|WHETHER or not to use technology to allow or disallow goals is the talking point of the moment, and it was Lynn's turn to cry: "We was robbed."|
In the 83rd minute Carl
Holmes had the ball in the Pitmen's net - the main item of note in the Linnets' first scoreless game of the season - but he was ruled offside by the assistant referee.
But Lynn boss Tommy, Taylor said of the assistant: "He said as he came off the pitch that he flagged the wrong person (Danny Bloomfield, in an inactive position) offside.
"It was a perfectly good goal, but it doesn't matter now.
"Why aren't they more honest? He could have flagged at that time and said that it was a goal.
"It was that sort of game when one goal would have been enough.
"We've scored two good goals in the last two games that have been ruled out and got one point instead of four.
"I was happy with the two centre-backs, defensively we're a vast improvement.
"We played alright, we just didn't create enough. We need to be fresher and need someone in midfield to open people up.
"Jack Defty was in bed with flu during the week, and was really tired at the end.
"Danny Bloomfield needs a bit of help up front, as it hasn't gone for George Georgiou."
An impressive crowd of just under 1,000 was frustrated, but it is a measure of how far Lynn have progressed that soon after Taylor arrived they were thrashed 5-1 at this same opposition to go rock bottom in November.
The four-goal Hednesford hero on that day, Andy Bell, did not get a sniff on Saturday
The Walks outfit were mainly limited to a few half-chances, the best in the opening period going to the ineffective George Georgiou, who was in a brilliant position to shoot but elected to go to the byline and fire a cross/shot into the side netting.
The biggest cheer came just before half-time when the Reserves' cup victory was announced.
The best move of the match on 75 minutes saw the underemployed Steve Wilson (a 50th clean sheet in 147 games) throw to sub Michael Deane, who sped down the left:
Mark Angel and Mark Camm joined in the action, setting up Gary Setchell to cross, only for Defty to head inches wide.
Five minutes froth the end sub Paul McMahon volleyed wide the visitors' sole meaningful chance, which gave Lynn only their second draw so far in the league campaign.
Lynn: S. Wilson, Jones, Setchell, Matthews, Hammond, Camm, Defty, Holmes, Georgiou (Deane 70), Bloomfield, Angel. Subs not used: Blake, J. Wilson, Chick, Higgs.
Hednesford: Young, Adams, Branch, Barrow, Teesdale, Williams, Maguire (McMahon 64), Palmer, Bell, McSweeney, Beckett. Not used: Brindley, Brannon, Turner, Evans.
Booked: McSweeney (80, foul).
Referee: C. Wade (Boston).