Point for Lynn marred by injury

Point for Lynn marred by injury

Cirencester Town 1-1 King’s Lynn Town.

Much like Leamington last week the game hinged on a poor refereeing decision that went against the Linnets.

With the game poised at 1-1 in the second half, Lynn striker Ryan Hawkins was on the receiving end of a horror challenge that saw the youngster stretched from the field of play with what was first feared a broken leg.

A further stoppage was required as an Air Ambulance lanes on the pitch to transport Hawkins but that wasn’t required as he made his way to Cheltenham Hospital by land ambulance before being transferred back to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital late Saturday evening.

The home side took the lead on 10 minutes when Alex Street seem to lose flight of the ball from a corner and Gethin Jones was on hand to power home a header unmarked inside the Linnets box.

The home side nearly doubled their lead just minutes later, Alan Griffin was denied a definite goal by a superbly timed full stretch block by Sam Gaughran.

Lynn then drew themselves on 26 minutes with a brilliant counter attacking move, From defending a corner in their own box Michael Clunan released Sam Warburton who played in Shaun McWilliams who coolly lobbed the stranded Glyn Garner.

Then yet another big talking point, Lynn cruelly had a goal chalked off for offside when Lee Stevenson powered home a header from a racking Ryan Hawkins cross from the right hand side.

The game then had a 20 minute delay whilst the local air ambulance arrived and landed on the pitch for the injured Ryan Hawkins.

Following the restart Cirencester should have wrapped up all three points but a good point-blank save by Street denied Dan Demkiv.

Shaun McWilliams nearly stole all the points but his effort from distance was tipped over by Garner as the game came to an end.

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