Scorer and keeper heroics end Linnets’ winless run

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Midfielder Dan Quigley’s thumping second-half header was the difference between the two sides, but it was Alex Street’s heroics in goal which went a long way to earning The Walks outfit their third away win of the campaign.

It also ended Lynn’s eight-match sequence without a win, in a game which saw Gary Setchell’s side end the night with ten men following Sam Mulready’s late red card.

Twice in the second period, Street reacted brilliantly to make a double-save.

He followed an instinctive block with a boot to deny Joe Shaw with a stretching save to stop Jamie Rainford’s attempt from the rebound.

Later on, Street brilliantly diverted substitute Michael Simpson’s shot to safety after spilling Jake Parker’s initial long-range effort.

The Linnets replaced Steven Spriggs with David Bell at the start of the second period. But it was the introduction of another replacement in Jacek Zielonka which turned a one-sided contest on its head.

Zielonka, who bagged his first goal in Lynn colours on Saturday, this time turned provider to deliver the cross for Quigley’s winner 19 minutes from time.

Mulready then received his marching orders for allegedly throwing a punch at home shotstopper Andy Robertson.

It was harsh on the hosts, who had thrown everything at the Linnets for long periods of the contest.

Joe Shaw spurned Witton’s easiest chance, while Alex Tichiner and Luke Clark both hit the woodwork.

Street was also at his brilliant best to tip over John Shaw’s header.

Witton Albion: Robertson, Goulding, Dawson, Jon Shaw, Barnes, Joe Shaw, Schofield (Corbett), Clark, Rainford, Titchiner, Andrews. Subs not used: Simpson, Parker, Porquet-Molina, Swift. Booked: Barnes, Clark.

Lynn: Street, Ramm, Yong, Watson, Eze, Marshall (Winn), Spriggs (Bell), Quigley, Frew (Zielonka), Mulready, Bridges. Subs not used: Fryatt and Stocker. Scorer: Quigley (71).

Sent-off: Mulready. Attendance: 211.