Share of the spoils on Boxing Day

December 26, 2017

King’s Lynn Town 1-1 St Ives Town

 

The Linnets where unable to build on Saturday’s fine victory away at Merthyr by only picking up a point against St Ives Town.

 

St Ives started the best of the two teams, Danny Watson broke the defensive line and was only denied by a point blank save from Alex Street, Oliver Snaith then screwed wide when well placed inside the area.

Up the other end Simon Lappin struck the crossbar, His right footed effort finger tipped onto the frame of the goal by visiting keeper Tim Trebes.

It was Lappin who opened the scoring on 30 minutes, Ryan Hawkins was hauled down on the edge of the box, With some players calling for a penalty a free-kick was awarded that was superbly struck by Lappin and into the top corner.

Minutes into the second half the visitors drew level, Danny Watson was given the freedom of the Linnets area before calmly slotting past Alex Street.

Tim Trebes pulled off a superb double save to keep his team level, A superb full stretch save prevented Michael Gash’s header from finding the net, St Ives couldn’t clear properly and the ball fell to Michael Clunan’s who’s shot from distance was again well saved by Trebes.

Lynn nearly snatched the points in the dying minutes, Ryan Hawkins curling effort from the edge of the box cannoned of the woodwork, Leon Mettam nodded home the rebound but the goal was chalked off for offside.

A furious Ian Culverhouse spoke after the game spoke after the home draw with St Ives and had this to say.

“A points all we got and that’s not what we wanted, St Ives came here with a plan and took the game to us in the opening minutes.

“The state of our pitch is a real leveller, it’s shocking, A disgrace, the advantage you want when you play at home we haven’t got.

“You have to go direct on that, You can’t ask the players pass the ball and try and play on that, We have got to adapt to the pitch, We can’t do anything with it, The money wasn’t spent on it what should of been spent on it, You saw us at the start of the season how we got the ball down and try and play.

“Fair play to St Ives they came here and got the point they deserved, We are all disappointed in there. 

 

 

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