Lions Do The Double Over King’s Lynn

The Lions completed the double over King’s Lynn Town at The Walks today after Kaine Felix’s first half strike.

Russ O’Neill and Marcus Bignot’s side made it eleven unbeaten on the road with a disciplined performance and were unlucky to not extend the lead in the second half through Felix after his shot cannoned off of the bar.

The scrappy game saw few chances created by both sides as the home supporters showed their frustrations to the referee as a number of decisions didn’t go their way.

The Lions had two chances in as many minutes, first Felix saw his shot blocked and then Brad Nicholson had a header on goal which was easily gathered by Street.

The Vanarama National League North top scorer Adam Marriott had a chance to open the scoring, he skipped past Hamza Bencherif and Reiss McNally but Brad Wade pulled off a good save.

It proved vital, three minutes later The Lions were in front, Felix rounded King’s Lynn keeper Alex Street who was well off his line and buried the ball into the empty goal sending the travelling fans into raptures.

It was a good finish from the winger in the 33rd minute after he saw off the attention of Street who fell to the floor as the ball went over the line.

George Cantrill nearly made it 2-0, his clever control and shot on the turn had to be stopped by Street as The Lions went in at the break with the lead.

The Lions got off to a good start in the second half, Nicholson hit a shot from range but it went well wide of the goal.

King’s Lynn made all their three subs in the first 20 minutes of the second half, including the removal of former Lion Dayle Southwell who had limited openings up top.

After a sustained spell of pressure from the hosts Guiseley countered through Nicholson’s quick free kick, it found Felix who from a narrow angle unleashed a shot which looked to be heading into the top corner but it cannoned off of the crossbar.

Marriott saw his header gathered by Wade as The Lions went up the other end and forced Street into a good stop to deny Felix getting on the end of substitute Lee Shaw’s cross.

Captain Bencherif came to his side’s rescue when he cleared the ball from under his own bar with Wade beaten.

The final chance of the game fell to Shaw after Felix found the striker but Street pulled off a tremendous save to keep his side in the game.

The four minutes of added time at the end of the second half were tense but The Lions saw the game out and claimed a big three points on the road ahead of the trip to Kettering Town on Tuesday evening.

Even more impressive when Bignot and O’Neill were without the services of regular starters Aaron Martin, Chris Sang and Andrai Jones through injury which saw the signing of Jed Zanos announced shortly before kick-off.

Attendance: 1432

Team: 1. Brad Wade, 2. Reiss McNally, 3. Brad Nicholson, 4. Kennedy Digie, 5. Hamza Bencherif (C), 6. Prince Ekpolo, 7. Kaine Felix, 8. George Cantrill, 9. Jamie Spencer, 10. Aram Soleman (68’ Shaw) and 11. Gabriel Johnson.

Subs: 12. Harrison Sheppard, 14. Lee Shaw (68’ Soleman), 15. Jed Zanos, 16. Paul Clayton and 17. Scott Smith.

 

 

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