HOLBEACH UNITED 0 KING’S LYNN TOWN 2 (Turner 2 & 9): JASON Turner’s double put the Linnets on the brink of the UCL Premier Division title as the Tigers were stung by two early strikes on Easter Monday.
The ex-Wellingborough Town hitman took his tally to 35 for the season with a brilliant brace, leaving Holbeach with an uphill battle to end their five-game winless streak.
John Chand was impressed with how his side reacted to the early hammer blows though, insisting that the Tigers more than matched the league leaders for the final 70 minutes.
Chand said: “We just didn’t get started early on and were made to pay for it. Turner took his goals really well.
“But after that I’d say we were more than a match for them. If we’d have managed to get a goal back things could have been much different.
“They were time wasting a bit and wanted the game finished, which I take as a compliment.
“Overall we gave a good account of ourselves against a side that now look likely to win the league, so I’m not too unhappy.”
All of the damage was done inside the first ten minutes, with the league’s leading scorer chief destroyer.
Turner needed just two minutes to break the deadlock, expertly heading home a Jamie Thurlbourne corner from the right.
It was effectively all over seven minutes later when big Jack Defty flicked on Jordan Yong’s long ball into the path of Turner, who lashed home number two from 20 yards.
Holbeach improved markedly with Andrew Tidswell forcing a couple of decent stops from Alex Street and the lively Mitch Griffiths seeing an effort hit the woodwork.
Lynn skipper Ross Watson also hit the bar in the second period, with no further goals added.
Holbeach now host Cogenhoe United at Carter’s Park this Saturday (3pm).
Tigers: Overton, Allen, Jackson (Goodhand), Kennedy, Brown, Treacher (Wilson), Flack, Stupple, Tidswell, Nimmo, Griffiths.