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King's Lynn 5 Buxton 2
4th April 1983
With Lynn leading by a single goal after nearly an hour's play who would have thought such a scoreline was possible
But Monday's NPL Fixture was full of twists as the Linnets completed an unbeaten Easter programme
For a long time the only goal separating the clubs was a fourth minute penalty put away by Jim Kabia after Chris Watts had been bundled down.
Buxton, forced to go forward to repair the damage, had one clear chance through Marlin Naughton who shot weakly wide.
Lynn could have had a second when Richard Johnston moved in on Keith Rudd's corner only to blast a volley over the bar.
Both sides had their problems in the muddy conditions especially once the goal rush started.
After 56 minutes a teasing centre by Paul Bartlett, aimed for the unmarked Kabia, flew off the head of full hack Len Yates and past his stranded keeper into the net.
Soon afterwards, Dave Burrows forced in his first goat of the season
Buxton kept their hopes alive when Richard Davis neatly turned a shot over Andy Claxton in the 70th minute
A mis-cued clearance by Johnston nearly gave Buxton a second goal as the ball skidded inches from the line. hut at the other end Mark Stanley was even closer to an own goal
when he headed powerfully against the post. In the last five minutes Kabia and Bartlett took advantage of tiredness in the Buxton defence to increase Lynn's lead, while Ian Rogers scored from close range for Buxton.
Lynn: Claxton, Bartlett, Bircumshaw, Johnston, Wiles, Easthall, Foster, Watts. Burrows Kabia, Rudd: sub Lindsay
Buxton: Cooper, Yates, Stanley, Guest, Warburton, Davis, Oxley, Rogers, Naughton, Harris (sub Vernon 80 mins). Orritt.
Referee: B Overton (Boston) Attendance : 380.
Report by permission of the Lynn News