rushton
8 Noah Collard
9 Dan Hayes
10 Ethan Abrahams
11 Matthew Cobbold
12 Alfie Miles
14 Terry Wasswa
15 Owen Cook
16 Thomas Raby
17 Owen Eldson
King's Lynn Town Reserves-
1 Brad Stewart
2 Freddie Collison
3 Lewis Gibson
4 Kyran Stannard
5 Owen Gilbert
6 Matthew Castehan
7 Alex Clunan
8 Liam Fryatt
9 Louis Gaughran
10 Harry Baldry
11 Charlie Rudlano
12 Karl Tansley
16 Kieran Hamilton
King's goals: Fryatt (16'), (73'), (79').
King's Bookings: Gibson (87'), Fryatt (90').