FOOTBALL: Three points out of a possible six was King’s Lynn Town’s haul from their two away Southern League fixtures this week.
A fine 2-1 victory at a rain-soaked Chesham on Saturday came in strange circumstances.
Lynn went behind when some good interplay on the Chesham right between Brad Wadkins and Sam Youngs ended with Dave Pearce firing past Alex Street.
The Linnets got themselves level minutes later. A driving run from Lee Stevenson ended with him finding Jacek Zielonka and he drove inside the box before unleashing a shot into the corner of the net.
Lynn had to defend like Trojans for the remainder of the first with Street parrying Adam Martin’s shot on to a post.
Then in some strange circumstances the visitors took the lead. Home keeper Ashlee Jones seemed to screw a kick out of his hands under pressure from a Lynn forward and the ball fell to Michael Clunan who coolly lobbed the ball over the stranded Jones from 25 yards.
That caused outrage among the Chesham players, who surrounded the referee’s assistant.
Former Premier League defender Darren Purse received his marching orders moments after the goal for two yellow cards, both for fouls on Toby Hilliard.
Lynn ended the game defending wave after wave of home pressure to hold on to take the points.
At Biggleswade on Tuesday, the Linnets went down to a 2-0 defeat.
Stevenson had a lobbed effort well saved by Ian Brown and Gary Mills got on the end of Jordan Yong’s but could only fire over when well placed.
The Waders took the lead after 62 minutes when Ian Rees’ delightful pass found Craig Daniel and he slammed a shot past Street.
The home side doubled their advantage deep into second half stoppage time when substitute George Bailey scored with his first touch of the ball within seconds of joining the game.
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