Simeon Jackson played as the lone front man in the first half for King's Lynn. Credit: Ian Burt

FOOTBALL: A 3-0 defeat at Altrincham on Tuesday stretched King’s Lynn Town’s run without a win to eight games, writes Lewis Hawkins.

New signings Elkan Baggott and Rob Howard made their debuts and Lynn started the better, with efforts from Sonny Carey and Simeon Jackson almost putting them ahead. 

Altrincham opened the scoring Against the run of play when Josh Hancock had a free header from a corner. 

Two minutes of hell on the hour mark from Lynn meant the game was beyond reach. Josh Hancock scored a beautiful free-kick to double the hosts’ lead before James Hardy made it 3-0 a minute later. 

Michael Gyasi came off the bench and had two half chances but Lynn could not find a goal. 

It was a disappointing afternoon for the Linnets on Saturday as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at promotion-chasing Torquay United. 

It took less than a minute for Lynn to have a great chance when Tyler Denton struck a free-kick from the edge of the box, which crashed against the crossbar with Jordan Richards’ effort from the hit the rebound deflected for a corner. 

Gyasi then had an effort that curled just wide of goal. 

The Linnets were undone just after the break when goalkeeper Theo Richardson spilled the ball and Scott Boden for the winner. 

The Easter period is now looming and Lynn face three home games in a row, which in normal times would have brought bumper gates.

However, fans will have to rely on the streaming service to get a view of the action with supporters remaining banned by lockdown rules.

After a spate of two matches in a week, the next games are spread out with plenty of time for recovery. The Linnets take on Eastleigh tomorrow at The Walks then have a break until Easter Monday when they host Altrincham in a swift return fixture. Saturday, April 10, sees Chesterfield at The Walks.

λ The 2021/22 National League season will kick off on Saturday, August 21, a week after the North and South Divisions.