Chippenham Town 1 King's Lynn 1
4th February 2006
A last minute Dean West goal provided Lynn with a
precious away point to prevent second-placed Chippenham
pulling away from them after this top of the table
Lynn proved there was life in 2006 AD (After Danny),
following their leading scorer Bloomfield joining Histon, although away from home Bloomfield hadn't
netted since September.
It means the Linnets have remained unbeaten in their
last three games, all tough and all away. Four out of
the next five are at home.
Lynn manager Tommy Taylor said: "It was another tough
match, but it's all in the boys' hands now. I think
we've got nine games at home, it's down to us.
"I thought at Bath if hadn't have sat so deep, we
could've won that one."
"Danny hadn't scored for eight weeks. He's been a good
player for King's Lynn, now he's gone somewhere else,
that's in the past.
"We played very well. I was disappointed to concede the
goal. Just before it we gave away three or four
free-kicks between the halfway line and our box, so we
put ourselves under a bit of pressure.
"Apart from that, we dealt with them quite comfortably.
They had two very quick wingers, but we dealt with them,
Stephen Harvey had a great game. He got forward as well,
which helped Westy out.
"Apart from a deflected shot, Aaron Benstead didn't have
a lot to do. He's done a great job since coming in for
John Higgs, who's out for another three weeks.
"John needs at least two Reserves games to make sure his
"We got around their box in the first half, we had about
four good chances to get a shot in, but we haven't
struck a good enough shot at goal."
Taylor revealed he has two replacements in mind for
Bloomfield, focusing on one in particular who is due to
attend Lynn's training tonight.
On the potential striker, Taylor added: "He's with
another club. We'll see if he's going to get there at
training on Tuesday. If he doesn't, it'll be a waste of
"I've got to see who's going to go up front with Jack
Defty and Matt Nolan, who on Saturday had a lot of the
ball going into them.
"They're both very good with the ball going into feet,
with it going aerial they're good, and both are very
good at controlling and holding the ball."
Lynn held out under early pressure from the Bluebirds,
and Matt Nolan actually got the ball into the Chippenham
net minutes before half-time.
But the goal did not stand as his strike partner Jack
Defty was ruled offside.
In the second half Nolan's shot and Stephen Harvey's
header were both saved by home keeper Steve Perrin.
At the other end, Aaron Benstead saved from a Sam
Chippenham may have thought they had won it in the 76th
minute when Allison's cross set up Dave Gilroy to head
In the second minute of injury time defender West
prodded home when the Bluebirds had failed to clear a
corner in order to gain Lynn's first-ever point against
Chippenham, who remain seven points and two places ahead
Perrin, Charity, Stanley, Adams, McEntegart, Badman, Harvey
(Allison 45), Herring, Gilroy, Griffin, Wheeler. Subs not used: Rawlins,
Jefferies, Jones, Seavill. Booked: Wheeler (67).
Benstead, West, Smith, McMahon, Cooper, Camm, Defty, Anselin,
Nolan, Harvey, Carey (Heath-Preston 81). Not used: Hammond, Jones, Fell,
O'Halloran. Booked: Nolan (27), Anselin (42).
R. Ganfield (Weston-Super-Mare).