King's Lynn 4 Team Bath 1
2nd Apri 2005
Linnets striker Danny Bloomfield joined an elite group of players to net 20 Southern League goals in a season with his second treble of the campaign against Team Bath.
Bloomfield now has 27 league and cup goals to his name and is one of a trio of Lynn players to bag three hat-tricks in a league season.
But Bloomfield and his team-mates left it late with The Walks outfit relying on a late scoring burst of three goals in the last six minutes.
After the game Bloomfield said: "I imagine Team Bath are sick of the sight of me.
"I had a decent game at their place and another one today. It's nice to keep scoring."
The frontman dispelled rumours that he was unhappy at the club after being asked to play in more of a midfield role during the last few weeks.
"My favourite position is playing up-front, but I'll play wherever Tommy Taylor puts me," said Bloomfield.
"Although I've been playing in more of a deeper role of late I'm pleased with my goalscoring record.
"I'm more than happy here. Things didn't go according to plan at the start of the season, but we've really picked things up since the new gaffer came in."
Taylor was relieved to see his side win after their third out of four games in the space of a week.
"We had a few words at the break as we were very poor again," admitted Taylor.
"I told a few of the players that they needed to pull their fingers out and they did.
"Towards the end a lot of the lads were simply going on adrenaline.
"They are naturally very tired after a hectic week and I have told them not to come back in for training until Thursday."
The Linnets took the lead against the run of play in the 33rd minute when Bloomfield showed his predatory instincts to finish a bobbling ball in the box.
Lynn's lead lasted all of eight minutes when the defence decided to stand an admire a Matt Lewis corner from the left and Garry Haylock poked home from close range.
After their dour first-half showing Lynn looked a different side after the break.
The introduction of Jack Defty turned the game on it's head and within the space of one second-half minute both he and Mark Angel had rattled the Team Bath woodwork.
Just as it had looked like Team Bath had weathered the storm, substitute Ludovic Quistin maintained his cult status with the fans by curling home a cross-cum-shot from 25 yards in the 84th minute.
Two minutes later it was 3-1 when Bloomfield slotted home from close range.
The Students were now in disarray and with seconds remaining Bloomfield nodded over Team Bath keeper Darren Chitty to complete his hat-trick and an amazing finish.
: Steve Wilson, Harvey, Setchell (Quistin 78), Clark, Hammond, Camm, Staff (Hay 70), McMahon, O'Halloran (Defty 62), Bloomfield, Angel.
Subs (not used): James Wilson, Higgs.
: Chitty, Peter Tisdale, Maye, Heiniger, Gould, Ball (Paul Tisdale 55), Lewis (Long 59), Canham, Haylock, Jaukovic (Reeves 77), Townley.
Subs (not used): Tilson, Hines; booking Haylock.
Referee: Chris Wade (Boston).
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