Bedworth Utd 3 King’s Lynn Town 0 – Lowly hosts too strong for 10-man Linnets

Toby Hilliard was sent off for Lynn at Bedworth. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Toby Hilliard was sent off for Lynn at Bedworth. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Bottom-of-the-table Bedworth inflicted a disappointing defeat on 10-man Lynn.

The visitors went into the game with two changes, Jordan Yong and Kern Miller both missing from the back-line with Thomas McLeish coming in at left-back and Matthew Castellan recalled.

Lynn started brightly on the Warwickshire side's 3G carpet but after only three minutes they were behind – Conor Marshall was caught in possession by Luke Rowe just inside the Bedworth half and he advanced before sliding Aron Wint clear, and after cutting in from the right he curled an exquisite finish past Alex Street.

The Linnets task was made harder when Toby Hilliard was sent off by referee Lisa Rashid for an aerial challenge on Kyle Cartwright, the United captain forced off with blood pouring from a cut to his head.

Despite the man disadvantage Lynn pressed but almost conceded a second in the 32nd minute. Street produced a good save to smother a shot by Wint behind from a corner and then when Rowe curled the ball in produced an even better save to keep out Wint's header.

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But the Greenbacks were two up seven minutes later. The Linnets were unable to clear and the ball broke off David Bridges for Jordan Archer to force the ball home.

After the break the game was punctuated by a succession of petty fouls but Lynn did go close in the 76th minute when Bridges hit a volley which bounced onto the top of the crossbar.

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Then from a Clunan corner substitute Jacek Zielonka saw his header scrambled off the line.

The game was all over as a contest though two minutes from the end when Daniel Creaney played the ball into Richard Wesley's path and he lashed in from 25 yards.

To sum up the night for Lynn, Sam Mulready did finally get the ball past home keeper Denham Hinds but Nathan Haines arrived in the nick of time to clear.

Lynn: Street, Fryatt, McLeish, Castellan, Bridges (Frohawk 85), Marshall, Clunan, Hurst (Zielonka 45), Hilliard, Stevenson, Mulready. Unused subs: Friend, Fryatt, Pearson

Booked: Bridges, Mulready. Sent off: Hilliard (23)

Referee: Lisa Rashid

Attendance: 202

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