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King's Lynn 1 Worksop Town 3
10th Deceember 2013
King's Lynn Town suffered their third home EvoStik League defeat of the season at the hands of a clinical Worksop outfit at The Walks.
Gary Setchell's side matched their high-flying visitors for long periods of the game but the difference on the night proved to be red-hot Tigers Frontman Leon Mettam.
Mettam, the league's leading scorer, added two more goals to take his season's tally to 28 in all competitions.
The Linnets started the brighter of the two sides with Jordan Yong's centre flashing across the face of the Worksop goal before the left-back tried his luck from long-range a few minutes later.
Worksop, who had scored in every game going into tonight's match, took just seven minutes to extend that record.
There looked little danger when the ball came into the Lynn box until Jack Adams' flick-on found the prolific Mettam who did the rest with a thumping finish.
Both Mettam and Laurence Gaughan spurned further opportunities to increase Worksop's early advantage before Lynn striker Massiah McDonald saw his effort blocked by Adam Quinn at the other end.
The Tigers doubled their advantage in the 22nd minute when Linnets goalkeeper Alex Street failed to collect Jake Scott's free-kick and Quinn was on hand to fire the loose ball home.It was anything but one-sided though and in the 29th minute McDonald sprinted down the right and crossed for Marc Goodfellow whose shot just dipped over the woodwork.
Jack Muldoon's piledriver hit colleague Tom Denton full in the face to deny The Tigers a certain third and shortly after the former was inches away after some nice interplay just inside the Lynn box.
Worksop's third goal came ten minutes into the second period when Mettam ran on to a hooked clearance from Jack Adams and produced another piece of clinical finishing.
Lynn grabbed a deserved consolation when substitute Sam Mulready crossed for fellow sub Rob Duffy to convert with ease.
The goal maintained Worksop's record of conceding in every game on their travels this season - but Mark Shaw's side, who moved up to third in the league table as a result of this win, were still far too good for Lynn. King's Lynn Town: Street, Clarke, Yong, Lee (E. Clarke 84), Fryatt, Thomson, Hall, Quigley, McDonald, McGovern (Duffy 46), Goodfellow (Mulready 67).
Booked: Hall, R.Clarke, Thomson, McDonald, Duffy.
Goal: Duffy (71).
Worksop Town: Budtz, Scott, Roe, Adams, Quinn (Lemon 50), Gaughan, Muldoon, Clarke, Denton, Mettam (Davies 86), Higginson (Cole 70). Booked: Higginson.
Goals: Mettam (7, 55), Quinn (22),
Referee: Chris Francis. Attendance: 389.
Report by permission of the Lynn News