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King's Lynn Town boss Culverhouse: We were lucky to bag a point from Spennymoor in National League North




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Ian Culverhouse admitted his side were lucky to come away with a point from The Brewery Field after second half goals from Adam Marriott and Rory McAuley.

Michael Gash lifts goal scorer Rory McAuley. (16299519)
Michael Gash lifts goal scorer Rory McAuley. (16299519)

Although the Linnets showed great character to claim a draw, the King's Lynn Town boss admitted that the Moors had outplayed his side for the bulk of the first half.

Lynn fans. (16299538)
Lynn fans. (16299538)

Culverhouse said: "I think we were very fortunate to come in at just 1-0 down at half-time as it could have easily been three or four.

"I thought Spennymoor were excellent and caused us all sorts of problems. They started really bright while we were really lethargic and didn't show any zip.

"They swarmed all over us, pinned our back four in and ended up defending for most of the first half.

"It took us 45 minutes to put a couple of passes together and other days we could have been out of the game.

"The pleasing thing is that we didn't buckle and kept going."

Alfie Payne. (16299515)
Alfie Payne. (16299515)

Spennymoor dominated the first half, but only had one goal to show for their efforts.

It arrived after 26 minutes when a throw-in was flicked on by Rob Ramshaw into the path of Adam Boyes who drilled a volley past the arm of Lynn goalkeeper Alex Street.

A bad as they were in the opening half, both Michael Gash and Marriott both hit the woodwork for the Linnets in the space of two minutes.

Adam Marriott (3). (16299517)
Adam Marriott (3). (16299517)

After a scrappy start to the second period, Lynn forced their way back into the game when Marriott headed home from a few yards out after McAuley had flicked on a Michael Clunan corner.

Spennymoor regained the lead when Boyes turned provider to play in James Roberts who slotted past Street from a tight angle.

Sam Kelly(16299526)
Sam Kelly(16299526)

But Lynn refused to lie down and McAuley rose unmarked to head another Clunan corner past Matt Gould to draw the visitors level for a second time.

Rory McAuley wheels away after scoring.(16299513)
Rory McAuley wheels away after scoring.(16299513)

The Linnets chief revealed that his players were hurting after the final whistle.

"The good thing is that I didn't have to say anything to them in the dressing room," said Culverhouse.

"I've never come across a group of players who are gutted with their performance after getting a point on the road.

"It's like a morgue in there at the moment and that speaks volumes of the players themselves.

"We've come to a really hard place against a very good Spennymoor team and we've nicked a point and we did nick one and the players know that in there.

"We have shown immense character. We were far from our best, on the ball or off it, so to come away here with a point is magnificent for the boys."

King's Lynn Town: Street, Jones, Fox, Jarvis (Richards), Fryatt, McAuley, Clunan, Payne (Kelly), Gash, Marriott, Henderson (Carey). Subs not used: Barrows, Stewart.


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