Gary Setchell

FOOTBALL: King’s Lynn’s present-less Christmas continued as they fell 2-1 against high-profile visitors FC United of Manchester on Sunday, two days after a 4-3 reversal at Barwell.

Both teams had chances in the first half but it was United who took the lead in the sixth minute of first half stoppage time when a defensive mishap saw Joe Fox coolly play in Tom Greaves who made no mistake.

Lynn had to deal with some early pressure after the break with Craig Lindfield and Jerome Wright having chances.

The Linnets should have got back on level terms when the normally reliable Gregg Smith headed wide from six yards following a brilliant cross from Jackson Ramm.

The visitors punished that minutes later when Lewis Lacy was given the freedom of the Lynn box and superbly volleyed home from Lindfield’s corner.

David Bridges late header from David Bell’s set-piece was a mere consolation for Lynn.

A 20-minute spell the Linnets will want to forget put paid to their hopes of reward from the Boxing Day trip to Barwell.

Anthony Carney’s hat-trick, including a penalty kick, helped the hosts to a 4-3 win. Barwell led 4-1 at half-time before Lynn surged back.

George Thomson got Lynn on the board firing home after 22 minutes only for Jamie Towers to give the hosts a clear first-half advantage.

The second half was all one-way traffic with Smith curling home a beauty and skipper-for-the-day Bridges finding the net after his long range effort found the net via a wicked deflection.

Lynn couldn’t find the equaliser as the game ended in a snow storm.

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