The King’s Lynn Town and Aldershot players form a guard of honor for Michael Gash
– Photo credit: Ian Burt
Michael Gash and the injured Ryan Jarvis were honored with a guard of honor by players on both sides prior to the start of the action on the last day of the season.
Much to the delight of the crowd, Gash made the scoreboard by taking seven minutes a standing ovation. The fact that Lynn hit back 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3 just made it an even more emotional afternoon at The Walks.
Gash could have got the ball rolling in just six minutes but missed an absolute sitter just a few feet away after the ball was fired by Alex Babos. Given the nature of the occasion, there wasn’t a single complaint.
There was a feeling in the preseason, not least when Shots scored three attempts in a matter of seconds and failed to score thanks to the excellent blockade and agility of keeper Theo Richardson.
Sonny Carey meandered into the area only to be denied by Mitch Walker with an excellent parade.
But it was Aldershot who drew the first blood after 20 minutes. Lewis Kinsella curled up with a nice cross from the left and the unmarked Toby Edser stroked it home.
Chike Kandi made it 2-0 in 37 minutes, caught Michael Clunan’s wayward pass and pushed him past Richardson.
Two minutes before break, and when Lynn looked clearly second best, Gash struck, sat on a long ball in the left channel and cleverly flicked it off the edge of the field over Keeper Walker.
Lynn scored in the An equalizer in 57 minutes when Simeon Jackson scored from the penalty spot after a foul on Gyasi.
Minutes later, Aldershot was back in front, Kodi Lyons-Foster withstood the challenge from Ross Barrows and spun home from six meters. </ Jackson then got his second in the 66th minute when his attempted ball was blocked over the area – and he grabbed his second bite of the cherry by shooting it into the net with his left foot.
Lyons- Foster added in the 73rd Wed added a fourth for the guests and headed Kinsella’s deep free-kick home before Tai Fleming walked home from a corner to secure a point for Lynn – and a season many want to forget finally made history / p> King’s Lynn Town: Richardson, Howard, Fleming, Barrows, Denton, Clunan, Babos (Kiwomya 46), Carey, Gyasi, Jackson (Gascoigne 76), Gash (Guimdio-Tsaguim 83). Unused subs: Payne.
Aldershot: Walker, Fowler, Lyon-Foster, Bettamer, Kandi, Panayiotou (Miller 79), Whittingham, Edser (Wylie 52), Ogier, Kinsella, Tanner (Rabbetts 90). Unused subs: Hall, Hinds, Rabbetts.
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