Thursday 26th December
| Vanarama National North|
|| King's Lynn
| Thurlow Nunn Div One|
|| Leiston Reserves
|| AFC Sudbury Reserves
|| Haverhill Borough
|| Framlingham Town
|| Felixstowe Reserves
|| King's Lynn Reserves
|| Wisbech St Mary
Lynn’s largest Boxing Day gate since the visit of Cambridge United in 1968 saw Lynn stay top of the league and defeat local rivals Boston in a game that had just about everything although the weather and heavy pitch did not allow the best football.
Having played every team in the division once Lynn reached the half way stage of the season three points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand over second placed York City.
A early chance fell to Michael Gash after a poor clearance from visiting keeper Paul Crook but his effort was wide of the far post.
The visitors had the better of the early stages with Alex Street punching away Brad Abbott’s free kick and then a Ross Barrows short back pass went past the on-rushing Street but Aaron Jones was on hand with a last ditch tackle to deny Dayle Southwell.
Then on 15 minutes came a game changing moment when Adam Marriott latched on to a Sam Kelly pass and burst through on goal only to be grounded by Luke Shiels who received a red card for his efforts.
The resultant free kick saw Crook make a double save to deny Jones’ set piece and then Gash’s follow-up.
Kelly was next to test Crook on 19 minutes as Lynn tried to take advantage of the extra man but the visitors coped well and managed to create chances of their own with Tom Platt testing Street from distance.
Lynn applied pressure after the break with Kelly going close and then two Jones’ free kicks going, firstly straight at the keeper and then just over.
Gash had a header that just went wide and Marriott forced Crook into conceding a corner as Lynn dominated but Boston looked a threat on the break.
The game was decided on 84 minutes when substitute Crook and Marriott failed to get a clean connection on Sonny Carey’s cross-come-shot to the far corner and Gash was there to score from close range.
Lynn were reduced to ten men soon after when Ryan Jarvis hauled down substitute Jake Wright when through on goal in a similar incident to that of the first half.
Lynn: Street, Jones, Fox (Carey 65), Jarvis, Barrows (Hawkins 80), McAuley, Kelly (Ward 86), Richards, Gash, Marriott, Henderson, Booked: Kelly, McAuley, Jones. Subs: Carey, Payne, Ward, Hawkins, Stewart. Sent off: Jarvis. Scorer: Gash 84
Boston: Crook, Middleton, Whittle, Platt, Ainge, Shiels, Rollins, Abbott, Southwell, Thewlis (Wright 73), Woolford. Subs: Knowles, Wright, Wafula, Jackson, Willis. Sent off: Shiels
Attendance: 2,246 - the largest for a league game since the visit of Team Bath in April 2008.