King’s Lynn Town 3 Scunthorpe 1

King’s Lynn Town came from behind to pull off the biggest win of Adam Lakeland’s tenancy as manager.

Goals from Josh Coulson and George Morrison stunned the National League North leaders, who went ahead through former Linnet Andrew Boyce after 16 minutes - with Morrison adding his second in the final secon ds.

Lynn had to resort to some desperate defending at times as Scunthorpe threw the kitchen sink at them in the final minutes, but the hosts stood firm.

It was just the second league defeat of the season for Scunthorpe – and the second time Lakelands had masterminded a win over the Iron, having defeated them in August when he was in charge at Curzon Ashton.

It was the fourth win of since Lakeland took over – and the first over a team outside the drop zone.

Lakeland named the same starting XI and subs bench for the third game in a row, while former Linnets Michael Clunan, Tyler Denton and Ross Barrows all started for the visitors.

The Iron produced the first moment of danger, when Connor Smith cut in from the left and forced a save by Paul Jones who tipped it out for a corner.

But Ben Stephens should have put Lynn ahead on 11 minutes when he miskicked a Josh Coulson cross from three yards out - and in front of an open goal.

Scunthorpe’s opener was teed up by Jacob Butterfield, whose inswinging corner from the right was met by the head of former Linnets Andrew Boyce – who took advantage of far too much space in which to operate.

It signalled some good possession football by the visitors, but Lynn got themselves back in the game on 37 minutes when Coulson poked home after a goalmouth scramble after Stephens’ corner.

Two minutes later Lynn were ahead – and it owed much to some excellent work down the left by Bartosz Cybulski, which set up Billy Jones for a run into the area. Two players went for the same ball but Stephens rescued it and, back to goal, saw Morrison charging forward and laid the ball into his path – the youngster did the rest, driving low and hard from 20-plus yards to stun the visitors.

The Iron applied the pressure button at the start of the second half, but Lynn stood firm. It wasn’t until the 71st minute that Jones had to make his first save of the half – and that was a simple one.

King’s Lynn Town: P Jones, Ronan, Crowther, Coulson, McFadden, B Jones, Hargreaves, Morrison, Smith (Isaacson 81), Stephens (Rogers 90), Cybulski (Oke 90). Subs not used: Key, Fatadjo.

Goals: Coulson 37, Morrison 39, 90

Scunthorpe United: Fitzsimons, Evans, Boyce, Clunan, Butterfield, Scales (Jenkins 75), Smith, Law (Roberts 60), Denton, Barrows, Whitehall (Elliott 75). Subs not used: Kelly, Kouogun.

Goal: Boyce 16

Att: 1,140.