Defeat at Chester

February 19, 2020

Despite leading the game twice The Linnets left Cheshire empty handed on Tuesday evening following this 3 - 2 reverse, the 2nd defeat in 2 games. 


Following on from recent postponements this was Lynn's first game since 1st February, and great credit must be given to the home ground staff who managed to get the playing surface into decent order after all of the recent wet weather. Simon Power missed out with a slight calf strain so Sam Kelly came into the starting line up alongside the fit again Ross Barrow. 


Chester began strongly but Lynn weathered the early storm and took the lead following a quick break as Adam Marriott played in  Barrows who shot into an empty net from close range. Home pressure grew again which resulted in Rory McAuley touching the ball into his own net following a corner making the score 1 - 1 which is how things stood at the interval. 


The visitors had better control of the second spell and retook the lead following a controlled finish from Chris Henderson from the edge of the area after patient Linnets build up play. Chester again responded when a hopeful punt picked out substitute Anthony Dudley who finished well from just inside the box. Deep into added time Simon Grand was on hand to turn the ball past Alex Street after the Lynn stopper parried out an initial shot to the on rushing home player.  


Despite the defeat Lynn remain top, a point clear of York City and still with two games in hand heading into another difficult test this weekend at Altrincham.

Lynn: Street, Jones, Barrows, Jarvis, Smith, McAuley, Kelly (Fox), Richards, Gash, Marriott, Henderson (Southwell)

Subs (not used) Carey, Payne, Hawkins


Attendance: 1,736




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