King's Lynn 1, Stocksbridge Park Steels 3

Lynn slumped to a miserable opening day Unibond Premier Division defeat against newly promoted Stocksbridge today at The Walks.

King's Lynn 1, Stocksbridge 3

Lynn slumped to a miserable opening day Unibond Premier Division defeat against newly promoted Stocksbridge today at The Walks.

Gareth Sheldon fired Carl Heggs' men in front on four minutes with a close range finish but Brian Cusworth cancelled out Lynn's opener with a messy first half equaliser.

Alvin Riley and Richard Stirrup punished slack defending after the restart to stun a bumper 1,047.

Watch Carl Heggs' post-match verdict on edp24.co.uk/kingslynn from 7pm tonight

Lynn: White, Magunda, Murray (Martin 82), Johnson (Smith 58), McAughtrie, Boyce, Story, Lloyd, Sheldon, Birley, Beswick (Green 58). Subs (not used): Webb, Whatsize.

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Goal: Sheldon (4)

Stocksbridge: Scott, Green, Schofield, Dawson, Lovell, Hawes, Ring (Stirrup 75), Telling, Cusworth (Riley 48), Ward, Vardy. Subs (not used): Wilkinson, Cockerill, Hewitt.

Goals: Cusworth (39), Ring (54), Vardy (81)

Referee: I Dudley

Att: 1,047