Play-off defeat for Weymouth...

King’s Lynn Town 3 Weymouth 0

Evo-Stik South Premier play-off semi-final – att: 1,223

A salvo of three superb first half goals put paid to Weymouth’s hopes of promotion to The National League South for another season.

The Terras came in to the match having finished fifth in the league table and having taken four points off the Linnets who had clinched second place behind champions Hereford.

The hosts thought they had a strong claim for a penalty in the very first minute when striker Mike Gash went over, but the referee waved away the appeals.

The league’s 38-goal top scorer Brandon Goodship had an early sighter at the other end as did Abdulai Baggie but both were foiled by home keeper Alex Street.

But two goals in the space of 180 seconds put Kings Lynn firmly on top; first up, Cameron Norman curled home a superb 25-yard free kick in the 13th minute and this was swiftly followed from even further out by a magnificent half volley from Craig Parker.

The hosts deservedly increased their lead with a killer third five minutes before the interval – again from distance – with Cameron King showing great technique to volley beyond the stretching Will Dennis in the Terras’ goal.

Both sides created half chances in the second period, but Kings Lynn had already done more than enough and can now look forward to a play off final against Slough Town who defeated Kettering Town 3-1.

King’s Lynn Town: Street, Norman, Blake-Tracy, Lappin, Fryatt, Jarvis, King (McQuaid 88), Parker, Gash, Hilliard (Mettam 74), Hawkins (Ward 74). Subs not used: Mettam, Ward, Frary, McQuaid, Siddons

Weymouth: Dennis, Wells (Wakefield 60), Buckley, Zubar, Caze da Silva (Davis 46), Carmichael, McCarthy, Baggie (Baker 60), Thomson, Goodship, Brooks.  Unused subs: Sa, Stewart


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