King's Lynn 1 Bromsgrove Rovers 0
27th October 2007
Striker Danny Bloomfield became the third-quickest Lynn player to reach 50
league goals as the Linnets moved up to second in the table – a point behind
leaders Hemel Hempstead.
Bloomfield produced a clinical piece of finishing in his 99th league
appearance for Lynn to settle another dreadful Walks encounter, which had
about as much appeal as Steve McLaren staying on as England manager.
On reaching his feat behind both Ray Dixon and Malcolm Lindsay, a delighted
Bloomfield said: "It's always nice to reach milestones.
"To average a goal in every two games is what you aim for as a striker.
"I'm probably more of a poacher so Saturday's goal was probably one of the
better ones in my 50.
"My game is all about sharpness and that's coming with me having a run of
games in the team.
"At the end of the day I don't care how the goals go in, as long as they do.
"All I want to do is keep playing and scoring and for the team to get
A hard-working Bromsgrove outfit packed their midfield and came to frustrate
Lynn and it so nearly worked.
Lynn's desire couldn't be questioned, but they still struggled to break down
an opposition defence – even with a player with 29 international caps in
their starting line-up.
New signing Phil Mulryne showed glimpses of his class in the opening 20
minutes, but after that the former Northern Ireland, Manchester United and
Norwich City midfielders lack of match fitness was clearly evident.
Mulryne became embroiled in a personal clash with Bromsgrove's Gary Hay and
soured his debut by picking up a yellow card after a shoving match with the
The decisive moment of the game came in the 29th minute when Joe Francis
delivered a cross from the left and Bloomfield unleashed a powerful finish
past Bromsgrove keeper Karl Lewis just inside the 18-yard box.
Before the only goal of the game, Lynn had goalkeeper Scott Howie to thank
for two instinctive saves.
Howie denied a Guy Sanders flick and minutes later was called upon to push
Hay's near-post header behind for a corner.
Lynn received another lucky let-off seconds after the restart when a Howie
clearance hit Craig Fleming before the ball rolled agonisingly wide of the
A rare Lynn attack saw Fisk's centre smothered by Lewis with Bloomfield
waiting to pounce.
A lengthy stoppage for an injury to Mark Camm gave Lynn a chance to regroup.
Deep into stoppage time Bromsgrove substitute Kermain Clark skied over from
just inside the box.
: Howie, Defty, Chapman, Warren, Fleming, Camm (Crane 90), Fisk (Nolan
83), Mulryne, Turner, Bloomfield, Francis (Lake 38).
Subs (not used): Murray, Spriggs.
Bookings: Mulryne; Goal: Bloomfield (29).
: Lewis, Cotterill, Petty, Heeley (Spittle 35), Sanders, Snape
(Clarke 65), Birley, Bridgewater (Lloyd 85), Alsop, Hay, Banner.
Subs (not used): Mole, McHaze.