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Re: Gateshead away
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2020, 07:08:47 PM »
Greg Plummer report:

National League North

Gateshead 1, King's Lynn Town 2

Simon Power was the matchwinner as his first goals for King's Lynn Town gave them a crucial away win this afternoon.

The Norwich City loanee put the Linnets in front after 17 minutes as Ian Culverhouse's side controlled the first period at the International Stadium.

But they were pegged back six minutes after the restart when JJ O'Donnell headed home a leveller for Gateshead, who were unbeaten in 11 at the start of play, from a corner.

And the West Norfolk side found themselves under severe pressure for much of the second half at a ground they had not won on in five previous visits.

But they found a winner eight minutes from time when Sonny Carey found Power, who beat two defenders before firing home.

Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse said: "It's a massive win for us and I can't speak highly enough of the players who keep coming up with the answers.

"I thought first half we were excellent, we bossed the game and kept possession but in the second half they really came at us and we were hanging on in the end.

"We got done from a restart, which I was disappointed about because we are normally good at them, and it became a battle after that.

"Simon (Power) has come back in and took his goals really well. He has got to learn the game but he's got a good future. He's a good weapon to have in your side."

Tensions looked set to boil over amid some altercations between rival supporters on the final whistle and the Lynn team bus was given a police escort away from the ground.

With their main title rivals York City winning 3-1 at Alfreton Town, Lynn remain second in the table, two points behind the Yorkshire outfit with four games in hand.

However, they can return to the top on Tuesday with a win over bottom side Bradford Park Avenue - who recorded only their fourth league win of the season today against Chester - at the Walks
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