FOOTBALL: Jake Jones pulled on a King’s Lynn Town shirt again and helped the team to a point at Frickley Athletic on Tuesday.
Jones, who had left the club to join Halesowen, made a swift return in Yorkshire as the Linnets faced their second away Evo-Stik League game in four days, following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Workington.
Jones left the Linnets at the end of January but played only five games for his home-town team, scoring one goal.
Lynn started brightly and Stephen Spriggs stung the palms of home keeper Ben Simpson from distance.
Simpson was then replaced minutes later with what looked a ankle injury. Replacement Sam Leigh was called straight into the action, tipping over a free-kick from David Bell.
As the game approached half-time the hosts took the lead when Henry Eze was penalised for hauling down Gavin Allott in the area.
Allott dusted himself off and made no mistake from the penalty spot.
Manager Gary Setchell introduced Peter Winn at the interval for the injured Bell and that seemed to spur on Lynn.
It was Winn who pulled the Linnets level. Brilliant work from Spriggs on the right saw his first time ball into the box cause havoc and Leigh spilled the ball, allowing Winn to smashed home the ball to secure a 1-1 draw.
The Linnets put on a brave show on Saturday but returned from their longest trip of the season empty handed.
Lynn had a shout for a penalty midway through the second half when Jacek Zielonka was brought down but nothing was given by the referee.
The Cumbrians’ first goal did not arrive until the 87th minute when player/manager Gavin Skelton picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area and found the net via a post.
As Lynn went hunting for a equaliser, they were caught on the break and Matt Tymon played in Scott Allison to drive the ball past Alex Street in the 90th minute.
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