FOOTBALL: For the second match in a row, King’s Lynn Town showed their tremendous potential with a battling display against a promotion-chasing team in the Southern League.

After destroying high-flying Slough Town at The Walks last Tuesday, the Linnets followed up with a rugged 0-0 draw against Leamington on Saturday.

In a fiery encounter, both goalkeepers were spectators for most of the match, with the third-placed team happy to let the home side come at them.

It took until the 24th minute for the first chance. Linnets striker Ryan Hawkins controlled the ball well in the air before firing straight at Tony Breeden in the visitors’ goal.

Michael Clunan went close with a long-distance effort but the ball was wide of the mark with Breeden stranded after rushing to clear the ball from outside his area.

The main talking point of the game arrived after 55 minutes. Kurtis Reven was fouled near the corner flag but match referee Hallam Cutmore played advantage as Reven had driven into the penalty area. But the Lynn player was then hauled down inside the box and the referee blew up for a foul.

With most of Lynn players and supporters thinking they had a penalty, Mr Cutmore brought play back for the first foul.

Midweek hat-trick hero Sam Warburton forced Breeden into a good save as the game came to a finish.

Tuesday’s scheduled fixture against St Neots was postponed due to a waterlogged Walks pitch.