It was a disappointing defeat at the Tiger Turf stadium today as Gloucester City lost 2-1 against King’s Lynn Town in the National League North.
It ends in defeat. pic.twitter.com/bYYwUosrg7— Gloucester City AFC (@GCAFCofficial) February 3, 2024
The game started well with Gloucester being on top for most parts of the first half with the game being a rather back and forth game with both sides constantly going at each other just trying to find an opening but overall City having better control over the game in the first half
Sadly, around the 22nd minute mark an on field collision took out vice-captain Joe Hanks with the midfielder being down for 10-15 minutes but thankfully is in the hospital making a recovery.
The second half was a very different story as in the 58th minute City concede to a well worked goal by Owen Devonport
From the moment Gloucester conceded it was very much a one sided affair with the away side having all the chances and even not that long after Margetts hitting the post after a subliminal bit of play from The Linnets.
It was in the 72nd minute that King’s Lynn Town doubled their lead with a little chip from the man who not that long ago hit the post, Jonny Margetts.
From that moment it felt that all hopes of getting a result from this game had left Gloucester City and the crowd had lost their voice which was so prominent in the first half.
However, it was the 92nd minute where Gloucester managed to pull one back through Theo Robinson with a header.
It felt like everything changed with the goal as all the pressure was on King’s Lynn Town, unfortunately for the home side it was too late and the three points were taken away from them.
Now the question is can Gloucester City still survive the drop?
Well it’s certainly going to be a difficult ask for The Tigers as now they still sit in 22nd four points behind both Southport and Kings Lynn Town who are on 32 points.
Their fixtures for the rest of the month are going to be a massive test of Mike Cook’s men mentality and how much they want to stay in the league.
Gloucester’s next game is away to Chorley on the 6th February, Chorley currently sit in 8th place so it’s certainly going to be a tough ask to get three point especially with City’s away record not being the best even with their previous two wins coming from away matches.
I believe that based off the rest of this month’s fixtures there’s certainly an opportunity for Gloucester to get six points from a possible 15 and with certain games going in their favour there’s always a chance for The Tigers to claw their way out and make the great escape.