Three first half goals condemned Biggleswade Town to a 4-2 defeat at home to Kings Lynn on Saturday.
The Waders began playing the better football and it was no surprise when they took an early lead in this Southern League Premier clash. After seven minutes a corner in from the left was headed on by Evan Key to Craig Daniel and he turned 180 degrees to pump the ball home.
Biggleswade continued with the fast flowing football until an contentious penalty decision for handball went against them in the 14th minute. Michael Clunnan stepped up with a well taken penalty to level the scores.
The Waders, rattled by the decision, lost their rhythm as Kings Lynn tormented a deflated defence.
John Sands scored twice in three minutes. His first on 20 minutes was a simple conversion from a cross from the left from Clunnan while the second came from a header, Clunnan the supplier again. There was no further score from the first half and the home side certainly needed the break to regroup.
The Waders started the second period brightly with some entertaining football going forward from Inih Effiong, Nick Freeman and Tony Burnett. But Lynn administered a killer blow as Toby Hilliard powered home their fourth goal from 18 yards just seven minutes in.
Waders pressed Kings Lynn into their own half for long periods and Nick Freeman ended a solo run with a fine shot past the keeper to set up a lively last half hour.
The home side looked the more likely to score again but they couldn’t find a way through and Kings Lynn returned to Norfolk with the points.