FOOTBALL: An inability to hit the target saw King’s Lynn Town grind out a 16th draw of the Southern League season at Cambridge City on Monday.
A goalless encounter saw the Linnets secure a second consecutive away clean sheet and stretch their record of solid away form to just one defeat in 12 league games, but that was not enough to keep manager Gary Setchell in his job.
Like many games this season, Lynn were guilty of not taking their chances in the final third.
Toby Hilliard should have put the visitors in front, but could not get enough power to divert a header past Dean Snedeker.
Kurtis Revan then missed a glorious opportunity just before the break. Good work from Hilliard ended with Revan striking the crossbar from inside the area.
The second half, much like the first, lacked any real quality on a difficult surface and chances where few and far between
The Linnets picked up a
hard-earned three points at Hayes and Yeading on Saturday thanks to a late goal from Lee Stevenson.
In a game of limited chances for both sides, it was Lynn that came the closest in the first half via a 30-yard free-kick from Shaun McWilliams that cannoned off the angle of post and bar after a foul on Sam Warburton.
Alex Street was called upon to make a super one handed save midway through the second half, turning behind a powerful header from home captain Tom Broadbent.
The game looked destined for a draw until Lee Stevenson lashed home the ball at the back post following a corner from Michael Clunan that was not dealt with by the home defence.
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