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Match report v Hereford
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:01:15 AM »
Watched by the Southern League's biggest crowd of the season, second half goals from Ryan Fryatt and Toby Hilliard saw Lynn to an excellent win over the league leaders.

Tom Ward returned to the starting line-up for the first time since the Weymouth game.

The Bull's, who had been made January's club-of-the-month, made one change from the team that defeated Gosport in mid week with Ryan Green out injured and Jack Deamon replacing him in defence while leading scorer John Mills was on the bench recovering from long term injury.

The home side started brightly with Jimmy Oates’s hanging cross not dealt with by Alex Street forcing Cameron Norman to concede a corner. Norman was again in action soon after preventing the lively Keyon Reffell getting shot on goal with a timely tackle.

Michael Gash headed Michael Clunan's free kick against the post as Lynn tried to stem the flow but the first half belonged to the Bulls.

Mike Symons tested Street and then picked up a misplaced Lynn pass only to be denied by a Ward tackle.
Reffell then rose above Ward but his header hit the woodwork.

Further efforts fell to the home side with Street blocking a Symons effort with his feet.

Just before the break Toby Hilliard had what was probably the best chance of the half but he poked wide from Ryan Hawkin's cross.

The first chance of the second half fell to the home side. A corner was cleared by Norman but the ball fell to Billy Murphy whose shot cannoned off the crossbar.

At the other end Ward got on the end of a Clunan corner and his downward headed found Hilliard but his attempted back-heel was saved by Martin Horsell.

The deadlock was broken just before the hour mark. Clunan's corner was flicked on by Gash into the path of Ryan Fryatt to head home from close range.

Five minutes later Lynn doubled their lead. Home keeper Horsell might have been a fault as Hilliard finished off a Lynn breakaway to celebrate his first league start of the season.

The remainder of the game saw Lynn very much on the back foot but although Hereford dominated they could not find a way through.

So Lynn completed the double over Hereford, a feat that they managed once before, back in 1962. In that season Hereford, then United, finished in eighth spot and Lynn were relegated.

Hereford: Horsell, Oates, Bowen (Bird 85), Murphy (Smith 67), Deaman, O'Shea, Reffell, Richards, Myrie-Williams (Mills 67), Haysham, Symons. Subs: Bird, Mills, Liburd, Smith, Puddy. Booked: Haysham, Richards, Bowen, O'Shea, Murphy

Lynn: Street, Norman, Blake-Tracy, Fryatt, Ward, Jarvis, Clunan, Hilliard, Gash, Hawkins (Parker 82), Lappin. Subs: Frary, Parker, McQuaid, Pearson. Booked: Norman, Hawkins, Hilliard. Scorer: Fryatt 58, Hilliard 63

Attendance: 3,424
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 12:51:53 AM »
Great to see Toby getting both games and goals. I always thought he was undervalued. Always gives his all, every minute he is on the pitch. Others could learn a lot from this young man's attitude.
Well done Toby, and the rest of the team. Also to those that could travel. That was some result!


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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 06:54:26 AM »
Interesting comments from the Radio Hereford live broadcast:

Lynn are a big physical side; also suggested that they are cynical: always getting in the ref's ear. Good at what they do: being overly "professional." That's not the Lynn team that I have watched this season but the commentator's are clearly partisan and were getting increasingly frustrated. It was quite funny hearing them getting more and more wound up!

At the start of the game they complained about the lack of information and poor communication from KLTFC.

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Re: Match report v Hereford
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 07:47:15 AM »
Going on the smll parts I have seen posted on line Lynn were much the better team. :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
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Re: Match report v Hereford
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 08:19:40 AM »
Calling Lynn a physical team is Pots and Kettles - Hereford were vey physical with shoulder barging etc. Their No3 was lucky to stay on the pitch. He wiped out Cameron Norman on at least 3 occasions and the No8 was also in on the act - it appeared that they were intent on taking Cameron off the pitch as they realised he was a danger on the right.

:yellow card: for Hereford are proof that they were the dirtier team - 3  :yellow card: for Lynn and Toby's was for kicking the ball after the whistle for offside.

Yes, the woodwork saved us twice from good efforts by Hereford. But post saved them as well. Good defending also played a part in denying Hereford shots on goal - only themselves to blame if they could not get through a solid back-line!

Neither side dominated mid-field but Simon Lappin, Ryan Jarvis and Michael Clunan were all composed. Norman was always dangerous on the right, when he was not on his backside after a heavy any sometimes over-enthusiastic and deliberate take-outs from No3 and 8. Blake-Tracy made several probing attacks but, to my mind, little used on the left wing. Stood there like "Billy No Mates" at times and could have tracked back into defence more often but maybe he was told to stay midfield.

Good, all-round, performance by a team playing as a team and not individuals  :comeon: :comeon: :scarf: :scarf: MoM for me - Simon Lappin for control and being solid.
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