Webb sees the positives in Lynn giveaway

Lynn boss Keith Webb denied his men blew two priceless Blue Square North points at The Walks. Luke Graham and Joe Francis had put the hosts in control at the break but keeper Scott Howie's spill and Lewis McMahon's scrambled leveller prolonged Lynn's wait for a long overdue league win.

Lynn boss Keith Webb denied his men blew two priceless Blue Square North points at The Walks.

Luke Graham and Joe Francis had put the hosts in control at the break but keeper Scott Howie's spill and Lewis McMahon's scrambled leveller prolonged Lynn's wait for a long overdue league win.

"I don't believe we sat back," said Webb. "You can only do what the opposition allow you to do and they were putting us under pressure. It's not a case of me saying to the back four, 'we'll sit back and grind it out.'

"If I've got a criticism we didn't keep the ball well enough at times. It became 'you have an attack, we'll have an attack'."


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Colin Marrison pounced to grab Gainsborough a second half lifeline after Howie fumbled Ian Ross' hanging cross.

"You can't legislate for that as a manager," said Webb. "Scott has made decent saves and then he drops a clanger like that, but over a course of season they tend to even themselves out. I couldn't see them scoring. We knew they would come at us after the break and it became very bitty up to the point they scored - I wasn't too unhappy with that.

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"Scoring a goal like that all of sudden gives them a lift and we are on the back foot after we had played well first half. If people think we were going to go out after the break, play the ball around and make them chase us then that's just Championship Manager-type football. They had to come out and put us under pressure."

Webb defended his decision not to introduce experienced defender Mark Peters as Trinity went for the jugular in the closing stages.

"The two centre-backs hadn't done a bad job keeping the lad Beckett quiet," he said. "The question is where do you put him? If we did throw him on some people might say you're going negative. The same with throwing Cammy on. They'd say its 4-5-1 and you're inviting the opposition on to you. It's really the devil you do, the devil you don't.

"People might look at this result and think it's another bad performance but as a manager I can't ask any more from the players. We battled, we had a bit of pace to our game and I felt we were good enough to win the match."

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