Bath City 0 King's Lynn 3
12th February 2005
THE Linnets got revenge for their 2-0 home defeat by the Romans a fortnight ago, going one better thanks to a brace from Jack Defty and Darran Hay's first goal for Lynn, who passed the 40-point barrier.
The Walks outfit did it in convincing style, and the margin of victory could have been greater.
Manager Tommy Taylor said: "The first goal was magnificent. We should have beaten them at home, and should've been in front at halftime, and it was the same on Saturday, we could have been four or five up.
"I was worried they would score against the run of play, but we played ever so well.
"Darran was excellent. When the ball came up to him, very rarely did he lose it."
Taylor added: "Gary Setchell tried to play, but he should be alright for next Saturday.
"Robbie Harris played really well. He should have scored but worked really hard, and that's what I want.
"I think that was the best game Danny Hammond has played for us.
"I gave Danny Bloomfield a bit of freedom to come back and get the ball because nobody wanted to mark him."
Mark Angel continued to impress since being put on the transfer list.
Angel should have done better with two early chances, while Robbie Harris - making his first league start since returning from Spalding on loan - lobbed wide. For City, Benefield missed a good opportunity
The heroics of home goalkeeper Paul Evans had prevented Lynn from taking an earlier lead, and it looked like it was going to be a repeat of the previous meeting between these sides when Lynn wasted chances and lost to late goals.
In the 18th minute the stopper tipped Angel's effort onto the bar. Then Danny Bloomfield nipped in to take advantage of an error by Romans defender Steve Jones, but Evans touched the shot around his post.
However, the Linnets were not to be denied this time and got the first goal in the 36th minute in a great move involving half the team. It finished with Angel going down the left, he centred to Bloomfield, who fed Defty
to shoot home.
In the second half Lynn coped well against the wind, Evans again came to the rescue, denying Hay in a one-on-one.
Just before the hour mark Defty
chested down a Sam McMahon free-kick and bagged his brace with another fine goal, a volley from close range.
Six minutes later Hay
notched following a superb Bloomfield pass to make the game safe when Evans and Graeme Power got in a muddle.
A great tip over from Steve Wilson maintained the clean sheet.
: Evans, Cleverley (Hawkins 67), Power, Jones, Bailey, Fond, Benefield, Owers (Klukowski 73), Corbett (Hulbert 59), Williams, Sykes. Subs not used: Milton, Wood.
: Wilson, Jones, Harris, McMahon, Hammond, Clark (Wilson 31 - Quistin 73), Camm, Defty, Hay, Bloomfleld; Angel. Not used: Bacon, McAnally.
Goals: Defty 36, 58, Hay 64. Booked: Hay.