|Lynn 2 Evesham United 1|
The Linnets went up to third place after
this game, when the result turned out to be more important than the
With five goals featuring in each of The Walks outfit's previous two games, this one was of a different sort for unpredictable Lynn, and it saw few clear-cut chances.
Evesham spectacularly equalised a Sam McMahon goal, but the visitors had a man sent off before Danny Bloomfield fired in his seventh goal in six matches.
Linnets boss Tommy Taylor said: "We had to win the game. We haven't played well but got the three points. We've played better, and got nothing.
"It wasn't nice, but you're going to get games like that.
"You can't whack sides every week.
"After we scored we went long-ball again, it was just 'get rid'. I said to the two centre-halves, start passing the ball into the midfield.
"They were a team of bullies. I said to the boys that one or two may get sent off in the second half.
"They had a bit of pace up front, quicker than our centre-halves."
A hand injury to skipper Jack Defty following an awkward fall meant James Bunn made his home debut a bit earlier in the game than he would have wished.
But the former Spurs trainee and England schoolboy, still seeking fitness after a long lay-off, showed enough to suggest he could be the answer to Lynn's frontman problems.
He showed control, good touch and vision, was not afraid to shoot from any angle, and went off to generous applause.
Taylor said of Bunn: "You know when the ball goes
into him, they won't get it back.
Lynn: Higgs, Jones,
Smith, McMahon, Cooper, McNeil, Defty (Bunn 35 – Harris 89), Anselin, Kelly,
Bloomfield, O'Halloran. Subs not used: Harvey, Hammond, Benstead. Booked:
O'Halloran (44 minutes, diving).
Goals: McMahon 49, Bloomfield 80.
Evesham: Adey, Watson, Hamilton (Pinkney 42), Robinson, Cooper, O'Toole, Blake (Hall 59), Hadland, Ball, Clarke, Martin. Not used: Lawrence, Spiers, Knurek.
Booked: Hamilton (25, foul), O'Toole (78, not retreating), Ball (38, diving). Sent-off: Pinkney (85, violent conduct). Goal: Ball 72.
Referee: G. Sandell (Norwich). Attendance: 771.
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|Lynn News Man of the Match - Matt O'Halloran|
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