FOOTBALL: King’s Lynn Town picked up a well-deserved win at Frome Town on Saturday after pulling off a remarkable second-half turnaround to win 3-1.
Unfortunately for the Linnets, they suffered a role reversal two days later when Kettering Town hit back in the second half to take a 2-1 win in the bank holiday derby at The Walks.
Gary Setchell faced a tough task on Monday with a growing injury list as Saturday victims Shaun McWilliams, Liam Fryatt and Leon Mettam joined Ryan Fryatt in the stands. Even so, his reshuffled team carried on where they left off at Frome on Saturday with Toby Hilliard acrobatically volleying wide before Jacek Zielonka crossed for Dylan Edge to power home the opener in the first 10 minutes.
Edge then hit the side-netting after an error by Kettering goalkeeper Craig Hill and that proved costly as Kettering took control after the break.
The visitors applied the squeeze and, with Lynn sitting deep, the equaliser arrived when Brett Solkhan headed in.
The Linnets began to look tired and Kettering made the most of it when substitute Spencer Weir-Daley set up Wilson Carvalho to stab home the winner.
It was a mirror image of the trip to Somerset where the Linnets battled back after slipping behind early to gain their first Southern League away win of the season.
Darren Jefferies put Frome ahead after five minutes and things looked grim when Hilliard missed a sitter.
Alex Street pulled off a point-blank from Clayton Green.
Both teams were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time when Dan Quigley and the hosts’ Mitchell Page sent off.
Lynn equalised after 65 minutes through Michael Clunan and quickly went ahead through Lee Stevenson.
Hilliard made the game safe three minutes from time.
Lynn Reserves were held to a goalless draw by Haverhill Borough in the Thurlow Nunn League on Saturday.
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