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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 promoted."
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 visiting midfielder.
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 target.
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.
Lynn: 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).
Bromsgrove: Lewis, Cotterill, Petty, Heeley (Spittle 35), Sanders, Snape (Clarke 65), Birley, Bridgewater (Lloyd 85), Alsop, Hay, Banner. Subs (not used): Mole, McHaze.
Report by permission of the Lynn News