FOOTBALL: Another shocking away performance sent King’s Lynn Town spinning to another defeat in the Premier Division of the Evo-Stik League on Saturday.
The 4-0 reverse at Curzon Ashton was a contender for worst performance of the season.
Lynn fell behind after only nine minutes when Sam Walker was given plenty of time to tee up Niall Cummins who produced a sliding finish to beat goalkeeper Alex Street.
The Linnets nearly got back on level terms but Hakan Burton, in the home goal, produced a finger-tip save from a curling effort from Lee Stevenson after good work by Michael Frew.
The home side doubled their lead after another straight pass went over the Linnets back line and Joe Guest smashed the ball home past Street.
Stevenson had a chance early into the second half but could only fire wide.
Then Frew slid a chance wide from David Bell’s well-delivered free-kick when it was easier to score.
Ashton put the game further beyond the Linnets when Alex Brown prodded home following a good block from Jake Jones.
There was still time for the home side to score again as a rare mistake by Street saw the young shot stopper drop the ball at the feet of Cummins who made no mistake from close range.
It has been a miserable second half of the season for the Linnets, who will be hoping to make the most of their final two matches, at Matlock tomorrow and The Walks finale next Saturday against Whitby Town.
Since beating Stamford on New year’s Day, Lynn have picked up a paltry 14 points from the 57 up for grabs and still need two more to be mathematically safe from the drop.