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Daventry Town 1 King's Lynn 1
8th September 2012
A LAST-GASP penalty kept Lynn in the FA Cup this afternoon as striker Jason Turner made amends for his midweek miss from the spot.
The Linnets looked to be heading out of the competition after Scott Cross had given the home side the lead just after the hour.
But Turner stepped up three minutes into injury time to earn his side a replay on Tuesday night.
Boss Gary Setchell praised Turner's character for converting the spot kick, but was bitterly disappointed with the goal his team conceded.
"Individual players have got to do their jobs. The goals we are conceding are of our own making", he said.
Although he is set to be boosted by the return of Dan Quigley from suspension for the replay, he also warned: "We have got a massive job to do on Tuesday night."
Lynn, who fielded new signing Jason Lee against the club he left in the summer, should have had the perfect start when a defensive mistake left Jamie Forshaw through on goal inside the first minute, but he shot tamely straight at the home keeper.
Despite the hosts having more possession, the visitors had the better of the first half chances and had the ball in the net on 27 minutes, only for a linesman's flag to rule out Forshaw's effort.
But Lynn have been vulnerable from set-pieces so far this season and they were exposed again on 61 minutes.
Kyle Cartwright headed against the bar after the Linnets' defence failed to deal with a right-wing corner and Cross poked in the rebound from close range.
The hosts, who had improved since the break, took control thereafter and looked more likely to get a second, despite Jamie Thurlbourne going close from distance.
But Lynn were given their reprieve in stoppage time when Neil King was adjudged to have handled in the box despite furious protests from the home team.
And Turner, who missed from 12 yards against Carlton in midweek, smashed the ball down the middle to square the tie.
There was still time for Steve Spriggs to go close to winning it in the dying seconds, but both teams taking a place in Monday's draw was probably the fairest outcome. Daventry: Morris, Simpson, Gould, Sanders, Cartwright, Oulton, A King, N King, Cross (Confue 66), Beckley, Liburd (Gearing 44). Subs not used: Blake, McCredie, Holford. Scorer: Cross (61). Booked: Morris, Cartwright
Lynn: Street, Fryatt, Yong (Buhlemann 78), Lee, Gulliver, Bunting, Spriggs, Hughes (Beaumont 67), Forshaw (Dunkley 82), Turner, Thurlbourne.
Sub not used: McLeish Scorer: Turner (90).
Attendance: 203.
Report by permission of the Lynn News