King's Lynn Town and FC Halifax Town share the spoils at The Walks
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King's Lynn Town celebrated Ian Culverhouse signing a long-term deal as manager by sharing the spoils with FC Halifax Town in their first National League game for a month.
Linnets debutant Alex Kiwomya saw his first half goal cancelled out by Tom Bradbury early in the second half in the thick fog at The Walks.
Halifax bossed the early exchanges and created the first opportunity of the game four minutes in when Jeff King was denied by the legs by home goalkeeper Archie Mair and his follow-up effort was blocked.
Midway through the first half, Martin Woods fired a few inches over from edge of the area as Halifax remained on top.
A flowing move from the back saw the hosts break through Simon Power and after a neat link-up between Alex Kiwomya and Michael Gash the move broke down.
Seven minutes before the break it was Lynn who took the lead with a goal straight off the training ground.
Some excellent movement from Dayle Southwell allowed him the space to deliver a cross for Kiwomya to rifle home from 12 yards.
Michael Gash skied a great opportunity to double Lynn's advantage at the start of the second half.
And his miss proved costly as the visitors cancelled out the Linnets' slender advantage less than four minutes later.
A King cross from the right was nodded on and headed over the line from close range by Bradbury.
Jack Earing flashed an effort just wide of Mair's post as the conditions deteriorated in a matter of minutes.
Lynn substitutes Adam Marriott and Sonny Carey both had the ball in the back of the net in the final 25 minutes, but both efforts were ruled out for offside.
The visitors also had an effort ruled out in the dying embers of the game, but in the end both sides were forced to be content with a point a piece.
Teams and player ratings
Lynn (4-1-2-3): Mair 7, Brown 7, Callan-McFadden 7, Smith 7, Richards 7, Gash 7, Jarvis 7, Southwell 7 (Marriott 70, 6), Barrows 7, Kiwomya 7 (Carey 70, 6), Power 8 (Mitchell 78, 6). Subs not used: McAuley, Clunan.
Halifax (3-4-1-2): Johnson 7, King 7, Williams 7, Belehouan 7 (Senior 65, 6), Maher 7, Bradbury 8, Summerfield 7, Woods 7 (Green, 52, 6), Earing 7, Chadwick 7, Mansell 7 (Allen 75, 6). Subs not used: Davison-Hale, Danns.