King’s Lynn Reserves miss chance to go top in derby

Football action at Downham Market FC Ground'Downham FC v King's Lynn Town FC Res'Downham goal keeper diving,  but the goal is scored by  Lynn's No 6 ANL-150921-084443009
Football action at Downham Market FC Ground'Downham FC v King's Lynn Town FC Res'Downham goal keeper diving, but the goal is scored by Lynn's No 6 ANL-150921-084443009
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Thurlow Nunn

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Football action at Downham Market FC Ground'Downham FC v King's Lynn Town FC Res ANL-150921-084431009

Football action at Downham Market FC Ground'Downham FC v King's Lynn Town FC Res ANL-150921-084431009

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The derby bragging rights were shared at the Memorial Field on Friday night as Lynn Reserves missed the chance to go top of the table.

In a proverbial game of two halves, Lynn’s second string threw away a two goal half-time advantage as the hosts fought back to deservedly claim a share of the spoils.

King’s Lynn Town Reserves boss Robbie Back said: “It was a real Jekyll-and-Hyde performance. It was probably the best we’ve played all season in the first half, but in the second half it was probably the worst.”

Football action at Downham Market FC Ground'Downham FC v King's Lynn Town FC Res ANL-150921-084717009

Football action at Downham Market FC Ground'Downham FC v King's Lynn Town FC Res ANL-150921-084717009

Needing to win by three goals to go to the summit, Lynn were one-nil up within five minutes through Dylan Edge and scored a second on the half hour through a Kevin White header.

The home side made two changes at the break and came right back into the game.

Second-half substitute Karl Tansley pulled a goal back from the penalty spot before Craig Dickson headed home to level the scores.

Assistant Downham Town boss Lewy Thompson said: “I thought we were a lot better in the second half. An injection of fresh legs and a bit of tenacity from ourselves changed the face of the game.

“We were really bad in the first half and didn’t even come out of the changing rooms.

“To be fair, Lee Brooks has pulled off three or four really decent saves.

“It’s not a bad point as I fancy King’s Lynn Town Reserves to be in and around the top-three this season.”