The Linnets maintained third spot in the Southern Premier Central Division table and continued their long unbeaten run with victory over a plucky Barwell at a cold Walks on Saturday.
Manager Ian Culverhouse had been looking for a good start from his team and his wishes were granted when Adam Marriott showed his poaching skills from a yard out after keeper Liam Castle fumbled Frazer Blake-Tracy’s fierce free-kick.
Skipper Michael Clunan doubled Town’s advantage on the half-hour mark with a curling free-kick that beat Castle on his near post to put the hosts into a comfortable interval position.
The visiting Canaries made a double change at the break which saw former Linnet Kurtis Revan introduced to the fray who headed a good chance over Alex Street’s bar.
Fellow substitute Edward Nisevic comfortably beat Street with a header following Dominic Brown-Hill’s inviting delivery with 15 minutes remaining.
Lynn quickly restored their two-goal advantage when Clunan calmly stroked the ball past Castle from the spot after Ryan Hawkins had been clipped as he raced into the box.
Brady Hickey’s header from another Brown-Hill centre with minutes remaining ensured a nervous finish for the home team who managed to hold onto the three points with no further scares.