King's Lynn Town defender delighted after scoring first goal back in front of fans at The Walks
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Ross Barrows netted the first King’s Lynn Town goal back in front of supporters as the Linnets ended Solihull Moors’ faint play-off hopes on Tuesday night.
Barrows struck with a glancing header in the 30th minute before Adam Rooney replied for Moors, who required two wins from their final two matches to still be in with a mathematical chance of extending their campaign further.
More than 600 fans helped the depleted Linnets produce another energetic performance against a high-flying National League side.
After finding the back of the net, Barrows, who only returned to the team on Saturday after being furloughed for two months, said: “I’ve never experienced anything like it.
“To be so long without fans and then to be able to score the first goal back at The Walks with supporters in it is unbelievable.
“As I flicked it, I turned and saw the ball bounce in the corner. I just heard the roar and then just ran and ran.
“It’s been such a tough year for everyone, including me personally, so it’s an unbelievable feeling.
“I’ve kept in touch with the team. I went to watch them at Chesterfield and Stockport so when I got a text message from the Gaffer saying that he wanted me to play at Wrexham it was a great feeling to be fair.”
Barrows added: “I didn’t really think I was coming back and I was starting to think about next season.
“The lads have been ticking the games off, but it hasn’t been a case of them ticking them off and not caring, they’ve been going out and trying to play.
“It’s been a tough season for the fans as they’ve played such a massive part in what we’ve achieved in the past couple of seasons and we’ve missed them massively.”
Lynn found themselves without influential defender Kyle Callan-McFadden, who sustained an ankle injury in the 5-3 defeat at Wrexham on Saturday.
Striker Simeon Jackson was just inches away from connecting to Gyasi’s cross from the left, Gyasi saw a shot deflected for a corner and Sonny Carey headed a corner wide as Lynn once again belied their lowly league position.
Lynn deservedly took the lead when Alex Babos delivered an inviting cross for Barrows to direct a header home.
The home trio Carey, Jackson and Michael Clunan then all saw shots blocked in quick succession as the Solihull goal led a charmed life at the start of the second period.
The visitors levelled nine minutes after the restart as Alex Addai bamboozled Tyler Denton before crossing for Adam Rooney to clip the ball past Theo Richardson.
Both sides went in search for a winner and Lynn were good value for a point after displaying another performance full of pride – a fact which was acknowledged by the returning fans on the final whistle.