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 hadnít
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 itís all in the boysí hands now. I think
weíve got nine games at home, itís down to us.
"I thought at Bath if hadnít have sat so deep, we
couldíve won that one."
"Danny hadnít scored for eight weeks. Heís been a good
player for Kingís Lynn, now heís gone somewhere else,
thatís 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 didnít have
a lot to do. Heís done a great job since coming in for
John Higgs, whoís 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 havenít
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 Lynnís training tonight.
On the potential striker, Taylor added: "Heís with
another club. Weíll see if heís going to get there at
training on Tuesday. If he doesnít, itíll be a waste of
"Iíve got to see whoís going to go up front with Jack
Defty and Matt Nolan, who on Saturday had a lot of the
ball going into them.
"Theyíre both very good with the ball going into feet,
with it going aerial theyíre 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 Nolanís shot and Stephen Harveyís
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 Allisonís 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 Lynnís first-ever point against
Chippenham, who remain seven points and two places ahead
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,
OíHalloran. Booked: Nolan (27), Anselin (42).
Referee: R. Ganfield (Weston-Super-Mare).