Own goal maintains King’s Lynn Town’s title aspirations

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A LAST-gasp own goal maintained King’s Lynn Town’s title hopes at AFC Kempston Rovers.

The Walks outfit looked set to drop two points and hand the title intitative to Long Buckby before Sam Brown turned Steve Spriggs’ cross into his own net with four minutes remaining.

It was a lucky break for Gary Setchell’s side who had been frustrated for long periods by a superb defensive display from the host outfit.

Jamie Thurlbourne also hit the woodwork and had second half appeals for a penalty turned down after a foul on Spriggs, which appeared to take place inside the box.

Kempston, whose best chance fell to league leading goalscorer Danny Watson, were reduced to ten men late on when Drew Phillips was sent-off for an alleged stamp on Linnets midfielder Luke Thurlbourne.

Title rivals Long Buckby remain hot on Lynn’s heels following a 4-0 home victory over Thrapston Town.

On Tuesday night, the Linnets travel to Irchester while Long Buckby entertain Newport Pagnell.

King’s Lynn: Street, Deeney (Harris, 75), Watson, Wall, J.Thurlbourne, Beaumont (Buhlemann, 66), L.Thurlbourne, White (Hughes, 72), Spriggs, Defty and Turner.

Subs not used: Hails and Fryatt.

Goal: Brown o.g (86).

Kempston: Conway, Grieve, Jarrell, Brown, Cox, McGregor, Farmer (Mould,66), McCrae, Clark, Watson and Phillips.

Subs not used: Stafford, Smith and Hall.

Sent off: Phillips (88).

Referee: D.Pywell.

Attendance: 198.