King's Lynn 6, Swindon Supermarine 1

Paddy Davitt Lynn boss Keith Webb revealed a half time rocket helped fire his side's Southern League, Premier Division goal rush. Jack Defty's volley in the last act of the opening period cancelled out Chris Taylor's exquisite equaliser seconds earlier, after Michael Frew had sidefooted a lethargic Lynn in front.

Paddy Davitt

Lynn boss Keith Webb revealed a half time rocket helped fire his side's Southern League, Premier Division goal rush.

Jack Defty's volley in the last act of the opening period cancelled out Chris Taylor's exquisite equaliser seconds earlier, after Michael Frew had sidefooted a lethargic Lynn in front.

Webb's riot act stung the leaders into action with Joe Francis' brace and late goals from second half substitutes Matty Nolan and Kieran Deane ensuring the hosts won at a canter.


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Lynn remain top on goal difference after away wins for nearest title rivals Halesowen and third-placed Team Bath.

“There were a few choice words at half time and they responded in the manner I wanted,” said Webb. “We had to get into them. It wasn't one of my best rollickings but it was up there with the one I had to give at their place earlier in the season. They were told in no uncertain terms because I felt we'd sat off and dropped too deep. When the ball went forward we weren't able to get up in support.

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“It was a similar situation to the away game. It would probably be too much of an insult to the lads to say they were going through the motions. I just knew if we pushed ten yards further up the park that would create mistakes and we'd be in a better shape to threaten their goal.”

Webb insisted Lynn's second half salvo was overdue after not punishing sides in recent weeks.

“It's been coming for a long time,” he said. “I thought some of the football we played was different class. Someone said to me afterwards it was one of the best second halves they've seen here football wise. We've put chances away in this game and, to be honest, it could've been more. I think everyone got their money's worth because they were all good goals. Even the one they scored was a good goal -although if I was being a little critical I would look at how we let them take a quick corner. Getting a third was important. After that, some of the football we played was superb.”

Webb took no risk with skipper Mark Warren after he tweaked an old knee problem during the previous week's Tiverton home draw. Charlie Defty was recalled in the one change to Lynn's starting line up.

A minute's silence preceded the game in memory of former Lynn director Dave Manning who died on the eve of the match.

Ashley Edenborough slammed Scott Howie's side netting after Marine top scorer Richard Kear had skipped away from Charlie Defty in the opening skirmishes.

Frew sneaked in behind the dozing visitors to control Greg Crane's raking pass but Francis squirmed over under pressure from Stuart Pearson.

Danny Bloomfield's flick rolled off target before Cedric Abraham out muscled Jack Defty in a back post aerial duel after Frew had again raced in unattended.

Frew nudged Lynn ahead from point blank range in the closing stages of the half after Tom King parried Francis' angled drive.

Chris Taylor levelled in stoppage time with a precision left foot curler that Howie could only wave on its way into his top corner.

Back came Webb's men from the restart with Defty despatching a clinical half volley - Lynn's goal hero mobbed by every one of his relieved outfield team mates.

Francis triggered the second half onslaught - slotting Frew's driven cross at the back post from an acute angle.

Ben Sedgemore's intelligent first time chip from fully 30 yards was acrobatically tipped over by King.

Marine goal scorer Taylor upended Jack Defty to concede a stonewall penalty just past the hour mark - Francis coolly sending King the wrong way.

Chris Thompson kicked Nolan's scuffed effort off his goal line after the striker had latched onto Frew's towering knockdown.

Nolan pounced seconds later to head into an empty net after the impressive Frew saw his flick cannon back off King's crossbar.

Jack Defty's glancing header skimmed well wide with Francis raiding down the opposite flank before King clutched Jack Defty's effort as Lynn slipped into showboat mode.

Trialist Kieran Deane pressed his claims for a permanent deal when his thunderous hit from the edge of the box nestled in King's bottom corner.

Jack Defty planted Francis' cross wide then Dean West blazed over from Nolan's cutback with the outclassed visitors now in total disarray.

Marine substitute Mark Draycott twice went close in stoppage time when he clipped Howie's crossbar before Lynn's keeper dropped smartly on his drilled strike after bursting from half way.

t King's Lynn: Howie, West, Chapman, C Defty, Crane, Camm (Fisk 68), Frew (Deane 73), Sedgemore, J Defty, Bloomfield (Nolan 58), Francis. Subs (not used): Turner, Murray.

Goals: Frew (40), J Defty (45), Francis (50, 63), Nolan (73), Deane (79)

t Swindon Supermarine: King, Lapham, Allen (Stroud 60), Pearson (Draycott 66), Thompson, Abraham, Edenborough, Kear (Lightbody 31), Welsh, Taylor, Rigley. Subs (not used): Howell, Henry.

Booking: Lapham

Goal: Taylor (45)

t Referee: W Porter (Lincs)

t Attendance: 975

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