December 13 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, October 27, 2013
King’s Lynn Town returned from their 500-mile road haul with all three points following a stunning performance at a blustery Croft Park.
Jake Jones gave the visitors a deserved early lead but, similar to recent weeks, the Linnets were unable to score a second whilst enjoying good spells of possession and conceded before the break to a long range Damen Mullen effort.
However, Lynn dug deep and goals from Andrew Hall and new loan signing Greg Mills secured a fourth and well deserved away league victory of the season for Gary Setchell’s men.
The six-hour coach journey didn’t seem to affect Lynn who started strongly with a Thomson free-kick and a Jacob run and cross drift wide. Moments later though the visitors had their goal as Mulready linked well with Jones whose shot deflected off defender Nathan Buddle and into keeper Michal Misiewicz’s net. Skipper Bunting was booked as he went to ground in the area as the home side reeled. However, the hosts finally got a grip with striker Sonny Andrews heading wide and wideman Robert Dale shooting wide following hesitation in the Linnets’ defence.
Both sides resorted to long ball tactics for a while before Mullen scored with a long range punt for Spartans which saw keeper Alex Street beaten on his near post. Dale went close again just before the interval as confidence grew in the home ranks.
Mulready, and then Jones, should have restored the visitors’ lead inside two minutes of the re-start but were guilty of attempting to walk the ball into the net.
Home number seven Daniel Maguire then somehow contrived to miss an open goal from three yards as Lynn rode their luck but minutes later they regained the lead as Jones’s low centre was driven into the net through a sea of bodies by the tenacious Hall to give the pint sized battler the goal his efforts so richly deserved.
Street made an outstanding double save from Andrews which preserved his team’s lead and moments later the young Linnets custodian produced more magic to deny Maguire from close in.
Setchell introduced Greg Mills for namesake Gary with 20 minutes remaining for his Lynn debut and he quickly became a hero with Lynn’s small bunch of travelling fans as he pounced on some uncertain home defending by robbing Ian Watson before placing an angled drive past Misiewicz to secure an important three points for his side.
Gary Setchell has answered all sorts of questions since being Linnets boss.