The Linnets fired themselves up to sixth in the league standings after one of
the best games seen at The Walks this season.
Goal machine Danny
Bloomfield registered a brace, while Danny Hammond and Adam Smith were also on
target as Lynn reached 100 goals in 55 games under the managership of Tommy
Hammond’s strike 14 minutes before the break, Lynn’s second goal
of an entertaining afternoon, saw The Walks outfit make the magical three-figure
Manager Taylor said: "Had both sides taken their chances it
could have quite easily ended 8-6.
"We didn’t play that well and had we
passed the ball a bit more we could have scored a few more.
"It did us a
lot of good scoring an early goal, although they put plenty of good crosses in
the box and their forwards were a real handful."
The turning point of an
end-to-end slog was undoubtedly John Higgs’ penalty save in the 35th minute
after Grant Cooper had clumsily bundled Dave Wilkinson to the
Higgs brilliantly saved to his left to deny Neil Mustoe with Lynn
Bloomfield had put Lynn ahead in the 6th minute when he
calmly finished Jack Defty’s headed pass.
Hammond made it 2-0 in the 31st
minute when he dug the ball out to finish in a crowded box.
final score, Lynn didn’t have matters all of their own way and in the 38th
minute Higgs’ reflex stop fell invitingly into the path of Marvin Thompson, who
blazed over from six yards out.
Gloucester keeper Matt Bath foiled Matt
O’Halloran with his legs just before the break and seconds after the restart was
at the Tigers’ rescue again to deny the same player.
A lively Gloucester
outfit refused to throw in the towel, Wilkinson responded with a snapshot into
the side netting, while both Mustoe and Tom Webb weren’t far away from reducing
Lynn’s third came in the 48th minute when Adam Smith rifled
home despite the despairing efforts of a Gloucester defender.
and Bloomfield exchanged passes before the former flashed a shot wide, while
Bath pushed Defty’s stinging drive over his bar.
Higgs then bravely
smothered at Wilkinson’s feet as the Tigers continued to look for that elusive,
but deserved, goal.
Twelve minutes from time Bloomfield gave the final
score a rather flattering look when he raced clear before applying the finishing
touches to his 12th goal of the season.
Lynn: Higgs, West, Smith,
Hammond, Cooper (Jones 79), McNeil, Defty, Anselin (Harvey 74), Camm,
Bloomfield, O’Halloran (Fell 74). Sub not used:
Goals: Bloomfield (6 and 78), Hammond (31), Smith
Gloucester: Bath, M. Thompson (Davis 65), Mansell (Harris 50), Griffiths, Tomkins, Burns (C. Thompson 50), Mustoe, Webb, Addis, Corbett,
Wilkinson. Subs not used: Knight and Randall.
Bookings: Griffiths and
Referee: S. Burt (Northampton). Att:
690. MoM: M. McNeil.