King’s Lynn Town boss happy for ‘ugly’ victories to keep coming

PUBLISHED: 06:30 18 October 2014

Sam Mulready is an injury doubt for Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Sam Mulready is an injury doubt for Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

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King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell admits he’s more than happy to win ugly again as Marine prepare to visit The Walks.

The Linnets made it five games unbeaten in all competitions by edging a dour encounter with Grantham Town on Tuesday thanks to a rare Jordan Yong goal in the 84th minute.

And even though the Mariners arrive not having won on the road in the Evo-Stik Premier Division this season, Setchell would have no problems with another later winner this afternoon.

“If we win 1-0 again I’ll take it – 85th-minute goal, thanks for coming. I’ll take the three points,” said Lynn’s manager.

“I’d rather play poorly and win than play well and lose. But I do get disappointed when we don’t play very well.

“The opposition sometimes don’t let you play well. We’d love it if every team stood off us and let us play with the players we’ve got.

“You’ve got to credit the other teams for not letting us play. You can’t get it all your own way and a lot of teams when they come to The Walks they do see that coming here and getting a point is a good result for them.

“We managed to nick a win on Tuesday, I’ve felt we’ve left a few points behind this year, and maybe we’ve just gained two of them back against Grantham.”

Lynn – who are also now just one victory away from the FA Cup first round proper – have moved up to seventh in the table as a result of their decent run of form.

A victory today, as long as results go the right way elsewhere, could see the Linnets climb into the play-off places.

And Setchell feels he has more than enough quality at his disposal to ensure the club can mount a serious challenge to stay there.

“I feel we’ve got good players. If we stay in games long enough, and we don’t concede silly goals – which we’ve stopped doing to a point – I think we’ve got a chance of winning games,” added the man at The Walks helm.

“I think we score more often than we don’t. No one wanted to lose on Tuesday, it was a derby game, but what a three points it was for us and it sets us up nicely.”

The only selection issue for Setchell today surrounds striker Sam Mulready who is suffering with a tight hamstring.

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