The Linnets moved back to third in the
table in a game which saw both teams reduced to 10 players at The Walks.
A second half brace from Jack Defty and
first half strikes from Danny Bloomfield and Matt O'Halloran saw Lynn to
victory, with Team Bath replying twice in the final two minutes.
visitors were the first to see red when Nick Hudson was dismissed for a
professional foul on Bloomfield 16 minutes into the contest.
Bunn was the second player to receive his marching orders when, a minute from
time, he left for an early bath after a reckless challenge on Kes Metitiri.
Linnets boss Tommy Taylor had no complaints about Bunn's
sending-off, saying: "I think the tackle just came out of
"James had no need to make it as the ball was going out of
On his side's performance, Taylor said: "I was very disappointed
how we conceded two late goals.
"We just didn't pick their players up and
it gave the score a much closer look than what it actually was.
honest we should have been five or six goals in the clear. Our first half tempo
and passing was good, but it fell away after the break and we struggled to
"I thought Matt O'Halloran played for himself and not the
team at times."
Lynn could have easily notched up a cricket score had
they taken all of their first half opportunities.
The opening goal came
eight minutes into the match when Dean West and Jack Defty combined for
Bloomfield to slide the ball home.
Bloomfield was then denied by Darren
Chitty's legs before being hauled back by Hudson when clean through on
Jack Defty somehow contrived to screw a shot wide with the goal at
his mercy before Higgs denied Marc Canham and Danny Maye from a Sean Canham
corner in quick succession.
Lynn doubled their advantage when the
impressive Adam Smith's shot was emphatically dispatched by O'Halloran on the
volley 11 minutes before the break.
O'Halloran then hit the post soon
after the restart following a fine pass from Sam McMahon before Defty chipped
home Lynn's third in the 58th minute.
Defty completed Lynn's tally 13
minutes from the end after being picked out by Smith with a peach of a
Two minutes from time Team Bath substitute Jake Reid grabbed the
first of two quick consolation goals.
In the middle of Reid's quickfire
brace was the dismissal of Bunn.
Lynn: Higgs, C. Defty (Harvey
59), Smith, McMahon, Cooper, Hammond, J. Defty, West, Camm, Bloomfield (Bunn
62), O'Halloran (Jones 90). Subs not used: O'Neil and Benstead.
D. Chitty, P. Tisdale, (D. Coppard 64), D. Maye, D. Smith, N. Hudson. K. Metitiri, S. Cook (D. Blake 59), M. Canham, A. Adams (J. Reid 64), S. Canham, J.
Long. Not used: B. Cozic and J. Giles.
Referee: M. Blackledge (Peterborough).