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K&P frustrated at stalemates

PUBLISHED: 08:08 30 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:18 05 July 2010

K&P striker Nathan Stone, in blue, in action during the draw with King's Lynn Reserves. PICTURE: MICK HOWES

K&P striker Nathan Stone, in blue, in action during the draw with King's Lynn Reserves. PICTURE: MICK HOWES

Kirkley & Pakefield 0, Leiston 0

K&P were involved in their second 0-0 draw in succession - but this time it was a fast, furious and exciting encounter.

Kirkley & Pakefield 0, Leiston 0

K&P were involved in their second 0-0 draw in succession - but this time it was a fast, furious and exciting encounter.

In the process of this stalemate, the home side became the only side this season to deny Leiston from scoring a goal, writes Stuart Baker.

Visiting keeper, Jimmy Bligh, was in action after only 30 seconds when he produced a good save from Justin Fox.

At the other end Robert Woodcock had a brave diving save to deny the much travelled James Rowe.

The home side's best chance of the half fell on the half hour mark when Fox's corner reached Ian Dawson whose first timer flew just over.

A delicate scissor kick from Saker narrowly missed the target before former K&P player Judd Chenery found the top of the net with an effort just over the crossbar.

On 50 minutes keeper Bligh made a one handed save to deny Nathan Stone.

Jefford was injured and taken off to be followed soon after by the Leiston keeper Bligh who was replaced by rookie Alan Wagner.

David Head hit the post from a difficult angle before Fox wasted a free kick with the Leiston keeper hardly being tested as Leiston threw the kitchen sink at K&P.

Kirkley & Pakefield 0, King's Lynn Reserves 0

A WELL-drilled and dour Kings Lynn Reserves side grabbed a point as Kirkley failed to break them down.

And when they did break through, K&P missed a shedload of chances throughout the 90 minutes in a very frustrating match against uncompromising opponents, writes Stuart Baker.

In what was a quick rematch from the game earlier in the month at The Walks, which saw K&P triumph, Allicion Blake sent over a cross on three minutes for Chris Henderson to volley just over the crossbar.

This was followed by a spanking drive from Ian Dawson that rattled the inside of the post soon after.

As the game reached the 20th minute mark home keeper Robert Woodcock had had very little to do with Dwyer going the closest, when he put a free kick six yards past the crossbar and later missed a free header in front of goal on 27 minutes.

Lynn Reserves defended in numbers several times, making life very difficult for K&P.

With 10 minutes to go to half time, Nathan Stone hooked the ball over the top of an open goal when in a good position from only three yards out.

Another chance soon went begging for K&P, this time Henderson scooped well over the bar as the game restarted.

The game became distinctly scrappy with countless free kicks and interruptions towards the end.

Lynn gained the point they had come for despite K&P's claims for a penalty three minutes from time when Justin Fox was upended.


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