The Linnets continued their fine start to the season with this 2-0 win at Dorchester Town.
A Michael Clunan penalty shortly before the break and a Craig Parker header early in the second half ensured that the Linnets remain in second place in the early Southern Premier League standing’s on goal difference behind Banbury United but ahead of Kettering Town, the three clubs with the only remaining 100% records.
Lynn made just the one change to their starting line up with Tom Siddons making his full Town debut, replacing Michael Gash who picked up a knock to his ankle in Tuesday’s match at Bishops Stortford.
Indeed it was Siddons who could also have opened his Linnets account as early as the fourth minute when he was set free following a Ryan Hawkins pass, However his shot hit the post with home keeper Chris Weale beaten.
Town continued to dominate and create the better chances with Leon Mettam working the home defence who blocked his shot only for Siddons to fire the ball into the side netting. Weale was again in action to deny Siddons but the visitors were not to be denied and deservedly took the lead on 43 minutes, Mettam was felled in the area which allowed Clunan to step up and dispatch the ball confidently past Weale to take his tally of spot kicks to two for the season.
The Linnets clinched the game early in the second half with a goal from the ever reliable Craig Parker. Mettam’s centre was met confidently by the head of the attacking midfield man who planted the ball past Weale and into the net for his third goal of what has already been a very productive start of the season for Lynn’s summer signing from AFC Sudbury.
Town then proceeded to see out the remainder of the game and ensure another 3 point haul was on Its way back to Norfolk.
The Linnets are next in action on Saturday when Frome Town visit The Walks for a Southern Premier League fixture (3PM).
Meanwhile at The Walks the reserves collected a morale boasting 4-0
win over Holland FC. Goals from Harry Whayman (2), Dylan Edge and Jack Frowhawk saw Lynn home with the visitors ending the game with 9 men following 2 red cards.