Lynn 3 Northwood 2

A brief half-time dressing down from manager Tommy Taylor breathed new life into Lynn's Southern League promotion push.
Taylor was furious with his side's display in the first 45 minutes after Northwood had levelled Grant Cooper's opener.
Lynn emerged from the changing rooms some five minutes earlier than their opponents and Taylor said: "I wasn't happy with the first half and the players had given me the right hump.
"I told the players that if they want to throw the game up the wall then to at least try to pass the ball properly.
"The crowd were also so quiet when we really needed them to get behind us."
Taylor's telling-off had the desired effect with Lynn netting two goals inside the first 11 minutes of the second period.
   

The Linnets could even afford the luxury of a missed penalty from Matty Nolan in the 34th minute, but to be fair the striker was foiled by a fine save from Rob Bullivant, who was in great form throughout the 90 minutes, to his right.
Lynn took the lead two minutes later thanks to a cool finish from Grant Cooper, but their lead was short-lived when James Shipperley nodded home after Gavin Hart's shot cannoned back off the underside of the bar.
The Walks outfit were like a side possessed after the restart and within 14 seconds Matt O'Halloran had slotted home Nolan's perfect centre.
Ten minutes later Jack Defty fed the ball through to Nolan, who made it 3-1.
But as usual, the Linnets left their fans on the edge of their seats for the final few 20 minutes when Dean Clark netted with an overhead kick.

Lynn: Benstead, West, Smith, McMahon, Cooper, Camm, Defty, Anselin (Charles 77), Nolan (Hammond 90), Carey, O'Halloran (Harvey 90). Substitutes (not used): Peters, Higgs.
Goals: Cooper (36th minute), O'Halloran (46th), Nolan (49th).
Northwood: Bullivant, Nolan (Hart 65), Moore, O'Connor (Devere 65), Shipperley, Carter, Julienne, Clark, Heselton, Dean, Toms (Demetrious 65). Subs (not used: Courtnage, Lavender.
Booking: Carter. Goals: Shipperley (42nd), Clark (68th).
Referee: W. Porter (Lincs). Attendance: 1,026.     MoM: Shaun Carey.

Report by permission of the Lynn News