Will Martin pulled off a save, which led to an important goal at the other end for King’s Lynn.

ROLLER HOCKEY: A solid show from King’s Lynn’s England Premier League side saw them earn a 4-4 draw with reigning champions and cup holders Middlesbrough.

Ryan Barnes set up Sam Kay for an early home goal and it was 2-0 when a mistake in the Middlesbrough defence saw them concede an own goal.

With Lynn defending well, the visitors struggled to find a way through until the last two minutes of the first half when a rare blip in defence allowed an away player to breeze through to pull one back.

Middlesbrough showed their pedigree with two quick goals in the second half to go 3-2 ahead.

It looked all over for Lynn when the Teesside team added a fourth.

But, with eight minutes left, Lynn’s pressure paid off. Matt Baker dispossessed a Middlesbrough player in his own half and coolly slotted a pass over to Josh Taylor to finish into an empty net.

Lynn picked up momentum and with 90 seconds to go, a good save by Will Martin in the home goal resulted in a breakaway, which saw Taylor slot home his second goal to make it 4-4.

With 30 seconds to go, Lynn could have completed a remarkable victory from the penalty spot but the Middlesbrough keeper pulled off a fine double save.

Captain Vancouver man of the match was Sam Kay.