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FOOTBALL: A second-half goal prevented King’s Lynn Town picking up a surprise win at Evo-Stik League leaders Skelmersdale United on Saturday.

The Linnets put in another good performance on the road but had to settle for a single point from a 1-1 draw.

Lynn that took the lead after seven minutes when Sam Mulready scored a rasping half volley that flew past home goalkeeper Steven James from 30 yards.

Linnets loanee Peter Winn was inches away from doubling their advantage only a few minutes later when he unleashed a powerful strike from distance only to be denied by the crossbar and the finger tips of James.

Lynn goalkeeper Alex Street was called upon a couple of minutes before half-time when he had to get down to turn behind Kenny Strickland’s goal-bound effort.

The second half saw both sides going at strongly. Michael Frew had a brilliant chance to double the visitors’ lead when he cut in from the byline and curled a left-foot effort that went narrowly over the bar with the keeper beaten.

But, with the very next attack, the home side were level. Former Linnets defender Valter Fernandes played a long ball forward that wasn’t dealt with and Ben Tollitt pounced on the ball to fire past Street.

Minutes later Street made a save that was worth the entrance money alone when he tipped over at full stretch a volley from the hosts’ Walks hat-trick hero Danny Mitchley.

A scuffle in front of the main stand saw Skelmersdale reduced to 10 men when Ben Tollitt was given his marching orders after slapping Dan Quigley across the face.

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