|Grantham Town 5 Lynn 1|
The Linnets served up their worst display of the campaign as local rivals Grantham became the first side to complete a double over The Walks outfit this season.
Forget the miserable performances at Hemel Hempstead, Dunstable and Rugby United earlier in the season, this was far worse as Tommy Taylorís side surrendered to their hosts without the resemblance of a fight.
After the game a furious Taylor blasted his side, saying: "They let themselves down and the club down so why should I stick up for them?
"Let the players come out and explain to the fans and media what that performance was all about. Itís no wonder the previous managers decided to walk.
"I told the chairman after the game I would rather jack in myself rather than settle for that type of display. I donít want supporters giving me the stick they did after the game and I apologised to them for what happened.
Taylor added: "We couldnít handle a big side. We couldnít handle big balls into the box, could not handle pressure and could not handle people running at us.
"We never closed the ball down and didnít pass it either. Our physio got closer to the ball when he came on the pitch than some of our players did."
The Gingerbreads could even afford the luxury of a missed penalty against a Lynn side without the injured Gary Setchell and who lost Jack Defty with a knee injury in the second half.
Grantham took the lead with their first effort on goal in the eighth minute when Jason White nodded a deep cross back to Lee Glover, whose shot was turned in by Jim Neil.
Lynn drew level following a delightful move six minutes later when Mark Angel exchanged passes with Danny Bloomfield on the edge of the box before firing home.
Grantham: Ziccardi, Wooding, Hallows, Sturgess, Reddington, Speed, Glover, Francis, Turner (Quailey 87), White (Clarke 87), Neil (Smith 83). Subs not used: Julian, Smithen. Goals: Neil (7), Francis (32), Glover (50), White (69), Clarke (90).
Lynn: S. Wilson, Jones, Chick (Quistin 52), Matthews (Blake 63), Hammond, Camm, Defty (J. Wilson 69, Holmes, Bacon, Bloomfield, Angel. Not used: Higgs. Goal: Angel (14).
Booked: Jones, Defty.
Attendance: 503. Referee: R Burton (Kettering).
MoM: The supporters who had to put up with this woeful display
|Report by permission of the Lynn News|