Evo-Stik Division One South: King’s Lynn Town 3, Brigg Town 2
Lynn fought back from two goals down to secure a victory on another evening of drama at The Walks tonight.
An embarrassing mix-up between goalkeeper Alex Street and defender Jason Lee allowed Adam Lee to put the visitors in front. And the night didn't look to be getting any better when Liam Davis smashed home a great second to double his side's lead.
But after a miserable opening 35 minutes, Steve Spriggs' penalty and Dan Quigley's 66th-minute equaliser had given their side hope.
And an 89th-minute penalty from Jason Turner, after Scott Hellewell had been adjudged to have handled the ball, completed Lynn's comeback as they came out on the right side of a five-goal thriller for the second time in three days to move up to second in Evo-Stik Division One South.
Saturday's two-goal hero Jamie Forshaw started after changing the game from the bench at Lincoln. He replaced Jason Turner. Suspension-free defender Ross Watson and striker Russell Dunkley, returning from a calf problem, had to make do with places on the bench.
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Lynn's faithful had hoped for an improved showing from their side at The Walks after their last two matches had ended in a draw and an after-extra-time FA Cup defeat.
But it certainly didn't materialise early on as Street and Lee gifted Brigg the lead after an awful mix-up. The Linnets keeper should have commanded the situation but dallied. The lack of communication between the pair saw Lee head it past Street and the former's Brigg namesake was the grateful recipient as he rolled the ball into an empty net.
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The comical moment appeared to rock Gary Setchell's side, especially defensively, and they were all over the shop. And they were made to pay for it just before the half-hour mark when Davis' thumping right-footed half volley from 25 yards gave Street no chance and doubled his team's lead.
Lynn defender Lee went close to making amends for his part in the opener when he crashed a long-range effort against the post after a storming run from the back. However, the hosts did reduce their deficit before the break when Spriggs slotted home from the penalty spot after being upended by the visitors' captain Oliver Fisher.
Richard Bunting nearly made it 2-2 after the break with a searing drive from way out as Lynn's ascendency grew. And that pressure eventually told as Quigley - minutes after having one header saved and another crashing against the bar - equalised just past the hour mark.
And as the game slowed, there was still plenty of time for Turner to steal the headlines in dramatic circumstances.
Lynn: Street, Fryatt (Watson, 77), Gulliver, Lee, Yong, Spriggs, Bunting, Quigley, Thurlbourne, Beaumont (Turner, 68), Forshaw (Dunkley, 46). Subs not used: Buhlemann, Hughes. Booked: Fryatt Goals: Spriggs (pen, 39), Quigley (66), Turner (pen, 89)
Brigg: Fenty, Archer, Heward, Lamb (Morley, 23), Fisher, Hellewell, Davis, Dickens, Preston (Davies, 49), Lee, Bowsley. Subs not used: Mansaram, Gee. Booked: Fisher, Heward. Goals: Lee (9), Davis (29).
Referee: C. Francis