FOOTBALL: More defensive madness leaves King’s Lynn Town without a win in the Premier Division of the Southern League after four games.
After Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Banbury United, the Linnets got their second point of the season with a 1-1 draw at home to Cambridge City on Tuesday.
Leon Mettam and Dylan Edge went close against Cambridge but the hosts fell behind when Erkan Okay was given an easy ride by Jordan Yong and his cross was volleyed across goal by the unmarked Sam Alderson for Tunde Adewunmi to poke home the ball.
Lee Stevenson hit a post and Edge and Dan Quigley both went close before the break.
Visiting defender Harry Norman was sent off for a nasty lunge on Yong and Lynn made their extra man count after 75 minutes, albeit with a lucky equaliser. Unfortunate City goalkeeper Enol Ordonez was the victim of a harsh bobble from a scuffed effort from Mettam that bounced over him and into the net to save a point for the Linnets.
Four days after conceding five goals at St Neots, Lynn let in another four in a match to forget at Banbury. The first arrived inside the opening minutes through Mark Bell. One soon became two when a big boot from centre back Jack Westbrook caught out Sam Gaughran and Felipe Barcelos raced clear to fire into the net.
After 17 minutes, Duran Martin was gifted the time and space to coolly roll the ball past Alex Street to make it 3-0.
Michael Clunan had Lynn’s only noteworthy effort of the first half but right on the stroke of half-time Zac McEachran opened up the frail Lynn defensive line and Barcelos was gifted another one-on-one for a fourth goal.
Stevenson and Mettam tested the home keeper in a goalless second half.
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