ROLLER HOCKEY: King’s Lynn had to dig deep for a 5-4 victory after allowing Bury to hit back from 3-0 down in their England League Premier Division encounter.
With only five players and a goalkeeper available, it was going to be a tough test for the home side against their East Anglian rivals.
But, despite having only one substitute to call on, Lynn started at a frantic pace and took the lead with Josh Taylor’s powerful drive. A second goal soon followed from the same source via some delightful build-up play.
As the away side started to get agitated, a direct free hit was awarded after 10 team fouls and Taylor stepped up to complete his hat-trick.
That should have been game over but, despite an excellent effort by goalkeeper Will Martin in the home goal, Bury hit back and with seven minutes to go had made it 3-3.
Matt Baker put Lynn back ahead before Taylor added his fourth from another direct free hit, only for Bury to respond again to set up a tense finale.
Lynn are next in action in a rearranged match at Letchworth in a few weeks.