NEW Milton Town striker Steve Flynn struck a double as the Linnets snatched all three points to maintain their unbeaten start to the Sydenhams Wessex One season.

Flynn won a penalty in the 84th minute and stepped up to slot past Ringwood goalkeeper Tom Edmonds to score his second penalty and fourth goal in two games.

Both sides started the game brightly.

Firstly, Flynn played in Brad Aspin who saw his effort saved and then Charlie Heggan saw his brilliant curling effort saved by visiting goalkeeper Kieran Burgess.

Ringwood then took the lead when Lee Vint was played straight through the middle of the park in the ninth minute and slotted the ball home past the onrushing Burgess.

Ringwood then failed to make a spell of domination count.

Matt Steer went round one defender in the box but managed to shoot straight at Burgess.

Vint’s volley then sparked a goalmouth scramble before Steer had his shot cleared in the 27th minute.

The Linnets made the home side pay for not making their chances count when Aspin set up fellow wide man Micky Finch who connected perfectly for the volley to fly in past the stranded goalkeeper to make it 1-1.

Ringwood flew out of the blocks in the second half when, in the 49th minute, Ben Harris raced down the left flank to set up River Smith who had two bites of the cherry when Burgess saved his first effort, but could do nothing about his second from the rebound.

Both sides then created a host of chances.

Vint found himself straight through on goal, only to be stopped at the last second with a perfectly-timed tackle from Linnets centre-half Lyam Teixceira.

Flynn fired New Milton level when he was played onside and managed to take the ball past the defender and the goalkeeper before slotting home a tidy finish to make it 2-2.

Flynn won and scored his penalty with six minutes of the game left and Ringwood finished the game with 10 men after Lee Clark had been sent off.