FOOTBALL: King’s Lynn Town slipped down the Southern League table after a midweek 3-0 defeat at Leamington followed a last-gasp draw at home to Cirencester on Saturday.
Tuesday’s score-line flattered the hosts, who scored twice in the final eight minutes, taking advantage of the Linnets pushing forward.
It could have been so much different if Jacek Zielonka had finished from inside the six-yard box after a delightful cross from Kurtis Revan.
Sam Gaughran had the best chance for Lynn in an even first half when his goal-bound effort was deflected behind for a corner.
The hosts took the lead after 59 minutes when Ahmed Obeng fired past Alex Street.
With Lynn chasing an equaliser, a switch in formation cost them two more goals. Courtney Baker-Richardson benefited from a scramble in the Lynn box and found the top corner and then a clash of bodies in the box saw the ball fall kindly for substitute Jake Edwards to lob the ball into the unguarded Lynn net.
On Saturday, a last-minute goal from Leon Mettam was enough for the Linnets to snatch a point.
Lynn looked destined to suffer a first defeat to Cirencester but captain Mettam was on hand to get on the end of Dan Quigley’s header to volley past Harvey Rivers just as the clock ticked on to 90 minutes.
Revan had the best chance of the first half for Lynn when he was played through but his effort was well saved by Rivers.
Lynn began the second half brightly after introducing Toby Hilliard at half-time.
Football proved just how harsh it can be after 65 minutes. Mettam’s header looked destined for the net until a covering Cirencester defender hacked the ball off the line and away.
In the next attack the visitors took the lead through Ross Langworthy.
With the game destined for a home defeat, their blushes were saved thanks to a neat finish from Mettam.
His sweetly timed volley from 15 yards was enough for a share of the spoils.
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