An incident-packed match at Trafford saw King’s Lynn Town earn a 2-1 victory over a team reduced to just eight players.
A sixth away win of the season saw Gary Setchell’s men move up into fourth place in the Evostik League Premier Division table, despite fielding a reshuffled side.
With winger Marc Goodfellow having joined Worksop Town, new signings Peter Bore and Gary Mills came into the squad.
Former Grimsby Town utility player Bore joined from Boston United and made his full debut with Jordan Yong not travelling due to illness.
Andy Hall and George Thomson going close before the first moment of madness from the hosts. Bore delivered a cross and Rob Duffy’s header saw defender Callum Jones stick out his hand and acrobatically tip the ball over the bar to earn a red card.
The penalty was coolly dispatched by Duffy for his third spot kick success in three games but he was replaced shortly after with an injury.
Lynn’s second goal came after Sam Mulready crossed for substitute Ewan Clarke to stab home with his first touch.
Trafford were gifted a life line when Alex Street came hurrying out of his goal to collect and got nowhere near the ball and Nia Bayuna hooked the ball home.
Ill discipline took over as the home side’s Rory Fallon and Tom Schofield both received their marching orders for two yellow cards in quick succession.
Mills, who has re-signed for the Linnets on loan from Boston United, came on after 66 minutes and helped his side see out the closing stages, which saw the eight-man hosts coming close to grabbing an unlikely point.