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Bromley battle back to beat King's Lynn Town in the National League

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King's Lynn Town were again left frustrated as they suffered their sixth successive defeat in the National League.

With the side coming off a heavy defeat at home to Wrexham last Saturday, Ian Culverhouse's side were hoping to make amends away in Kent.

And it looked like the Linnets' luck was turning when Jayden Davis and Ross Barrows gave their side the lead early in either half.

Ross Barrows. Picture: Ian Burt. (52327100)
Ross Barrows. Picture: Ian Burt. (52327100)

However, parity was restored through Michael Cheek just before the interval as Lynn went asleep at the back and the Ravens hauled themselves level for a second time when James Alabi levelled the scores 16 minutes into the second half.

Then, 10 minutes later, the hosts would find a winner, with the prolific Cheek pouncing for a second time following another defensive lapse from the visitors.

Linnets manager Ian Culverhouse made two changes to his starting line-up from the team beaten 6-2 at home by Wrexham last weekend with Munashe Sundire and Davis replacing Josh Barrett and Malachi Linton respectively.

New arrival Arthur Iontton - signed in midweek from Stevenage - had to be content with a place on the bench.

Lynn got off to the best possible start after six minutes when Millwall loanee Davis picked the ball up on the right and wriggled his way past a number of challenges before firing into the net.

The visitors could have doubled their advantage 15 minutes in as Davis combined with Gold Omotayo to set up Michael Clunan, but the midfielder's shot was comfortably dealt with Mark Cousins between the home posts.

Bromley's first half chance saw Chris Bush float in a ball towards Cheek, but the prolific striker's header was wide of the target.

Luis Fernandez was on hand to head away an effort from George Porter, but The Ravens rarely troubled the Lynn backline in the opening 40 minutes.

But any hopes of Lynn going into the interval with a clean sheet were dashed a minute before the break as Culverhouse's troops were punished for their only lapse of the half.

A brilliant ball from Luke Coulson on the right found the head of Cheek who was allowed a free header for his 11th goal of the season.

Seven minutes after the restart Barrows thumped Lynn back in front with a stunning shot on the half-volley from all of 30 yards.

But Lynn were caught napping at the back for a second time when the unmarked Alabi was allowed the freedom of the penalty area after Omar Sowunmi's initial effort had been brilliantly save by Paul Jones.

Bromley were starting to turn the screw and Lynn received a huge let off as Cheek's shot came back of the inside of the post before going into the arms of a grateful Jones.

The winning goal arrived 19 minutes from time when Cheek converted from close range to crucially give the Ravens the lead for the first time.

Lynn huffed and puffed for an equaliser in the final 20 minutes but they were left to reflect on three more dreadful goals shipped at the back - making it nine in their last two games.

Bromley: Cousins, Bush, Sowunmi, Coulson, Arthurs, Cheek, Dennis (Cawley 79), Trotter, Forster, Alexander (Alabi 52), Webster (Partington 46). Subs not used: Tormey, Sablier.

Booked: Sowunmi, Webster.

Scorers: Cheek 44, 71, Alabi 61.

King's Lynn Town: P. Jones, Fernandez, Bird, Bowry, Clunan (Linton 79), Coleman, Omotayo, A. Jones, Sundire, Barrows (Iontton 56), Davis (Barrett 71). Sub not used: McGavin.

Booked: Iontton, Omotayo.

Scorers: Davis 6, Barrows 52.

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