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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 clash.
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 shoulder's fine.
"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 time.
"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 Allison header.
Chippenham may have thought they had won it in the 76th minute when Allison's cross set up Dave Gilroy to head home.
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 of Lynn.
Chippenham: Perrin, Charity, Stanley, Adams, McEntegart, Badman, Harvey (Allison 45), Herring, Gilroy, Griffin, Wheeler. Subs not used: Rawlins, Jefferies, Jones, Seavill. Booked: Wheeler (67).
Lynn: 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).
Referee: R. Ganfield (Weston-Super-Mare).
Attendance: 568.

Report by permission of the Lynn News