After only ten seconds' play at the Walks on Saturday, Lynn were on the way to a happy Christmas against Boston with the first of two goals which earned them victory and brought them three points from the two Southern League matches against their Lincolnshire neighbours.
Many spectators were still finding their seats when Lynn went ahead. Dixon kicked off and the ball went via Chilleystone to Johnson whose long raking pass up the wing found SHARP. The Lynn winger cut in for goal and with a lob shot beat Paul.
After their 5-5 draw at Boston on Saturday, here was the first ingredient towards a repeat display - but it did not turn out that way, though the game rarely lacked interest.
Having gained such an early lead Lynn pressed keenly and at times produced some fine football, but it was not until after 22 minutes that they scored again.
Chilleystone had been obstructed only two yards from goal, near the by-line and from Dunn's quickly taken indirect free kick the ball went across goal to SHARP, who promptly banged it in.
Undeterred, Boston fought back with their right wing particularly effective. Glossop proved himself an elusive winger and gave Wilson plenty of trouble, but the Lynn defenders covered and tackled well to keep them at bay.
At the other end, Baxter was making it a match for right wingers by giving the Boston defenders many unhappy moments. Roaming from the wing to the middle of the field and even over to the left, he showed fine form and in the second half was applauded for a great run half the length of the field which almost brought another goal.
Dixon had a hard drive deflected away for a corner then Dunn had a good shot pushed over the bar by Paul who went on to make a number of fine saves.
Just before the interval, when Boston were beginning to do plenty of attacking, manning saved a certain goal by rushing out and throwing himself in front of the ball as Glossop shot.
Again during the second half Manning saved in similar style from Coyle who had run on to a defence-splitting pass in front of goal. Subsequently the game developed into a hard mid-field tussle with attacks getting the barest of opportunities to score.
However, Paul twice saved on the line from Dixon and then from Sharp and Chilleystone each found the ball just out of their reach in front of goal.
Towards the end Boston set up a series of all-out attacks and forced a number of corners with Dykes and Brent coming up to try their luck with headers. From one of the centres Hodgson glanced the bar with a good header and later Glossop had a fine lob punched over by manning.
Near the end Glossop was carried off with a knee injury after colliding with Wilson, and finally Hazledine, who had been spoken to several times by referee Mr.
B. Chapman, of Cambridge, had his name taken.
Lynn: Manning: Mackey, Wilson, Dunn, Cleary, Johnson; Baxter, Chilleystone, Dixon, Sewell, Sharp.
Boston: Paul; Dykes, McGrath; Hazledine, Brent, galley; Glossop, Bottom, Coyle, Hunt, Hodgson.