‘Dun’ deal leaves King’s Lynn just a point off third spot

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Evo-stik Southern League Premier Division

Dunstable Town 0

King’s Lynn Town 2

King’s Lynn Town FC kept their play-off chances alive with a brilliant 2-0 victory at high-flying Dunstable Town.

A dominant first half display in Bedfordshire set the tone for Lynn’s latest three points to leave The Walks outfit just a point off third spot in the table.

With the same starting 11 that defeated Redditch last week, Lynn started the brighter and went in at half-time deservedly in front.

In almost their first attack of the game, Lynn came very close to scoring when Jacek Zielonka’s fine headed effort just cleared the crossbar.

Lee Stevenson produced Lynn’s first chance, heading over Liam Hurst’s cross, before the latter gave an indication of his capabilities latching onto ’keeper Alex Street’s long kick and forcing the home goalkeeper Jamie Head to save at the expense of a corner.

Kern Miller saw his effort cleared off the line from the corner, but there was no denying Hurst on 17 minutes when he got on the end of another long ball, this time from Miller, before unleashing a stunning effort past Head.

Lynn’s lead could have been doubled just after the half-hour mark when Stevenson saw his goalbound effort cleared off the line.

The second half saw the home side take the game to Lynn but the hosts found stopper Street in brilliant form.

Street foiled the hosts four times in the opening 20 minutes of the second half with stops to deny both Connor Calcutt and Steven Gregory particularly impressive.

Lynn made the points safe against the run of play on 74 minutes when Stevenson scored for the third consecutive game, shooting from some 25 yards to give Head no chance.

Dunstable: Head, Reynolds, Pennell, Talbot (Vardy), Kaloczi, Pepera, Watkins, Wales (Wharton), Calcutt, Gregory, Keenleyside.

Lynn: Street, R. Fryatt, Yong, Miller, Castellan, Smith, Clunan (L. Fryatt 90+2), Hurst, Zielonka (Gaughran 53), Stevenson, Bridges (Mulready 39). Subs not used: Friend and Pearson.

Booked: Zielonka.

Scorers: Hurst 17, Stevenson 74. Attendance: 139.

Top 15

Poole T 30 17 9 4 60

Chippenham T 32 16 10 6 58

Redditch U 29 14 10 5 52

Hitchin T 29 15 7 7 52

Hungerford T 30 14 10 6 52

Dunstable T 32 15 7 10 52

King’s Lynn T 32 16 3 13 51

Weymouth 31 13 11 7 50

Dorchester T 31 13 7 11 46

Biggleswade T 32 14 4 14 46

Leamington 28 12 7 9 43

Kettering T 28 13 4 11 43

Slough T 30 12 6 12 42

Cirencester T 31 12 5 14 41

Stratford T 27 11 7 9 40