Saturday, December 8, 2012
Basement boys Hucknall Town arrive at The Walks this afternoon – but Gary Setchell won’t be taking them lightly.
King’s Lynn Town tore the Nottinghamshire side apart in their first away game of the Evo-Stik Division One South season to pick up three encouraging points on the road. A devastating 20-minute spell before the break was enough to see the Linnets home but Setchell knows it’s likelier to be a tougher test today.
The Lynn boss said: “We musn’t think about their position. They had a good win last week and it’s not easy to score goals away from home in this league.
“They’ve made a load of new signings and we’ve already seen Kidsgrove and Lincoln throw in big results and soon find themselves in mid-table. Anybody can beat anybody in this league. Today, as always, we’re going to have to be at our best to get three points.”
The Yellows ended a run of 11 games without victory by winning 4-2 at Market Drayton Town on Saturday. Setchell’s side drew 1-1 at Leek Town. Despite back-to-back victories in the Norfolk Senior Cup and FA Trophy prior to the match, the Linnets’ boss admits his side, third, are desperate to get back on track in the league after enduring a three-game winless streak.
“Since our Trophy run, the league table hasn’t worked out too bad for us. We’re still in great shape,” said Setchell.
“We’ve got players in our team that can hurt anybody, like they did at Hucknall, and we’ve been defending reasonably well, which has been very pleasing.”
A Tim Grice equaliser denied Lynn all three points at the weekend on an afternoon where striker Russell Dunkley limped off inside 10 minutes with a hamstring problem. The talismanic frontman could however, feature today.
Setchell said: “He’ll be assessed in the morning. The physio (Phil Ward) was really surprised at how far he has come. He’ll be put through a rigorous fitness test and if the lad’s fit, he’ll play. If he’s 50/50 or there’s any doubt he simply won’t.”
Striker Jason Turner or fit-again loanee Sam Mulready could deputise in Dunkley’s absence. Danny Beaumont (knee) is still sidelined.
- Tickets for next Saturday’s FA Trophy game with AFC Telford United will go on sale after today’s game at The Walks’ box office. They will costs adults £10, concessions £8, juniors (12-15) £4 and children (11-and-under) £1.
There will be no segregation for the second round tie and tickets will be available on the day.