Premier League: HBU win at Kings Lynn and Stay in 2nd place
Kings Lynn vs HBU
HBU are currently holding 2nd place in the league over Kings Lynn and only on goal difference with both teams on even points, HBU very much wanting to secure that spot and keep pressure on the current league Leaders Middlesbrough.
HBU started spritely and were quick to get an edge on Kings Lynn and get enough daylight to make it a hard task for them to get back in. United were defending patiently waiting to get Kings Lynn on the break and this very much went to plan. United’s Barker finding the net 4 times in the first 15 minutes, and a well taken Penalty from Fabio Vicente gave United a substantial 5 – 0 lead and only just before the half ended did Kings Lynn get one back making it 5 – 1 to United at half-time.
The second half should have been straight forward for United but it was the complete opposite of the first and though not immediate United were not finding the net and filling Kings Lynn with confidence and enabling them to chip away back at United and that was exactly what pursued for the half and with 15 minutes left back in contention at 5 -3. United tried to put some pressure back on but a very well taken volley finished by Michael Carter made it 5 – 4 and very much now in the fight for the win. But United’s Neil Austin had different thoughts and shortly made it 6 – 4. Not long before the final whistle kings Lynn got back to 6 – 5 which let to a intense final minute but United held on and secured the win, one that on the performance of the first half really should have been without question and comfortable but Kings Lynn saw the opportunity and never let up and pushed it to the final whistle.
United will now play Middlesbrough in the 1st leg of the National Cup Semi Final on the 18th April 2015.
Team List: Eddie Mount, David Martindale, Neil Austin(1), Fabio Vicente©(1), Jordi Saldana, Josh Branchett, Brendan Barker(4), Rhys Young