King's Lynn 3 Brigg 2
18th September 2012
AN 88th-minute penalty from substitute Jason Turner saw King's Lynn Town complete a storming Evo-Stik League comeback at The Walks tonight.
Turner's last-gasp spot-kick lifted Lynn to second in the table after goals from Steve Spriggs and Dan Quigley saw Lynn overturn an early two-goal deficit.
The Linnets had been staring their second league defeat in the face after an inept first half display in front of a disappointing crowd of 360.
Manager Gary Setchell made one change from the side which started at Lincoln on Saturday with Jamie Forshaw replacing Jason Turner up-front.
But little was seen of either Forshaw or Beaumont in the first 45 minutes as Lynn were run ragged by their North Lincolnshire visitors.
Brigg took the lead nine minutes in following a comical mix-up at the back between defender Jason Lee and goalkeeper Alex Street.
Street failed to come for a ball and a hesitant Lee headed the ball over him and into the path of a grateful Adam Lee who opened the scoring with the easiest of tap-ins.
It could have easily been 2-0 a few minutes later when a sloppy back pass from Ryan Fryatt was pounced upon by Stuart Preston, only for the striker to fire wide of the target.
The Zebras deservedly doubled their advantage in the 29th minute when the home defence stood off Liam Davis and the midfielder smashed the ball home from 25 yards.
Lee struck the Brigg post following a burst into the box before Spriggs' spot-kick gave Lynn hope going into the interval.
Lynn introduced Dunkley into the action at the start of the second period and immediately became more of a threat.
Midfielder Richard Bunting's shot whistled past the post 10 minutes into the half as Lynn stepped up a gear.
Quigley then saw his close-range header brilliantly saved by Miles Fenty before hitting the woodwork with another header from the resulting corner.
The midfielder's perseverance paid off in the 66th minute when he fired home an equaliser from just inside the box.
And with two minutes remaining Brigg's Scott Hellewell handled the ball in the box and Turner did the rest from the spot.
|King's Lynn Town: Street, Fryatt (Watson 78), Yong, Lee, Gulliver, Bunting, Spriggs, Quigley, Beaumont (Turner 68), Forshaw (Dunkley 46), Thurlbourne.
Brigg Town: Fenty, Archer, Heward, Lamb (Morley 20), Fisher, Hellewell, Davis, Dickens, Preston (Davies 49), Lee, Bowsley.
Report by permission of the Lynn News