King’s Lynn Town 2-1 Basingstoke Town
A game that turned on 10 second half minutes swung in the favour of King’s Lynn Town as they came from behind to snatch all 3 points at The Walks to record their fifth successive win.
Manger Ian Culverhouse was forced into two changes ahead of the game with experienced duo Ryan Jarvis and Michael Gash only fit enough to be named as substitutes.
Basingstoke Substitute Sam Deadfield gave the visitors the lead on 36 minutes, firing home from inside the box after Lynn where guilty of not clearing their lines from a corner, That goal arrived minutes after Simon Lappin had struck the cross bar with a free-kick after a foul on Ryan Hawkins.
Minutes before the half time break the game hit a firey patch, A reckless tackle by Basingstoke skipper Charlie Kennedy left Cameron Norman in a heap in front of the home dugout much to the anger of Linnets manager Ian Culverhouse.
Start of the second half as expected it was one way traffic with the Linnets looking for the all important equaliser, Craig Parker saw a shot blocked and Ryan Fryatt flashed a header wide from a Lappin centre.
Ian Culverhouse chose to shuffle the pack throwing on Tom Siddons and Cameron King, And King created the very next chance linking up with Norman who’s low drilled ball into the box couldn’t find a blue shirt and was cleared to safety.
BUT the equalising goal finally arrived on 83 minutes, a goal mouth scramble ended with the ball finding the net via the outstretched boot of Guri Demuria who was under pressure from Ryan Fryatt.
One minute later the Linnets where in front, Yet another Lynn chance was cleared off the line and the ball fell kindly to Cameron King who slammed the ball through the crowded penalty box and into the roof of the net much to the delight off the Lynn players and supporters.