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King's Lynn 1 Barwell 0
29th September 2012
STRIKER Jason Turner fired King's Lynn Town through against higher-league opposition - but it was goalkeeper Alex Street who was the hero in a tie full of drama at The Walks.
Turner rounded the Barwell goalkeeper to sidefoot home the winner in the 68th minute after Street had twice saved a Jamie Towers penalty in the first half.
Street, back in the Lynn side for the cup-tied Danny Gay, twice-saved a Towers spot-kick, which had to be retaken after the Linnets goaleeper was spotted moving off his line.
Lynn's team showed three changes from the one which started the victory at Mickleover Sports last Saturday.
Goalkeeper Street returned to the team in place of Gay, while Ryan Fryatt replaced Jason Lee and Jason Turner got the nod over Rob Hughes.
Hughes and Lee took their place on the bench alongside Danny Beaumont, Dan Buhlemann and Jamie Forshaw as the Linnets began the game playing a 4-4-2.
The first chance of the contest came in the 12th minute when Jamie Towers' header from Paul Spacey's corner was headed off the line by Jamie Thurlbourne at the far post.
Four minutes later Barwell were awarded a penalty when Jamie Towers was upended in the box by Ryan Fryatt.
Towers saw his spot-kick saved by Street but was given a second chance after the Lynn goalkeeper was seen moving off his line.
The Barwell midfielder stepped up for a second time a few seconds later but unbelievably saw his penalty saved by Street down to his left again.
Lynn's first opportunity arrived in the 25th minute when Dan Quigley's drive was scrambled off the line by Mark Albrighton after Russell Dunkley had put Barwell had pressured Liam Castle into a mistake following a delightful centre from Jordan Yong.
Spriggs then saw his effort flash wide of Castle's left-hand post after some fine work by Turner.
The first chance of the second period came from the left-foot of Jamie Thurlbourne, whose 30-yard free-kick shaved the outside of the Barwell post.
Lynn deservedly took the lead on the blance of the play when a long ball over the top found Turner, who beat the advancing Castle before rolling the ball into an empty net.
The Walks outfit were forced to defend resolutely for the final 20 minutes with a lob from Towers the closest Barwell came to finding an equaliser.
Lynn did create further opportunities of their own as Forshaw saw his shot cleared off the line and Bunting drilled well after being played in by the Lynn substitute.
King's Lynn Town: Street, Watson, Yong, Fryatt, Gulliver, Bunting, Spriggs (Beaumont 81), Quigley, Dunkley, Turner (Forshaw 77), Thurlbourne.
Barwell: Castle, Lower (Bates 79), McAteer, G. Hadland, Albrighton, Lavery, Towers, S. Hadland (Edwards 72), Barlone, Weale, Spacey (Oddy 69).
Attendance: 466.
Report by permission of the Lynn News