Report: Moors 3 King’s Lynn Town 0

Moors clinched an astonishing NINTH successive home win as they swept King’s Lynn Town aside on the final day of the season but still narrowly missed out on a play-off place.

Graeme Lee’s men had driven themselves into contention for a spot inside the top seven on the back of an incredible run which has seen them win 12 of their last 16 games.

However, goals from Rob Ramshaw, Glen Taylor and Will Harris proved not quite enough to help them nudge into the play-offs as Boston United held their nerve to snatch the last spot.

Lee was forced to make a change in goal when Brad James broke a finger in training which provided Michael Roxburgh with the chance to start, while Glen Taylor returned from the start to skipper the side.

Moors were handed the perfect start when Ramshaw ghosted in behind to steer home the game’s opening goal with just seven minutes gone – the midfielder’s 14th of an outstanding campaign.

However, The Linnets have been in reasonable form themselves and were unlucky not to be on level terms by the break as Roxburgh was forced into a couple of tidy saves from well-worked corners.

Moors finished the half strongly though with Corey McKeown clipping a cute effort off the frame of the goal from a tight angle before a Ramshaw drive crashed back off the post.

The visitors’ resilience was broken just before the hour mark though. The ball was swept out the left-hand side and Isaac Fletcher whipped a cross to the back post where Taylor nodded his 17th goal of the season to double Moors’ lead.

With results elsewhere going against Lee’s side, the word soon got around that it wasn’t going to be Moors’ day but the players kept on going, determined to finish on a high.

And the third goal duly arrived in the final minute when Will Harris broke free of his man at the front post to volley home from close-range at the end of a wonderful passing move.

The crowning moment came when defender James Curtis made an appearance from the bench – his 274th and final outing for the Club after he announced his retirement after playing almost 1,000 games in non-league football.

Full Time: Moors 3 King’s Lynn Town

Moors: Roxburgh, Ledger, Mbeka, Pollock (Curtis 90), Staunton, Shrimpton, Ross, McKeown, (Greenfield 60), Ramshaw, Fletcher, Taylor (Harris 85).
Sub not used: Myers, Liddle.

King’s Lynn Town: Dixon-Hodge, McFadden, Coulson, Taylor, Crowe, Hargreaves, Hughes (Devonport 73), Clifford, Rogers (Morrison 73), Stephens (Forde-Brown 73); Cybulski.
Subs not used: Jones, Twite.

Booked: Hughes (72)

Referee: Oliver Noonan

Attendance: 1,673

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