The Linnets continued their Southern League promotion
push without having to break sweat against Banbury at
The Walks on Saturday.
Two goals in one first-half minute was scant reward for
Lynn's domination in the first period, but it was good
enough to see off the Puritans, who had no answer to
Lynn's fluent football.
Linnets boss Keith Webb said: "Our football in the first
half was some of the best since I arrived here.
"We could and should have had a lot more goals to show
for our domination.
"Our passing and movement on and off the ball was
Jack Defty tested veteran Banbury keeper Alan Judge
first before Greg Crane forced an acrobatic save with a
bullet header from Luke Fell's corner.
The trio of Michael Frew, Dean West and Steve Melton
went close before Lynn went ahead with 31 minutes on the
Defty's knock down found Sam McMahon who hammered home
emphatically just inside the box.
Less than 60 seconds later, Frew played in Fell, who
slid the ball under Judge for Lynn's 50th league strike
of the campaign.
Melton went close with an overhead kick, while at the
other end Paul Crichton was called upon to deny both Jon
Gardner and Andy Baird.
The second half was a non-event compared to the first 45
minutes, but it was Banbury who came closest to scoring,
but Crichton foiled Baird, Gardner and George Redknapp
with his razor-sharp reactions.
Lynn: Crichton, West, Blois, Warren, Crane, Camm,
Fell (Fisk 56), McMahon, J. Defty (Nolan 64), Frew
(Notman 73), Melton. Subs (not used): McAnally, C.
Defty. Booking: Warren.|
Goals: McMahon (31), Fell (32).
Banbury: Judge, Robinson, Kinch, Sullivan,
Jackson (Blossom 45), Pond, Stanbridge (Bridges 76),
Lamb (Redknapp 45), Forinton, Baird, Gardner.
Attendance: 917 Referee: S. Ross (Lincs).
MoM: Sam McMahon