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.

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.

Most Read

• Notts County have confirmed that former Linnets manager Carl Heggs has left his role as chief scout. Heggs, who joined the Magpies in January 2010, was caretaker manager for two games this month following the departure of Paul Ince. Conditioning coach Lee Taylor and head masseur Marcus Drake have also been released.