Limb off the mark as Linnets earn a point on the road

September 15, 2018

Halesowen Town 2 King's Lynn Town 2
Stirker Harry Limb opened his goal account for the club with a late equaliser as the Linnets fought back to claim a well-deserved point in the West Midlands this afternoon.
Limb found the back of the net with a bullet header after goals from Halesowen's James Roberts and Lee Hughes cancelled out an early strike from Craig Parker.
Joint caretaker boss Robbie Back, who was in the dugout alongside Neil Fryatt, said: "The lads have showed a bit of character today as things haven't been going well for them in the league.
"The players were a bit down in the changing room but Neil and myself have told them to keep their heads up. They want to win every game and Halesowen are still unbeaten at home so we've got to be happy coming away with a point.
"We made a dream start with an early goal but went to sleep a little bit and were punished for two mistakes.
"We didn't hold the ball up well enough in the first half but after the break we passed it really well and bossed the game for long periods.
"It was good to see Harry score his first goal for the club, I'm really pleased for the lad."
The Linnets went into the game without the influential duo of Ryan Hawkins and Michael Gash.
But they made the perfect start under the interim management team, who will continue at the helm for the home FA Cup clash against Stafford Rangers next weekend, by taking the lead with just two minutes on the clock.
A long free-kick from Michael Clunan was headed back at the far post by Ryan Fryatt for Parker to turn the ball home on the line.
But the home outfit were soon back on level terms when Jack Kelly crossed from the left for James Roberts to side-foot home with confidence in the sixth minute.
Halesowen took the lead four minutes after the interval when Lee Hughes converted from the penalty spot after the same player was tripped in the area.
The much-travelled Hughes did well to clear a powerful header off his own goal-line from a corner midway through the second half as the Linnets stepped up the pressure.
Lynn eventually found a late equaliser in great style when Frazer Blake-Tracy delivered a great 83rd minute centre for Limb to score with a powerful diving header.
Halesowen Town: Platt; Ezewele, Kelly, Rea, Morris, Charlton, Sauane, Goddard (Lawton 74), Hughes (Ebanks-Blake 71), Ali, Roberts (Gilpin 87). Subs not used: Bragoli, Tonks.
King's Lynn Town: Street; Jones, Blake-Tracy, Ryan, Fryatt, McAuley, Clunan, Parker (McQuaid 89), Hilliard, Limb, Stewart (Richards 60). Sub not used: Thomas.
Referee: Greg Rollason.
Attendance: 511.



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