FOOTBALL: A 5-2 win at The Walks on Tuesday saw King’s Lynn Town close the gap on National League North leaders York City to a single point.
The Minstermen’s FA Cup distractions have seen their big lead hacked back by the chasing pack. And it is the Linnets leading the charge with Tuesday’s victory over Leamington following Saturday’s last-gasp win at Bradford Park Avenue.
Another brace of goals from top scorer Adam Marriott and a wonderful strike from Sonny Carey saw Lynn romp into a three-goal lead before Junior English reduced the arrears just before half-time.
Jordan Richards added a fourth when he chested home Michael Clunan’s free-kick after 48 minutes.
Lynn’s leaky defence was caught out when a needless free-kick was given away and Jack Edwards slotted home at the back post to make it 4-2.
However, in the next attack, the Linnets had a fifth with Michael Gash firing home from inside the area.
Lynn manager Ian Culverhouse was frustrated at how his team gave away silly goals but pleased with their attacking prowess.
“We were very good and went into a good lead in the first half .
“But we became sloppy and gave away a few silly free-kicks then created pressure on ourselves. We responded well and I’m very happy to get three wins in a week; it is unbelievable.
“We kept to the principles and got the ball wide. With our front two you’ve always got a chance to score.
“Sonny (Carey) and Hendo (Chris Henderson) linked up nicely off the front two and brought other players into the game.
“Sonny is good prospect. He’s had to be patient but will get his chance. It’s a tough league and the injuries are creeping back with bookings mounting, so the squad will be needed.”
Saturday’s game at Bradford was delayed by 50 minutes after the Linnets team bus ran into traffic issues on the A1.
Lynn had to come from behind twice but Marriott’s brace followed by Sonny Carey’s 87th-minute winner in a frantic second half saw the Linnets run out winners.
Lynn’s next game is at Southport tomorrow. Michael Gash will miss the game after a red card against Bradford but will be back for the FA Trophy tie against Hereford on November 29.