S & L Corby 1, King's Lynn 0
Paddy Davitt S & L Corby 1, King's Lynn 0: King's Lynn boss Keith Webb declared himself satisfied with his revamped squad's first pre-season blow out of the new campaign last night.
S & L Corby 1, King's Lynn 0
King's Lynn boss Keith Webb declared himself satisfied with his revamped squad's first pre-season blow out of the new campaign last night.
Webb ran the rule over five trialists along with his quartet of summer signings in a gentle practice match split into three 30-minute segments.
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Bobby Drain's header clinched victory for the UCL Premier hosts, but Webb insists the priority is honing his squad for the Blue Square North opener at Burscough.
"I'm not going to lose too much sleep," he said. "That's what these sort of games are about. Getting ourselves right for Burscough is the main thing. It was a bitty game but the format was always going to lend itself to that playing three thirds. I had a chance to have a look at one or two new players and make decisions so from that point of view it was a good exercise.
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"The result is not the most important thing but it's difficult when you have got so many players who don't know each other. We had three fullbacks, a central midfielder and a left winger all playing. I might bring the right-back in again but the rest probably won't feature against Cambridge United."
Joe Francis, Scott Howie, and Ben Sedgemore missed out through work commitments but former Aston Villa and Coventry striker Julian Joachim played 60 minutes of the three-part affair.
Muscular defender Simon Weaver struck up an instant understanding with Greg Crane at the heart of Lynn's central defence while midfielder David Bridgewater also impressed in the second stanza before Mark Peters was introduced for his debut in Lynn colours.
The powerfully-built defender played the final 30 minutes after joining the club earlier this week following his release from Cambridge United - Lynn's opponents at The Walks tomorrow. The white-booted Michael Frew was pushed into an advanced role alongside Joachim.
Youngster Jordan Jong was one of a trio of trialists, starting the game on the left of midfield. Joachim turned on the after burners to skip clear of Sean McGillick but his wind assisted strike sailed over.
Steve Melton miscued before Joachim almost opened his Lynn account with a flashing half volley.
Jack Defty and Danny Bloomfield replaced Frew and Joachim for the second period with Ben Chapman introduced alongside Weaver and Crane.
Gavin Garscadden clawed away Defty's point blank header before the big front man fired wide as Webb's experimental outfit tried to move through the gears.