Alex Street was in inspired form.

Southern League leaders Poole Town were given a shock as King’s Lynn Town held them to a draw on their home turf on Saturday.

The Linnets were good value for their point, although they needed the skills of goalkeeper Alex Street to deny the Premier Division front-runners.

Street was in fine form and had to be at his best to save Steve Devlin’s free-kick inside the opening five minutes.

Lynn took the lead after 32 minutes when Michael Walker was penalised for handball outside the box. Michael Clunan whipped the resulting free-kick into the box and the ball was met by the head of Sam Mulready, who powered a header past the home keeper.

Lynn nearly doubled their lead but Jacek Zielonka could only fire over when well placed.

The home side applied the pressure in the second half with Street frustrating the home side with the young shot-stopper making a good save with his feet to deny Devlin.

Street’s heroics were finally undone when substitute Richard Gillespie burst through, beating the last man and coolly slotting the ball under the keeper with his first touch of the game.

The home side nearly snatched all three points in the dying minutes when Devlin finally got the better of Street but his effort cannoned of the crossbar and away to safety.