Michael Gash gave Lynn the lead.

FOOTBALL: Michael Gash gave King’s Lynn Town the perfect start in their latest National League match, at Boreham Wood on Monday, writes Lewis Hawkins.

Unfortunately, that was as good as it got for the Linnets as they fell to a 5-1 defeat.

Gash’s beautiful, curling opener was matched by a stunner from Gus Mafuta minutes later, finding the top corner of Theo Richardson’s goal from 30 yards out. 

Lynn got to the break on level terms, however, the second half ran away from them with Kabongo Tshimanga scoring a hat-trick. His first goal came within six minute of the interval and his second was only five minutes later. 

Those strikes took the wind out of the Linnets’ sails and the game slipped away from them. Kane Smith added the fourth before Tshimanga secured his treble. 

It was Lynn’s eighth defeat in their last 12 games but they remain within four points of the two teams above them, with five games remaining. 

Lynn had stopped their losing streak on Saturday with a 0-0 stalemate against Maidenhead United at The Walks. 

Solihull Moors are the visitors to West Norfolk tomorrow, with the Linnets travelling to Chesterfield on Tuesday for the first of three away games in a row. The next two Saturdays see them at Yeovil Town and Wrexham respectively before they finish their season at home to Aldershot Town on May 29.