Northampton Spencer 3, King’s Lynn Town 4

King's Lynn responded well in their first outing after losing their potential UCL title-decider to St Neots – scoring twice in the opening 15 minutes on their way to an away Premier Division win in Northamptonshire.

They made the perfect start with a goal after four minutes – Jamie Alsop crossing from the left and Danny White planting a firm header past Pete Smith from six yards. And they increased their lead with a trademark free-kick by Jamie Thurlbourne – beating Smith from 22 yards after Jack Defty had been fouled.

Spencer pulled a goal back two minutes later. Alex Street made a fine save from Claudio Hobane. But from the resulting corner Alf Deakin headed across goal for centre-half Bobby Leah to score.

Lynn added a third goal early in the second half when Robbie Harris slipped a pass through for Steve Spriggs to beat Smith with a low shot from 10 yards.

Spencer responded well by pulling a goal back on 66 minutes with a fast counter attack which ended in Dan Stuart lobbing Street.


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Lynn appeared to have made the points safe when Chris Bacon ran on to a lofted pass from fellow substitute Daniel Buhlemann to slot past Smith.

However, Spencer were still not finished as centre-forward Lewis Haycock beat Street to a ball lofted over the defence to set up a nervy last few moments for the Linnets.

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