King's Lynn 0, Burscough 0
Paddy Davitt Lacklustre Lynn were held to a goalless Blue Square North draw today at The Walks.A chorus of boos greeted the full time whistle after neither side had managed to muster a shot on target.
Lacklustre Lynn were held to a goalless Blue Square North draw today at The Walks.
A chorus of boos greeted the full time whistle after neither side had managed to muster a shot on target. Webb unleashed Joe Francis and Julian Joachim in the second half but the hosts never looked liked penetrating a well organised Burscough backline.
Webb made four changes to his starting line up from last weekend's FA Trophy exit. Ben Chapman returned after missing the Workington trip with a shoulder problem. Bradley Thomas partnered Greg Crane in central defence with Simon Weaver left on the bench after going down with a flu bug that had swept the club this week.
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Midfield duo Mark Camm (flu) and Adam Smith (flu) were left out of the match day squad - John Turner and Andrew Fisk named in the first XI.
Striker Julian Joachim was again named on the subs' bench after being omitted at Workington.
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Ben Sedgemore tested Steve Dickinson with a fizzing strike on nine minutes. Peter Heler's shot hammered Luke Graham with Burscough dictating the early proceedings. Ged Brannan headed away under pressure at the back stick from Greg Crane.
Scott Howie parried Jordan Stepien's 25-yarder just past the half hour mark with the Lancastrians probing for a breakthrough.
Matty Parry grazed Howie's right hand upright with a cheeky close range flick after Ryan Wade towered above Chapman.
Scott Mitchell's knock down dropped for Graham but the Kettering loan defender was swiftly crowded out by a wall of Green shirts.
t Half-time: King's Lynn 0, Burscough 0
Brannan curled over on the restart before Sean Clancy's deflected drive looped over Howie's bar with the home crowd increasingly restless.
Webb's double switch raised spirits on 57 minutes with the arrival of Joachim and Francis. Dickinson flapped at Frew's dipping corner with Lynn now carrying a greater attacking menace.
Jack Defty's committed retrieval work teed up the overlapping Graham who cracked a first time strike just past Dickinson's left hand post.
Burscough skipper Brian Moogan's fierce free kick had Howie scrambling across his near post on 79 minutes. Wade's strike whistled a yard wide of the diving Howie as Burscough looked to cap a miserable afternoon for the hosts.
t Result: King's Lynn 0, Burscough 0
t King's Lynn: Howie, Graham, Chapman, Thomas, Crane, Sedgemore (Francis 57), Turner (Joachim 56), Mitchell, J Defty, Frew (C Defty 73), Fisk. Subs (not used): Weaver, Murray.
Booking: J Defty
t Burscough: Dickinson, Goulding, Clancy, Moogan, Brannan (Grogan 64), Evans, Parry, Stanford (Wilson 76), Stepien (Davies 82), Wade, Heler. Subs (not used): Roberts, Grundy.
Bookings: Goulding, Parry, Heler
t Added on time: 1 min / 3 mins
t Referee: M Chester (Lincs)
t Attendance: 860