St Neots Town 5-2 King’s Lynn Town FC: A defensive horror show for King’s Lynn Town saw them go down to a heavy midweek defeat away last night.
Gary Setchell made one change from the side that drew 1-1 at home to Merthyr with John Sands taking the place of the injured Ryan Fryatt.
Lynn dominated the opening exchanges and when Liam Fryatt’s cross from the right was smashed towards goal by Lee Stevenson by Archer in the home goal pulled a world class point blank save to deny the Linnets midfielder.
The first goal arrived from the penalty spot, Dan Quigley was adjudged to have fouled ex Linnet Dubi Ogbonna, James Hall made no mistake from the spot sending Street the wrong way.
Just minutes later it was two, A ball inside the box fumbled by Street and Hall was on hand to stab the ball home.
It got worse for Lynn before the break, Hall involved again teeing the ball up nicely for Declan Rogers to coolly beat Street from inside the area.
More penalty heartbreak for Lynn when Ogbonna caused havoc in the defence and was hauled down inside the box and just like in the first half Hall slotted home from the spot to seal his hat-trick.
Lynn got on the scoresheet when Toby Hilliard lashed home from inside the area from the angle after a ball in from Stevenson.
Ogbonna tapped home from close range following good work from Hall.
Hillard gave the large travelling Lynn supporters something to cheer about when he added a second to his and Lynn’s tally in the final minutes but the damage was already done.
The Linnets have begun their Southern League Premier Division season with a draw and loss, and travel to Banbury on Saturday.
See more in Friday’s paper.