George Thomson

FOOTBALL: George Thomson has been the King’s Lynn Town hero with winning goals in both the Linnets’ opening Evo-Stik League games after they hit back from behind against Ramsbottom and Frickley Athletic.

Things looked grim in Lancashire in Saturday’s Premier Division opener when Gary Setchell’s men slumped 2-0 down inside just nine minutes.

And on Tuesday The Walks season opener saw Frickley take an 18th-minute lead.But in both cases, Lynn struck back and they sit joint top of the early table with full points.

Setchell must have been fearing the worst when he saw his side fall behind at Ramsbottom to goals from Jon Robinson and Jordan Hulme.

Ryan Fryatt reduced the arrears with a header from a corner after 26 minutes but, moments into the second half, Jordan Yong brought down Grant Spencer inside the box. Thankfully for the visitors, Lee Gaskell blasted the resulting spot kick over the bar and Lynn got back on level terms from another corner with Fryatt heading home his second.

Lynn snatched the points inside the last few minutes when a well rehearsed free-kick from Thomson flew past the wall and into the net, much to the delight of the travelling Linnets fans.

As per the early-season script, Frickley took the lead on Tuesday when a free-kick sneaked across the Lynn box and Jameel Ible stabbed the ball home from close range.

There was barely time to draw breath as Lynn went straight up the other end and equalised. Michael Frew’s superb effort was saved by Ben Simpson but the ball fell into the path of Jackson Ramm, who slammed the ball home for a home debut goal.

The game looked destined for a draw until Lynn took things by the scruff of the neck after 74 minutes when David Bell’s free-kick was only half cleared and Thomson was on hand to volley the ball home from just inside the area.

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