Late goal earns King’s Lynn Town away win at Histon

Ryan Fryatt, middle, has become a key figure at King's Lynn Town. Picture: IAN BURT

Ryan Fryatt, middle, has become a key figure at King's Lynn Town. Picture: IAN BURT - Credit: Ian Burt

Defender Ryan Fryatt was the late hero as King's Lynn Town picked up their second Southern Premier League away win of the season.

Fryatt was on hand to poke home substitute Jack Friend's centre as Gary Setchell's side doubled the number of goals scored on their league travels in one game.

The two teams shared six goals in the corresponding fixture at The Walks back in September and it was easy to see why in an end-to-end first 45 minutes.

An early chance for the hosts saw Ryan Auger smash a free-kick into the wall. Lynn responded immediately when the recalled Sam Mulready let rip from 20 yards out but his effort whistled past the post.

Lynn should have got their noses in front in the 26th minute when Fryatt delivered a delicious ball from the right but Jacek Zielonka's thumping header flew over the woodwork.

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Soon after, long-range specialist Michael Clunan tried his luck from just inside the home half but his audacious punt was narrowly wide of the target.

Histon defender Luke Trotman was twice called upon to take the ball off the head of Zielonka as Lynn piled forward in search of an opening goal while Clunan volleyed over as the game approached the interval.

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Two minutes after the restart Nick Freeman's smart turn and shot forced Alex Street into his first serious save of the evening.

Lynn made a double change midway through the second period with Friend and Dylan Edge replacing Mulready and Zielonka.

The change had an immediate effect as David Bridges nodded home Liam Hurst's flick on at the near post.

But less than a minute after going in front, the game was all-square when Street slipped when trying to clear his lines and the ball was smashed into the empty net by Sam Ives.

Lynn were due some luck and it arrived 10 minutes from time when Friend's centre sailed across the face of goal and Fryatt got the decisive touch for 2-1.

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