King’s Lynn Town aim to increase Evo-Stik Premeir Division basement boys Droylsden’s pain

Lynn's Sam Mulready in action on Saturday. Picture: Ian Burt Lynn's Sam Mulready in action on Saturday. Picture: Ian Burt

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
9:24 AM

King’s Lynn Town will travel up north this evening desperately hoping to avoid an embarrasing night at Droylsden.

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The Linnets visit the Evo-Stik Premier Division’s whipping boys knowing their opponents are yet to win a league game this season.

And Gary Setchell and his men will be aiming to make sure the Bloods do not end their miserable record when The Walks outfit arrive at the Butcher’s Arms.

Setchell, whose side blew a two-goal lead to draw against Trafford on Saturday, said: “We’re all disappointed but we’ve done it to teams this year.

“When you do it to other teams you’re cock-a-hoop and when you get your pants pulled down yourself it’s not so nice. But we’ve got a fixture tonight that if we play like we did second half we’ll do well to win, it’s as simple as that.

“No matter how poor Droylsden’s season has been, which it has, they’ve got three points, if we play like we did second half on Saturday we’ll do well to get a result. If we play like we did first half we can beat anybody in the league.”

Lynn edged Droylsden 2-1 earlier this season and the Manchester-based side have since gone on to lose 30 more matches.

They have drawn just three times, scored only 24 goals and conceded a huge 132 times. The basement boys are 18 points behind the second-from-bottom team Stocksbridge Park Steels.

The Linnets however have performed much better in the Northern Premier League on their first season at Step Three of the non-league ladder. Despite Saturday’s slip-up, Setchell’s side still remain just two points off the play-off places. They have however played more games than many of their rivals.

Lynn will once again be without suspended duo Alex Street and Dan Quigley tonight. The latter’s ban definitely comes to an end when tonight’s match has been completed. Peter Bore left the club at the back end of last week.

Goalkeeper Ashley Timms joined Town yesterday and is in line to make his debut while midfielder Gary Mills – who came off near the end of the weekend’s draw – should have recovered from the tight calf which forced him to leave the field of play.

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