FOOTBALL: A stunning strike from Jake Reeves denied King’s Lynn Town a point at The Walks on Tuesday, writes Lewis Hawkins.
A brave performance by the Linnets in the first half saw them holding high-flying Notts County to 0-0 at the break.
The former Football League big guns enjoyed most of possession but Lynn had the best chances.
Kairo Mitchell had two golden chances to give Lynn the lead but both were well saved by Notts goalkeeper Luke Pilling.
Rory McAuley also had a header from a corner cleared off the line.
The match was decided after 54 minutes when Reeves hit a 25-yard strike into the top corner of Archie Mair’s net.
Lynn then brought on Adam Marriott and Michael Gash, which changed the game in the hosts’ favour.
Gash had two great chances in the second half but Pilling again denied Lynn getting a goal as the home team fell to a fourth straight defeat, the last three without scoring.
The Linnets now face a possible make-or-break week with three games scheduled against the other three teams in the bottom four of the National League table.
However, tomorrow’s trip to bottom club Dover Athletic has been called off due to the Kent club announcing they would not be playing any more league fixtures until funding was made available for them to cover coronavirus losses.
The next fixture for Lynn will now be on Tuesday at home to Barnet, who climbed off the foot of the table in midweek with a 2-1 win over FC Halifax Town.
They are six points behind the Linnets, while Lynn trail fourth-bottom Weymouth on goal difference, but with two games in hand.
Ian Culverhouse’s men play host to Weymouth a week tomorrow, seeking to avenge October’s 2-1 defeat in Dorset.
Lynn are on a run of four straight defeats despite being very unlucky against Notts County. The game will take place at The Walks on Tuesday, February 23.