FOOTBALL: A horror first half saw King’s Lynn Town crash 4-0 at home to National League play-off chasing Stockport County at The Walks on Tuesday, reports Lewis Hawkins.
Some consolation was earned after the break with goalkeeper Theo Richardson saving a penalty from John Rooney in a scoreless 45 minutes.
Manager Ian Culverhouse had to make two changes to the team that had lost 3-0 at home to Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday. Cameron King was out with an injury, while Elkan Baggott was called back to parent club Ipswich Town to prepare for this evening’s FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Sheffield United.
It took Stockport nine minutes to break the deadlock when Paddy Madden headed the visitors ahead. That quickly became two when Michael Gash turned a corner into his own net.
The Linnets slowly got into the game with chances for Michael Gyasi and Sonny Carey but any hope of a comeback were lost when Harry Cardwell bagged a quick double before the break.
Culverhouse laid the blame for Saturday’s defeat firmly on the pitch, blasting it as unplayable and “possibly the worst in the league”.
The Linnets make it three in a row at The Walks tomorrow when they welcome Maidenhead United before travelling to Boreham Wood on Bank Holiday Monday.
• Elkan Baggott has become the second Lynn player to be called up for international duty this season.
Following the World Cup qualifying appearance of Kairo Mitchell for Grenada last month, the Thailand-born centre back will be representing Indonesia in their friendlies against Afghanistan and Oman in May.