June 19 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Gary Setchell is looking for King’s Lynn Town to curry on their good form – after enjoying a team meal together on Thursday thanks to the club’s chairman.
Buster Chapman treated the high-flying Linnets’ players and management team to an Indian at the town’s Bombay Dreams restaurant as reward for their outstanding season.
And with his side sitting third in Evo-Stik Division South, having won all seven of their league games in 2013, Setchell is hungry for more success this afternoon when an out-of-sorts Market Drayton Town visit The Walks.
He said: “It was something a bit different to get us together away from the habit of game, game, training, training.
“We had a great time, a good laugh and there was a lot of ripping going on. It took us away from the pressure cooker and the chairman came and had a drink with us. It was a nice gesture from him and it proves again that we’re all in it together.
“The club’s well bonded and nights like Thursday help.”
Lynn, who are unbeaten in eight games and look set to at least finish in a play-off position, are 14 places ahead of Drayton – who arrive having not won in eight games.
But having seen his side lose at home to struggling Hucknall Town already this term, Setchell insists he won’t be taking their visitors this afternoon lightly.
He said: “Winning seven out of seven is a hell of an achievement at any level so we’re hoping to go one better.
“We are well aware that teams can come to The Walks and give us a hard time so we don’t want to let Market Drayton get on the front foot.”
Setchell was this week awarded the league’s manager of the month prize for February. His men, who won 2-1 at Romulus on Tuesday, will move above Stamford if they win their game in hand.
King’s Lynn Town will still be heading north next season after the FA turned down their appeal to be switched across to the Southern League Premier Division.