BY NICK WILSON
League leaders Kings Lynn halted Basingstoke’s unbeaten home run with a deserved 2-1 victory, the first team to take all three points from the Camrose since the opening day back in August.
The visitors had the better of the first half and took the lead after 25 minutes, Marcus Johnson-Schuster brought down Ryan Hawkins and Michael Clucan sent Colm McAdden the wrong way from the spot. It was almost two before half-time as Ryan Hawkins drove at the home defence and smacked a shot against the base of the post from 20 yards.
Basingstoke were gifted a controversial equaliser just after the break as Sam Argent’s challenge on keeper Alexander Street went unpunished and Ben Wright bundled the loose ball into the net, despite furious appeals from the away side. Kings Lynn were stung into a strong response and parity lasted just 3 minutes as the retook the lead. Michael Gash’s header bounced back off the crossbar, straight to the feet of Sam Graughan who finished to put his side back in front.
Basingstoke pressed as the game wound down, Shane Hollamby volleyed just wide as did Ben Wright at the death but the hosts couldn’t find the equaliser.