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King's Lynn 3 Mangotsfield United 0
7th October 2006
A fine individual goal from Michael Frew was the highlight as Lynn extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches to move them four points clear at the top of the table.
Frew got the all-important first goal midway through the second period to set The Walks outfit on their way after cutting inside from the left, dancing his way past three players and drilling a low shot past Mike Green from 20 yards.
Matt O'Halloran added to the score six minutes later before Jack Defty chipped in with his 50th league goal for the club to complete victory seven minutes from time.
Linnets manager Tommy Taylor said: "Mangotsfield are the hardest team we've had to play physically, but our boys looked after themselves well.
"We stuck at it. The players were frustrated at half-time as Mangotsfield just sat deep.
"Once we scored everything opened up, but we kicked on again and it's games like that which will give the players a lot of belief.
"The clean sheet was pleasing and I thought Charlie Defty was magnificent alongside Mark Warren."
Chances were few and far between in a frustrating first half, which saw the visitors defend with plenty of players behind the ball and referee Mr Burt blowing his whistle for fun under the watchful eye of an assessor.
In the second minute, Adam Smith's corner was left by Jack Defty and was glanced agonisingly wide by the head of Dean West.
Eight minutes later Smith's free-kick was guided over by the energetic Frew, who also went close 11 minutes before the interval when his first-time volley from Jack Defty's flick-on flashed wide of the target.
A strong and resilient Mangotsfield rarely threatened the Lynn defence, which had the new-look centre-half partnership of Mark Warren and Charlie Defty in fine form.
But the visitors should have broken the deadlock in the 36th minute when Rob Claridge headed Aaron Cornwall's centre straight into the arms of Shaun Marshall.
Frew's individual piece of magic finally lifted the spirits, before the former Nuneaton man received a swift booking for taking off his shirt during the goal celebrations.
Lynn's second goal was also worth the admission money alone when Defty's neat touch found O'Halloran, who slotted home in a congested box.
Defty then became the first player since Brett McNamara to net his 50th league goal (151 league appearances) for Lynn when he latched on to Sam McMahon's long pass and surged pass Ollie Price before sliding the ball into the empty net.
Lynn: Marshall, West, Smith, Warren, C. Defty, Camm, J. Defty (Fry 83), Mahon, Frew, Norris (Nolan 56), O'Halloran (Harvey 90). Subs not used: Gaughran, Higgs.
Goals: Frew (67), O'Halloran (73), J. Defty (82).
Booking: J. Defty, M. Frew.
Mangotsfield: Green, Arndale, Allward, Warren, Price, Wilmot, Cornwall, French, Claridge, Anyinsah (Dieye 78), Lane. Subs not used: Meaker, Howells, Lock, Book.
Booking: Warren.
Attendance: 914. Referee: S. Burt (Northants). MoM: Mark Warren.
Report by permission of the Lynn News