Doncaster cup hero at it again for King's Lynn Town in six-goal thriller at Scarborough
Scarborough Athletic 3 King's Lynn Town 3
Striker Gold Omotayo scored his second goal in as many games as King's Lynn Town produced a stirring second half comeback to bring home a point at the Flamingo Land Stadium tonight.
Lynn looked to be heading for their third defeat of the season on their travels after Bailey Gooda and Michael Coulson scored two goals in three first-half minutes for Scarborough Athletic.
But Michael Clunan replied for the Linnets going into the interval and, although Dom Tear restored the home side's two-goal cushion with 18 minutes left, Theo Widdrington and Omotayo rescued a deserved point for their side with two goals in as many minutes.
Lynn's weekend cup exertions took its toll on the team to face The Seadogs with manager Tommy Widdrington making three changes from the side that started against Doncaster Rovers.
Jordon Ponticelli and Josh Coulson were absent from the matchday squad while Josh Barrett dropped to the bench.
The changes saw Kyle Callan-McFadden, Ben Stephens and Gold Omotayo all come into the Lynn starting line-up.
A stinging long range effort from Ashely Jackson was turned behind by Paul Jones for an early corner as the hosts started the game on the front foot.
In the 14th minute, Luca Colville's in-swinging corner was poked in at the back post by Gooda for the opening goal, despite protests from visiting players that the ball may not have crossed the line.
Three minutes later Lewis Maloney swung in a free-kick and Coulson smashed the ball home to double Scarborough's lead.
Home goalkeeper Joe Cracknell pulled off fine saves to deny both Cameron Hargreaves and Clunan before the Linnets skipper reduced the deficit with a fine volley 15 minutes before the interval.
Norfolk-born Tear stabbed home Scarborough's third goal, but Lynn refused to go down without a fight as Widdrington and Omotayo – Lynn's late hero at the weekend – struck late on to earn their side a fantastic point.
Lynn remain third in the table and find themselves three points behind new league leaders Darlington at the top and Brackley Town in second – although they have three games in hand on both of them.
Next up for the Linnets is the visit of Kidderminster Harriers to The Walks on Saturday.
Scarborough Athletic: Cracknell, Burton, Thornton, Gooda, Weledji, Maloney, Glynn, Jackson, Colville (Heslop 84), Coulson (Tear 58), McGuckin. Subs not used: Watson, Plant, Bramall.
Scorers: Gooda 14, Coulson 17, Tear 72.
King's Lynn Town: A. Jones, P. Jones (Oxlade-Chamberlain 74), Callan-McFadden, Crowther, Denton, Widdrington, Clunan, Hargreaves, Stephens (Barrett 61), Omotayo, Scott. Subs not used: Blair, Walker, Fleming. Booked: Crowther.
Scorers: Clunan 30, Widdrington 82, Omotayo 84.
Attendance: 1912 (64 from Lynn).
Tonight's National League North results
AFC Fylde v Blyth Spartans P-P
Telford United v Farsley Celtic P-P
Banbury United 2 Chester 2
Boston United 2 Kidderminster 1
Chorley 2 Spennymoor Town 0
Curzon Ashton 0 Leamington 0
Darlington 2 Alfreton Town 1
Gloucester City 0 Buxton 0
Kettering 2 Hereford 0
Scarborough Athletic 3 King's Lynn 3
Southport 2 Brackley Town 2