Evo-stik Southern League Premier Division
Paulton Rovers 1
King’s Lynn Town 3
The Linnets made it successive wins in the Southern League Premier Division in a game which saw three players sent-off.
Lynn played against ten men for much of the game after Jordan Ricketts received a straight red card for a tackle on Sam Gaughran in the early stages.
Fifteen minutes into the second half a melee involving players from both sides saw Paulton’s Jack Allward dismissed along with Lynn striker Toby Hillard.
Lee Stevenson hit the bar for Lynn on 17 minutes and the following attack saw Hilliard provide the assist for Jacek Zielonka to give Lynn the lead with his first goal of the season.
The hosts began well with Leon Jeanne and Nuno Felix looking dangerous down the flanks.
Tom Knighton flicked on a cross and Darren Mullings’ header was held by goalkeeper Alex Street.
Knighton then hooked wide and on the stroke of half-time the same player hit a low shot which Street managed to flick away with his foot.
Lynn doubled their advantage four minutes after the restart when Zielonka crossed and Hillard struck home.
Six minutes later it was 3-0 after David Bridges fired into the net as the home side’s appeals for a free-kick against both Ryan Fryatt and Hilliard fell on deaf ears.
Paulton pulled a goal back late on when a free-kick taken by Steve Williams was headed home by debutant Nuno Felix.
Rovers pressed to reduce the deficit as chances fell to and were wasted by substitute Sol Wheatley and Felix (twice).
This puts Lynn 12th in the table, just in the top half, going into Christmas.
Lynn: Street, Fryatt, Yong, Bridges (Edge), Gaughran (Castellan), Miller, Clunan, Hurst, Hilliard, Stevenson, Zielonka (Mulready).
Unused subs: Smith, Friend.