FOOTBALL: It was back to earth for King’s Lynn Town on Saturday at The Walks a week after ending their long away run without a win.
Memories of that 2-1 win at Marine were soon forgotten as high-flying Workington handed them back to back home defeats, although they did at least find the net after two blanks, losing 2-1.
Defeat hinged on what could have been a game changing decision by the referee. He decided not to send off visiting goalkeeper Johnny Jamieson after he fouled Michael Frew when the striker was clear through on goal; a yellow card being deemed sufficient punishment.
Alex Salmon stole the show for the visitors, coming on as an early first half substitute.
He combined with Anthony Wright and his shot cannoned off the cross bar but Gareth Arnison was on hand to nod the rebound home, which was judged to have crossed the line by the referee’s assistant.
The second half was a scrappy affair with the visitors the more likely to score and it was duly delivered when player manager Gavin Skelton caught Henry Eze napping at the back and nipped in to slam the ball past Alex Street in the Linnets goal.
Lynn did manage to get on the scoresheet when Leon Mettam nodded home Ross Watson’s cross in stoppage time in his last home appearance before returning to Tamworth.
Victory sees the former Football League side sitting seven points behind leaders Skelmersdale United, with four games in hand, while the Linnets are in 12th place, 10 points adrift of the play-off pace.
Lynn travel to Nantwich Town tomorrow, seeking a double, having beaten them 2-1 in West Norfolk in September.
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