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Clevedon Town 2 King's Lynn 2
2nd February 2008
The Linnets made an impressive start and they took the lead in the 17th minute when a Michael Frew centre found Jack Defty, who fired home after playing a neat one-two with Danny Bloomfield. Clevedon's Kevin Davies equalised on 36 minutes from the penalty spot after Ben Chapman, who had incensed the home crowd with a late tackle two minutes beforehand, lost his head and body checked Kris Leek in the box.
The Linnets should have taken a slender lead into the break, but Defty missed a gilt edged chance from only two yards out soon after Clevedon's reply.
Seven minutes into the second half Lynn regained the lad when Greg Crane's header from a corner was brilliantly saved by the home keeper Dany Greaves only for the ball to fall to Frew, who nodded home.
In the 85th minute Danny Haines corner from the right was met by the unmarked Scott Hendy to level the scores for the second time.
Two minutes from time Clevedon's Davies saw his curling shot strike the base of the post with Howie well beaten and in the dying seconds Matt Prosser hooked wide as the hosts finished the game on top.
Webb said: "It was a little bit frustrating and it was as if we'd lost the game in the dressing room afterwards.
"One lapse in concentration has cost us and we conceded a needless penalty, which Ben (Chapman) apologised about.
"Clevedon hit the post, but other than that Scott Howie hasn't had a save to make.
"Coming to a place like this isn't easy and our record here isn't the best, but we've stood up and been counted and got ourselves a point.
"It was a bit of a battle, but I thought we competed well."
Clevedon Town: Greaves; Davies; Haynes; Scott; Hendy; Trought; Sylvester; Cook (Prosser 35); Symmonds (Bassett 62); Page; Leek Subs (not used): Brigham. Booked: Scott (40), Symons (41), Trought (75), Haines (80)
Lynn: Howie: West: Chapman; Warren; Crane; Camm; Frew; Sedgemore; J Defty; Bloomfield (Nolan 61); Francis Subs (not used): Turner; C Defty; Fisk; Murray. Booked: Camm (90)
Referee: A.Newell Att: 212
Report by permission of the Lynn News