Worksop Town 3 King’s Lynn 3
PUBLISHED: 06:00 14 November 2013
King’s Lynn crashed out of the League Cup in heartbreaking fashion at Evo Stik Premier high-flyers Worksop Town.
The Linnets went out of the competition after losing 7-6 in a penalty shootout.
Skipper Ryan Clarke blasted the vital eighth spot kick over the bar after Andrew Hall had earlier missed his.
It was especially hard on King’s Lynn who had overturned a two-goal deficit and looked destined to go through until Jordan Lemon’s late equaliser.
Linnets boss Gary Setchell gave reserve team players Bradley Stewart, Chris Ward and Shaun Stocker a chance in a strong side.
And the Linnets dominated a makeshift Worksop Town side in the opening half of play.
Left wing Marc Goodfellow was a constant threat and he forced Jan Budtz into a hat-trick of stops in the first half, the pick coming on 37 minutes when Johnson let fly from range and the keeper dived full length to his left to keep it out.
King’s Lynn’s’s best chance fell to Greg Mills who scuffed his shot wide when free in the six-yard box.
Mark Shaw’s half-time talk looked to have done the trick though as just four minutes into the second half Josh Davies opened the scoring for Worksop.
He met Lemon’s cross and powered it home from around the penalty spot.
Three minutes later Ellis Wall doubled the home side’s lead, smashing the ball home after Lynn failed to clear their lines.
Hall’s penalty on the hour gave the Linnets hope.
And 10 minutes later a superb strike from Jake Jones had them level, the midfielder picking the ball up out side the box and putting a rocket shot into the bottom corner.
Marc Goodfellow’s free-kick looked to have won it for the Linnets only for Lemon’s late strike to send the tie to spot kicks.