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MATCH REPORT: Linnets halt Borough’s record run

ON TARGET: Lee Hurkett (left) scored a deflected strike for Haverhill Borough last night
ON TARGET: Lee Hurkett (left) scored a deflected strike for Haverhill Borough last night

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Haverhill Borough 1 King’s Lynn Town Reserves 2

Haverhill Borough saw their club-record winning streak of 10 games come to an end last night against mid-table King’s Lynn Reserves.

A crowd of 36 were treated to a game that included three goals and a sending off which for the home supporters, ended in disappointment.

Half-way through the first half, King’s Lynn took advantage of a slip in midfield with Eoin Mcquaid rounding off the counter-attack with the first goal.

King’s Lynn extended their lead before half-time after a remarkable back-heel volley from Kieran Shipp.

At the mid-point of the second half, the Norfolk visitors were reduced to 10 men with their number nine receiving two yellow cards in the same incident; one for the challenge and one for confronting the assistant referee.

Haverhill pulled a goal back on 77 minutes after Lee Hurkett’s free-kick deflected into the Linnets’ goal.

Hurkett’s goal proved to be merely a consolation for the Boro who, despite the loss, still sit second in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division.

Martin Westcott’s Borough side now do not have another league game until they host Holland FC on Saturday, March 18 (3pm) — in more than two weeks’ time.

Borough return to action a week on Saturday when they travel to Woodbridge Town for their Suffolk FA Senior Cup semi-final against The Woodpeckers at their Notcutts Park ground (3pm).

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