FOOTBALL: Kairo Mitchell celebrated his call-up for World Cup qualifying action with the opening goal as King’s Lynn Town held high-flying Hartlepool United to a 2-2 draw at The Walks on Tuesday, writes Lewis Hawkins.
Mitchell, 23, has already got 10 caps for Grenada, scoring twice. His last appearance was in their last match, in November 2019. The Caribbean Spice Isle take on El Salvador, US Virgin Islands, Antigua & Barbuda and Montserrat later this month and in June
A fantastic performance from The Linnets saw them hold on for a point against their Durham visitors after having given runaway leaders Sutton United a tough test on Saturday, eventually succumbing to a single-goal defeat.
Theo Richardson made his Lynn debut on Tuesday, signing on loan from Cleethorpes Town just 30 minutes before the registration window closed. The former Manchester United and Leeds United goalkeeper was brought in after Archie Mair was injured in training.
Richardson made an early impact, hitting a long ball for Mitchell to run on and chip in the opening goal.
Luke Armstrong levelled but Sonny Carey’s shot was deflected home by Michael Gyasi to give Lynn the half-time lead. Substitute Rhys Oates made it 2-2 midway through the second half before a fantastic save from Richardson kept things level.
The Linnets put on a brave performance in the first half of Saturday’s encounter and had the better opportunities.
Carey went close twice but a mistake from Chris Smith allowed Jason Donovan to score the only goal of the game on the hour-mark.
The Linnets travel to third-placed Torquay United tomorrow, The long-term leaders have had a torrid time in recent weeks, seeing their 10-point lead at the top of the National League evaporate, winning only two of their last 11 games.