Leamington 3 King’s Lynn Town 0 – Linnets leave high-flyers empty-handed
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King's Lynn put up a brave fight against promotion hopefuls Leamington but were eventually outdone by three second half goals as they fell to a fifth defeat of the season.
A goalless first half had given the visitors hope at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium but Leamington showed their class to extend their unbeaten record at home to seven matches.
Gary Setchell welcomed back defender Ryan Fryatt to the side in place of Eoin McQuaid but it was the hosts who made the better start.
Thompson-Brown turned inside on 13 minutes and sent a low shot towards Alex Street but the ball rippled the wrong side of the side netting.
Street had to be alert to deny Obeng's dangerous cross and Connor Gudger's powerful effort as the hosts continued to press for an opener.
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The visitors were lucky to still have 10 men after Fryatt lunged in for a second time after already being booked for a similar offence just minutes before.
The best chance of the half for the visitors came seven minutes before the break. A deep corner reached Sam Gaughran who sent a shot at goal but he was unlucky to see his effort cleared off the line. Somewhat against the run of play Leamington found the breakthrough on 54 minutes when Ahmed Obeng raced into the box before beating Street with a low finish.
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Any hopes of a comeback were all but shattered in the 83rd minute when Baker-Richardson drilled home a second just inside the penalty area and two minutes later substitute Edwards sealed the win with his first touch of the match.