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King's Lynn claim first points of the season with victory against ten-man Yeovil




Substitute Munashe Sundire was the late hero as King's Lynn came from behind to claim their first win of the new National League season.

Ian Culverhouse's side trailed at the break to an absolute rocket from Joe Quigley before The Glovers were reduced to ten men following the sending-off of Matt Worthington.

But the Linnets – who were by far the better side before and after Worthington's dismissal – equalised with just under 20 minutes remaining before Sundire pounced to clinch all three points with five minutes left on the clock.

Matt Worthington and Tyler Denton go for the ball but Worthington's tackle was deemed dangerous and he was sent-off by the referee. Picture: Tim Smith (50678256)
Matt Worthington and Tyler Denton go for the ball but Worthington's tackle was deemed dangerous and he was sent-off by the referee. Picture: Tim Smith (50678256)

Lynn's new-look strikeforce of Gold Omotayo and Malachi Linton missed half-chances in the opening ten minutes during a confident start from the visitors in the absence of suspended Junior Morias.

Yeovil took the lead completely against the run of play as Joe Quigley, who was denied by a brave save from Paul Jones a couple of minutes earlier, picked up a loose ball some 25 yards out.

There was only one thing on Quigley's mind as he looked up and hammered the ball into the top corner.

In the 27th minute a superb stop from Grant Smith to his left foiled Omotayo's glancing header from the edge of the six-yard-box following a cross from Coleman.

Tyler Denton injured after the challenge that saw the hosts reduced to ten men. Picture: Tim Smith. (50678254)
Tyler Denton injured after the challenge that saw the hosts reduced to ten men. Picture: Tim Smith. (50678254)

The game saw Yeovil reduced to ten players seven minutes before the interval after Matt Worthington was shown a straight red card for a heavy challenge on Denton.

On the stroke of half-time, Morgan Williams reacted brilliantly to tackle Omotayo before the forward could pull the trigger from a few yards out.

Linton turned a Denton delivery just wide of the target as Lynn started the second period where they'd left off in the first – well on top.

Referee Gary Parsons shows Matt Worthington a red card. Picture: Tim Smith. (50678258)
Referee Gary Parsons shows Matt Worthington a red card. Picture: Tim Smith. (50678258)

Michael Clunan saw a long-range effort deflected wide for a corner before Lynn made their first change of the afternoon with Michael Gyasi replacing Luis Fernandez.

Gyasi almost levelled matters for the visitors with his stinging shot being parried across his area by Glovers goalkeeper Smith.

It was only a matter of time before Lynn were back on level terms and the equaliser arrived in the 71st minute as Ross Barrows crossed from the left and Coleman climbed above the Glovers.

Thursday signing Brett McGavin was handed his debut in the dying minutes as Lynn – with the extra one-man advantage – poured forward in search of a winning goal.

It eventually arrived five minutes from time as Omotayo saw his header from another Barrows cross come back off the woodwork before Sundire gratefully gobbled up the loose rebound.

Linnets defender Kyle Callan-McFadden. Picture: Tim Smith (50678252)
Linnets defender Kyle Callan-McFadden. Picture: Tim Smith (50678252)

Yeovil: Smith, Wilkinson, Williams, Hunt, Barnett (Yussef 68), Worthington, Staunton, Gorman (Lo-Everton 82), Wakefield, Knowles (Moss 60), Quigley. Subs not used: Evans, Stephens.

Booked: Knowles, Staunton, Yussef.

Sent-off: Worthington 38.

Scorer: Quigley 15.

King's Lynn Town: Jones, Denton, Fernandez (Gyasi 64), Callan-McFadden, Bird, Barrows, Clunan (Sundire 74), Coleman (McGavin 84), Omotayo, Linton, Rowley. Subs not used: Bowry, Gascoigne.

Booked: Coleman.

Scorers: Coleman 71, Sundire 85.



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