Adam Marriott notched a brace of goals as the Linnets and high flying Chester shared four goals at The Walks on Saturday in front of a splendid turnout of 1637 supporters on Non League day.
The extra floating support were treated to a real battle royal of National League North football with Lynn taking the lead as early as the second minute as Marriott collected keeper Russ Griffiths poor clearance before expertly placing the ball back beyond the scrambling custodian. The home team then lost defender Chris Smith to an arm injury but continued to work hard to preserve their lead to the break.
After the break Chester enjoyed their best spell of the game putting pressure on Town’s goal. Simon Grand equalised and then Akwasi Asante put the visitors head , both converting chances from close in following crosses from Lynn’s left hand side. However The Linnets refused to give in and were duly rewarded when, with thirteen minutes remaining, Marriott produced an outstanding piece of individual skill which allowed him to slot past Griffiths to level things up , giving the Linnets in form striker his thirteenth goal of a productive season to date.
The point keeps town in third place in the league, a point behind Chester and four points away from table topping York City.
Lynn: Street, Barrows, Fox, Jones, Smith (Payne), McAuley, Clunan, Richards (Kelly), Gash, Marriott, Henderson
Subs (not used): Carey, Stewart, Bastock
There was disappointment for the reserves who bowed out of the Norfolk Senior Cup following a 2 – 1 reverse to Fakenham Town at The Fenland stadium. Joseph Taylor scoring Lynn's goal.