Saturday 4th May
| Evo-Stik Southern Prem|
|| Kettering Town
||King's Lynn Town
| Thurlow Nunn Div One|
|| Debenham LC
|| Cornard United
|| Sudbury Reserves
|| King's Lynn Res
|| Diss Town
|| Haverhill Borough
|| Needham Market Res
Lynn progressed to the Southern League Central Division play-off final on Monday thanks to a fine second half performance.
Stratford had never beaten Lynn, at home or away, but at half time they looked as though they might achieve a first.
Lynn welcomed back Michael Clunan after illness in the only change to the starting line-up with Ryan Hawkins dropping to the bench.
If Stratford had come to Lynn with the intention to frustrate then it was a plan that worked.
Lynn started brightly, winning early corners in difficult conditions with a swirling wind. Stratford seemed content to see out the early pressure and slow the game down, taking time with their throw-ins and free-kicks.
There were few note worthy chances, Ryan Fryatt headed over from Frazer Blake-Tracy’s free kick on 13 minutes
Stratford replied on 23 minutes, Michael Taylor beating Ryan Jarvis to the ball pulling the ball back to James Fry but his shot from the edge of the box lacked sufficient power to bother Alex Street.
Wilson Carvalho was having some success on the left, his centre on the half hour just failing to get a touch from the on-rushing Nabil Shariff but the visitors began to dominate.
The visitors took the lead on 35 minutes with Carvalho again being involved, his through ball found Kynan Isaac who crossed for Michael Taylor to side foot home from six yards for his 20th goal of the season.
Lynn lost the services of Jordan Richards on 42 minutes who had received a William Grocott free-kick in the face earlier in the half.
A bright start to the second half saw Lynn win a couple of corners, the second, beginning with a short corner, saw the ball work its way to Hawkins who, from some 25 yards fired home to equalise.
Stratford had a chance to go back into the lead almost immediately when Taylor stole the ball from Rory McAuley but couldn’t force the ball into the unguarded net from a tight angle.
Lynn took the lead on 61 minutes. Clunan finishing from Ryan Jarvis’ pass.
Once again Stratford tried to reply immediately but this time although they found the target the effort was ruled out for handball.
The next minute saw Isaac go down under the challenge of Fryatt but Carvalho fired the resultant penalty over.
Stratford found the net again on 71 minutes through Shariff but the offside flag came to Lynn’s rescue.
As the visitors pushed forward Lynn were able to exploit spaces in the Straford defence with Adam Marriott forcing ’keeper Ross Etheridge into a good save but he could do nothing on 77 minutes when Ryan Jarvis’ chipped pass set up McAuley to head home.
Lynn: Street, Barrows (Jones 69), Blake-Tracy, Jarvis, Fryatt, McAuley, Clunan, Richards (Hawkins 42), Gash, Marriott (Mellors-Blair 85), Henderson. Unused subs: Robinson, Parker. Booked: Barrows, Fryatt. Scorers: Hawkins 49, Clunan 61, McAuley 76
Stratford: Etheridge, Cox, Isaac, Sebeh-Nje (Wilson 75), Fry, J Williams, Shariff, Skendi, Taylor, Grocott, Carvalho. Unused subs: Fisher, K Williams, Fishwick, Shergill. Booked: Fry, Isaac. Scorer: Taylor 35