Resurgent Town stun King’s Lynn

SCORER -- Alex Ford (in white) takes charge at King's Lynn. Photo by Ian Burt (Eastern Daily Press)
SCORER -- Alex Ford (in white) takes charge at King's Lynn. Photo by Ian Burt (Eastern Daily Press)

ROCK-bottom Hucknall Town produced an excellent display to stun high-flying King’s Lynn in what transpired to be joint-managers Gary Sucharewycz and Ian Robinson’s last game.

Poor defending cost the hosts but it secured Hucknall’s second 4-2 away win in a row in Division One South of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.

Lynn had the better early efforts, Steve Spriggs and Russell Dunkley going close, while Karl Demidh raced clear for Hucknall but keeper Danny Gay was equal to his shot.

The lead came on 29 minutes when poor defending from a corner allowed Mat Millns space to head home.

Striker Shane Tolley then levelled on his debut for Lynn with a deflected shot following George Thomson’s miscued effort.

But the lead was Hucknall’s again within minutes as Alex Ford’s volley was blocked and the rebound fell to Demidh, who buried the opportunity.

Julian Topliss then poked wide after Jordan Yong’s mistake, before James Martin made a fine double save to deny Spriggs and Tolley on half-time.

And three minutes after the re-start Martin’s heroics were rewarded as Tris Whitman delivered a cross which Ford gratefully nodded in from close range.

And by 54 minutes it was effectively game over, as Millns had space to nod down to Topliss and he volleyed home Hucknall’s fourth goal.

Lynn made attacking changes but only Tolley’s second goal of the game on 72 minutes, turning home Sam Mulready’s cross, would threaten Hucknall’s superiority, although Martin did make a fine save to deny Thomson with ten minutes to go.

But the points were safely with Hucknall, and although there was little indication of what would follow in the coming days, those points could still prove vital.