Lynn hit back after drubbing

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FOOTBALL: Lee Stevenson’s first-half goal gave King’s Lynn Town a deserved point at high-flying Merthyr Town on Tuesday.

But that was scant consolation after Saturday’s humiliating 6-1 home defeat by Weymouth.

The 1-1 draw did, though, bring an end to the Linnets’ three-match losing streak

Stevenson put Lynn ahead after 36 minutes from a free-kick but the Welsh side were level within a minute when Ian Traylor powered home a header.

Stevenson was nearly the Linnets hero when his long-range free-kick cannoned off a post and a follow-up effort was cleared.

It was a vast improvement on Saturday’s horror show at The Walks, where Gary Setchell’s men were given a lesson in taking your chances by a rampant Weymouth.

It didn’t start well for the hosts with Stuart Fleetwood gliding through the back line for the opener after five minutes.

Shaun McWilliams saw his header cannon of the crossbar before Dean Evans headed in the second for Weymouth.

Minutes into stoppage time, Dan Quigley’s poor pass played Jordan Yong into trouble. He was dispossessed by Charlie Davis and he went on to round Alex Street to score.

Weymouth went further in front after 75 minutes when substitute Mark Molesley tapped home after a defensive mix-up between Quigley and Street.

Two minutes later it was 5-0 when Shephard’s shot deflected over the stranded Street.

Substitute Dylan Edge poked home a consolation but Weymouth still weren’t finished.

More brilliance from Fleetwood on the right hand side saw him drive up the wing and lay the ball across the box for Stewart Yetton to apply an easy finish.

Before the match, a minute’s silence was observed following the recent death of former Linnets reserve and youth team manager Ellis Gay.

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