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Linnets earn a point thanks to goalkeeper Alex Street's late heroics St Ives 1 King's Lynn Town 1




Alex Street says he knew where Jake Newman would place his penalty during King's Lynn Town's hard-fought 1-1 draw at St Ives on Saturday.

The Linnets' goalkeeper saved Newman's late spot-kick to his left after he had been adjudged to have brought down the striker in the box.

Goalkeeper Alex Street saves Jake Newman's late spot-kick. Picture: TIM SMITH (6790762)
Goalkeeper Alex Street saves Jake Newman's late spot-kick. Picture: TIM SMITH (6790762)

"When he stepped up, I thought I'm going left and made my mind up early," said Street.

"I looked at his run up and thought I fancy left and he's gone that side.

"He's hit it very well to be fair, but the power it's been hit it at has helped me push it further away."

Street thought the decision to award a penalty against him was harsh after the Saints had been denied a more obvious spot-kick in the first-half.

"I don't think it was a penalty personally," admitted Street.

"The lad has had an early shot, which I've saved, and I've got up to react. I've seen that he's running in so I thought it was best that I pull away as he had to do something special to beat me because I'm so big.

"He's literally left his foot in and caught me in the head and gone down at the same time. I can't believe the referee gave it really."

King's Lynn Town's Mr Reliable Ales Street celebrates his penalty save. Picture: TIM SMITH (6790764)
King's Lynn Town's Mr Reliable Ales Street celebrates his penalty save. Picture: TIM SMITH (6790764)

St Ives did their homework on Lynn and, after scoring early through Oliver Snaith, got plenty of numbers behind the ball in an attempt to frustrate the visitors.

Their plan almost worked a treat, but it didn't stop the Saints from wasting a number of golden opportunities to increase their lead early in the second half.

Street brilliantly denied Snaith in a one-on-one situation before the same player missed an open goal when his lobbed effort agonisingly went the wrong side of the crossbar.

"We were all over the place," said Street. "We were lucky to get away with it because at 2-0 it would have been a long way back.

"I don't mind being busy and having a few saves to make as long we get the results we need.

"We've dominated the game but we've let them slip into an area to score which was criminal really.

"They've scored a goal from our mistake and we should be defending better as a unit."

Saints shotstopper Martin Conway tipped a Marriott header over the bar but was helpless just after the hour-mark as the Lynn striker converted from close in following good work from Michael Gash and Chris Henderson.

Linnets striker Adam Marriott causes panic in the home defence. Picture: TIM SMITH (6790758)
Linnets striker Adam Marriott causes panic in the home defence. Picture: TIM SMITH (6790758)

Marriott and substitute William Mellors-Blair forced Conway into further stops and a Rory McAuley header came back off the bar before Street spared Lynn a second defeat in the space of a few days with his spot-kick save right at the death.

St Ives: Conway, Coulson, Toseland, Sundire, De’ath, Kelly, Bailey (Baker 70), Parker, Newman. Osel-Bonsu, Snaith (Seymour-Shove 70). Sub not used: Patrick.

Goal: Snaith 19.

King's Lynn Town: Street, Kerins (Hawkins 46), Blake-Tracy, Richards (Jarvis 81), Fryatt, McAuley, Clunan, Parker (Mellors-Blair 55), Gash, Marriott, Henderson. Subs not used: Robinson, Bastock.

Goal: Marriott 62.

Ref: T. Donnellan.

Attendance: 322.

Defender Frazer Blake-Tracy makes a crunching tackle. Picture: TIM SMITH (6790760)
Defender Frazer Blake-Tracy makes a crunching tackle. Picture: TIM SMITH (6790760)


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