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Late equaliser denies King's Lynn a big three points at Dagenham and Redbridge

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King’s Lynn Town manager Tommy Widdrington spoke of his frustration after a last-gasp equaliser denied his side a big three points in their battle against relegation.

The Linnets took a 12th-minute lead through Josh Coulson’s header in Essex, but were denied all three points when Dagenham’s Paul McCallum levelled matters four minutes into stoppage time.

It was another titanic blow for Lynn who are now seven points behind Aldershot, who lost 2-1 at Solihull Moors.

King's Lynn Town manager Tommy Widdrington. (53820522)
King's Lynn Town manager Tommy Widdrington. (53820522)

Widdrington’s troops have three games remaining and the Shots have five, but if Aldershot win at Bromley tonight, Lynn will be down.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw, Widdrington said: “The frustration for me is we have had enough really good chances in that game and situations where we should have scored more goals.

“We should have been 2-0 up before we took the lead. Yes, the stats will tell you that Dagenham had more of the ball, which they are going to do, but the way we set up was spot on.

“I thought the lads to a man were excellent – their commitment, their endeavour, their honesty. It is just that clinical finish.

"And again, it’s not strikers always, it is everybody in the side.

“We’re getting into the position and the net didn’t bulge and it should have done. It is frustrating – I am gutted for the lads but in no way, shape or form am I disappointed in any way with the performance.

“They were absolutely outstanding and the town of King’s Lynn should be proud of them to be honest.”

The on-loan Coulson has been outstanding for Lynn since moving on loan from league rivals Southend in February.

“I think we’ve looked, since he has come in particularly, a lot more dangerous because he’s got a good knack of landing on the first contact at a set-piece and we work on them,” said Widdrington.

“It was our third or fourth corner and we came close for the first two. It’s nice from a coaching point of view that something comes off. So that was great.

“I don’t want to single anybody out because every one of them were brilliant, they were excellent.”

Widdrington was at a loss to explain a large chunk of stoppage time.

“Eight minutes of extra-time has come from somewhere,” said the Lynn boss. "I don’t see it. There were no stretchers on there, we only made two substitutions.

“There was a disallowed goal. Other than that, I don’t see where eight minutes comes from.”

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