King's Lynn Town draw both matches in Cheshunt Community Trophy
Josh Barrett marked his playing return with a goal while skipper Michael Clunan fluffed his lines from the penalty spot as King's Lynn Town returned home with two draws from the Cheshunt Community Trophy this afternoon.
Manager Tommy Widdrington's side played two 30-minute halves against Haringey Borough and Cheshunt in a three-team tournament and the Lynn chief fielding a different line-up in both games.
His side travelled to Hertfordshire a week early after their scheduled friendly at Fakenham Town was cancelled earlier this week.
An inexperienced Linnets team, including a raft of trialists, were held to a 1-1 draw by Haringey in their opening match.
Haringey, who'd defeated host club Cheshunt 2-0 in their first game, took the lead from the penalty spot.
But Lynn battled back to earn themselves a draw thanks to a stunning equaliser from the fit-again Barrett in the second half.
Playmaker Barrett, missing from the club's last three friendlies due to a tight hamstring and the recent birth of his daughter Myla, curled home a delightful equaliser into the far corner.
The Linnets fielded a much more experienced side against their Hertfordshire opponents in their second outing of a hot afternoon.
Chances were few and far between against The Ambers during a goalless first half.
Eleven minutes into the second half, Aaron Jones was upended in the penalty area but captain Clunan saw his resulting spot-kick saved by the home goalkeeper.
Lynn had other chances in a heated affair when Jones delivered a free-kick into the danger area and both Josh Coulson and Adam Crowther ended up in a heap in the box as they went to challenge for the ball.
Lynn are now looking for a replacement away fixture next weekend (July 30) after making the trip to Theobalds Lane earlier than anticipated.
Ideally, they want to face a Step 3, 4 or 5 club in the Norfolk, Cambridgeshire or Essex area.