FOOTBALL: The Linnets slipped out of the League Cup on Tuesday at St Ives in a game marred by a head injury to defender, 21-year-old Matty Castellan.

The game was delayed by several minutes while the young defender received treatment from paramedics and an ambulance crew.

The game itself was one of limited chances. Kurtis Revan had a chance to seal a victory for Lynn but his spot-kick was saved by the home goalkeeper.

It was 0-0 and the game went to penalties. Dan Quigley missed a penalty and St Ives advanced to the next round.

On Saturday, Alfreton went through to the final qualifying round of the FA Cup at the expense of The Linnets with a 2-0 win.

Lynn nearly took the lead inside the opening minutes. Jacek Zielonka’s corner found its way to Sam Gaughran but the home skipper’s half-volley went over the bar.

The visitors took the lead at 16 minutes, Ryan Wilson crossed from the right-hand side and Adam Priestley had enough time to chest the ball past Alex Street in the Lynn goal.

Most of the 847 fans inside The Walks thought they had got back on level terms at 21 minutes. But Fabian Spiess the visiting ‘keeper, pulled off a superb one-handed save to deny Danny Emmington a goal and a Linnets equaliser.

A defensive mistake by the home side saw Alfreton extend their lead at 38 minutes, Ryan Wilson again turned provider for Adam Priestley who had the freedom of the Linnets box to stab home past Street.

Lynn huffed and puffed in the second half. There were chances for Michael Clunan whose free kick was tipped behind by Spiess and a Toby Hilliard shot narrowly went across the goal as the best chances. Visit thelinnets.co.uk for latest King’s Lynn Town news.