FOOTBALL: A late equaliser from promotion rivals Weymouth helped knock King’s Lynn Town off the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League table at The Walks on Saturday.
An even encounter looked to be going in favour of the Linnets when Simon Lappin put them ahead with 15 minutes to go.
Michael Clunan’s cross from the right was spilled by Terras goalkeeper Will Dennis and fell for Lappin to head in at the far post.
But Weymouth did not give up and home goalkeeper Alex Street had to pull off a top-drawer save to keep out Brandon Goodship’s long-range shot.
But the Dorset side got the equaliser their efforts deserved with four minutes left when Goodship scored.
An even the first half produced plenty of chances with Weymouth first to impress.
Josh Carmichael had an early effort from just outside the box saved by Street while, at the other end, Craig Parker saw his effort blocked and Clunan’s shot was deflected for a corner.
Ryan Fryatt headed a cross from Ryan Jarvis wide before a good spell from the visitors saw Street save a deflected shot from Adbulai Baggie.
The teams continued to trade blows with Leon Mettam finding Parker but he fired over. Goodship was then played in by Thomson but he hit the bar.
Cameron Norman tried his luck from distance for the Linnets but, as the first half drew to a close, Weymouth saw further efforts denied by the Lynn defence.
Charlie Davis wasted a good chance after the break when he fired over and then Street saved well from Thomson’s header.
Mark Carmichael hit the woodwork before the introduction of Cameron King and Ryan Hawkins gave Lynn renewed vigour.
That soon led to Lappin’s goal but honours finished even, with Kettering’s 4-2 win at Merthyr seeing the Poppies leapfrog the Linnets into top spot.
Lynn’s midweek Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-final at Norwich United was postponed.
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