Video highlights: Evo-Stik Premier Division; Ilkeston 3, King’s Lynn Town 3
- Credit: Matthew Usher
Two goals in two minutes late in the game earned King's Lynn a point in a dramatic clash in Derbyshire.
Similarly to the corresponding fixture a year earlier, the Linnets defied being reduced to ten men in the second-half to fight back and earn what on this occasion was just one point rather than the three.
The Linnets took the lead with the game's first meaningful attack on four minutes.
David Bridges' deft flick sent Jake Jones in on goal and he rounded keeper Jordan Smith before netting from a narrow angle.
The hosts were level within 60 seconds. Chey Adams' shot was well tipped over by Alex Street but from the resulting James Reid corner Kane Richards got free to head the equaliser.
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Street then pushed away a long-range David Morgan free-kick while at the other end Dan Quigley headed too high from a Jones cross.
But after Adams had flashed an effort across the face of goal for the hosts they took the lead on 33 minutes when Richards worked hard down the right and crossed for former Linnet Rob Duffy to head powerfully past Street.
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Duffy was then denied by Street just before the break, with his low shot hacked away by the keeper's foot.
The visitors threatened first in the second-half with George Thomson's half volley from 25 yards straight at Smith, but the Robins then scored their third when great work by Adams saw him get to the byline from where he pulled the ball back to Richards, who finished well from ten yards out.
Substitue Steve Spriggs' low ball into the box narrowly missed two incoming Linnets players midway through the second-half before at the other end Ross Watson did well to block an Adams shot out for a corner.
The Linnets were then reduced to ten men on 74 minutes when Jackson Ramm received his second yellow card, but despite that it was they who then suddenly pulled the game level with two goals in two minutes.
First substitute Sam Mulready curled home after a mistake at the back and then fellow substitute Steve Spriggs did well down the right before crossing for Michael Frew to head home.
Ilkeston's Mike Williams then headed a good chance at Street before setting up Adams on 89 minutes who was denied a goal by a superb block from Watson, an act that surely saved the visitors from losing a point they had battled so hard to earn.
- Match footage provided by Ilkeston TV - the club's official YouTube channel.