Swindon Supermarine 0, King's Lynn 3

An outstanding second half performance by King's Lynn saw them turn over newly-promoted Swindon Supermarine 3-0 on Saturday. Goals from Danny Bloomfield, Michael Frew and Adam Smith were enough to see the Linnets home after a lacklustre first half.

An outstanding second half performance by King's Lynn saw them turn over newly-promoted Swindon Supermarine 3-0 on Saturday.

Goals from Danny Bloomfield, Michael Frew and Adam Smith were enough to see the Linnets home after a lacklustre first half.

In their last of seven successive away games Lynn were slow out of the blocks, and didn't really get going before the interval.

The first 45 minutes didn't witness a single shot on target, with the home side happy to sit back and with Lynn seemingly happy to play pedestrian football.

The travelling faithful were served up a full period of hit and run football with the Supermarine back four, ably marshalled by Cedric Abraham, continually beating Nolan and Bloomfield to the ball.

Keith Webb was deeply unhappy with his side's initial showing: “The first half was shocking from my point of view,” he said.

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“It was a no-tempo, easy performance and we just weren't at the races, allowing a team who will work hard more joy than we should have given them to be honest.

“I've told them in no uncertain terms that that's not going to be acceptable and if they keep putting in performances like that then one or two are not going to be at this football club much longer.

“We have got ambitions to go up this year, and it's going to take everybody being on form. The club have spent a lot of money in trying to make sure that everything is right in the preparation, both from my point of view on the pitch, and off the pitch as well.

“If they are just going to take those performances and think that's acceptable then they don't know me very well.”

With Keith Webb's half-time team talk ringing in their ears they came out and took their opponents apart.

Just three minutes had passed when Michael Frew burst clear down the right. He put in a deep cross towards Joe Francis, which was returned across the face of goal for Danny Bloomfield to nod in from two yards out.

Adam Smith could have doubled the lead within a minute with a stinging 25 yard volley that had to be spectacularly headed away by Supermarine centre-half Leigh Henry.

Frew had two great chances on the hour mark, getting on the end of two well-crafted Matt Nolan crosses, but in both cases he opted for power over precision and missed the target.

He had obviously learned his lesson five minutes later. Smith and Francis worked brilliantly together on the left to make room for Francis to put a ball across, and Frew easily side-footed the ball home from six yards for his second of the season.

Lynn's debutant goalkeeper Rob Murray had very little to do all game, but he did have his palms stung shortly after the second goal when Swindon full back Kyle Lapham fired a volley from 20 yards that had to be turned over.

Lapham was booked shortly afterwards for a cynical trip on Francis when Lynn had a four-on-two break.

It was always a matter of when rather than if the Linnets would grab a third, and it was another good low cross that created it.

Frew played a good ball for Nolan to chase, and Adam Smith was in the right place at the right time to score his first goal since re-signing on loan.

So Lynn will return to The Walks with 14 points from their seven straight away games sitting third in the league. If they can match last season's home form they are very well set for a push at this season's title.

t Swindon Supermarine: King, Lapham, Allen, Copp (Mayo, 64), Henry, Abraham, Jeffries (Lightbody, 45), McKay, Caton (Edenborough, 45), Taylor, Stroud. Subs (not used): Shepherd, Matthews. Booked: Lapham (69), McKay (90).

t King's Lynn: Murray, West, Chapman, Warren, C Defty, Camm, Frew (Spriggs, 81), Smith (Fisk, 81), Nolan, Bloomfield (J Defty, 75), Francis. Sub (not used): Norris. Booked: Fisk (90).

t Goals: Bloomfield (48), Frew (64), Smith (78).

t Referee: W Bull (Winchester)

t Att: 156