Edwards makes debut as Woodbridge suffer first league defeat of the season at Lynn
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Thurlow Nunn First Division King’s Lynn Reserves 2 Woodbridge Town 1 Woodbridge, boasting former Ipswich Town star Carlos Edwards on the bench, made the long journey to Kings Lynn but came home with their first league defeat of the season.
The first 10 minutes was played in the middle of the pitch with both teams giving the ball away. A foul on the edge of the penalty area gave King’s Lynn a free kick which was taken by Dion Frary but his shot was punched clear by Woodbridge goalkeeper Alfie Stronge.
On 15 minutes a good move between Mark Ray and Callum Sinclair led to a cross field pass to Taylor Southgate who hit the ball high over the bar.
Kings Lynn had a lucky escape after 35 minutes, a great ball by Ray put Matt Mackenzie through on goal and his shot hit the inside of the post and flew back into the Kings Lynn goalkeeper’s hands.
Overall though, Lynn had the better of the first half and the Woodpeckers were fortunate to go in level at the break.
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Edwards came on for his debut in place of Marco Makris after 53 minutes, and he took his place at right back.
Lynn took the lead on 75 minutes, a cross fell to Ryan Harnwell on the right and after his shot bounced off a Woodbridge defender substitute Ryan Lennon followed up and scored from close range.
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Then, as the game opened up, Ryan Harnwell – who was having a good game for Kings Lynn – hit a great shot from 25 yards which was brilliantly tipped over the bar by Stronge.
On 88 minutes Kings Lynn increased their lead, a good shot by Ryan Lennon was blocked by Stronge but the rebound went to Ryan Harnwell some 15 yards out and he slotted the ball into the net.
Woodbridge got one back on 90 minutes as George Bowman put Ryan Keeble away down the left wing and his centre was turned into the net by a Kings Lynn defender.
In added time Woodbridge had a corner in which every player on the field was in the Kings Lynn penalty area but the home team cleared the danger and the referee blew for time.
King’s Lynn played well and thoroughly deserved their win.