FOOTBALL: A patched up King’s Lynn Town showed their character to hit back from behind for all the Southern League points against Biggleswade Town at The Walks on Tuesday.

Sam Merson, the son of former Arsenal legend Paul, fired home the opener but Lynn applied the pressure and equalised.

A move that began in the Lynn half involving Simon Bird, Liam Fryatt, Michael Clunan and Jack Friend was eventually finished off by Lee Stevenson.

Friend had the best chance in the second half when his deflected effort was superbly saved by goalkeeper Ian Brown.

At the other end, Alex Street had to be at his best when a superb low save denied Merson following a header from a pin-point cross from Lewis Hilliard.

Youngster Dylan Edge was introduced and had a helping hand in the Linnets winner. The 17-year-old laid off the ball to Stevenson and he cut inside to bend an unstoppable effort into the bottom corner of the net.

The Linnets returned from their trip to the south coast empty handed on Saturday after a 2-0 defeat at Weymouth that manager Gary Setchell will want to forget.

Liam Hurst had the best chance for the visitors when his effort whistled past a post.

The home took the lead after 21 minutes. The dangerous Stuart Yetton headed home Jake Wannell’s cross, despite Lynn players calling for a foul.

The result was settled when Jordan Copp picked himself up to score a rebound after Street had tipped his penalty on to a post after substitute Matty Castellan had brought him down.

Setchell’s day got worse as he saw his side end the game with nine men after injuries to defensive trio Sam Gaughran, Kern Miller and Jordan Yong.

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