FOOTBALL: Two mistakes cost King’s Lynn Town dearly as the 10 men of St Neots picked up their first away win since November 5 at The Walks on Tuesday.
After earning a 2-1 Southern League win against Basingstoke Town on Saturday, the Linnets conceded the same result on Tuesday.
It started badly for Lynn when goalkeeper Alex Street got the bounce of the ball wrong on the edge of his box and it bounced over his head for Jevani Brown to nod into the unguarded net.
Ryan Fryatt was then on the receiving end of a nasty looking elbow from St Neots striker James Tricks that resulted in a trip to the local hospital with a gashed forehead for the defender and an early bath for Tricks.
Lynn then lost central defensive pairing Tom Ward and Sam Gaughran Ward to a hamstring injury and Gaughran a leg injury.
The visitors doubled their lead midway through the second half when Jacek Zielonka was caught in possession by Micky Hyam and he set up Brown to double his and St Neots tally.
Lynn made a late surge with Zielonka giving home fans hopes of a grandstand finish when he smashed home the ball at the back post but it only proved to be a consolation.
Defenders took over scoring duties for the Linnets on Saturday at home to Basingstoke as they took their winning run to four games.
An uneventful first half saw Kegan Everington come closest, just failing to convert Michael Clunan’s free-kick.
The opening goal arrived soon after the break when Clunan’s free-kick was headed home by centre back Chris Ward.
Fifteen minutes later the visitors drew level. A mistake by Tom Ward allowed Aaron Jarvis the chance to head home, giving Luke Pearson who was deputising for the suspended Street no chance.
Tom Ward soon made amends when he put the home side back in front to earn all three points.
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