We can learn from draw against Halesowen Town, says King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell

10:07 05 January 2015

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Action from King's Lynn Town v Halesowen at The Walks - Lynn's Sam Mulready after the ball. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Gary Setchell admits his players can take a lot on board from the performance of their Halesowen counterparts.

The King’s Lynn Town boss watched his troops draw at home for the first time during this Evo-Stik Premier Division season on Saturday. But it was the away shut-out during the 0-0 stalemate which he hopes will help his side as they look to achieve the feat for the first time themselves this term in their remaining matches on the road – starting at Witton Albion on Saturday.

Setchell, whose men have not won away from home in the league since the opening day, said: “It was a hard afternoon for us but it was important we got a point. But as I said to the lads, we can learn a lot from Halesowen.

“They came away from home, they were hard to beat, hard to play against, frustrated us, worked for set pieces, hit us on the break and that’s what we’ve got to do away from home.

“We’re looking forward to a week’s rest now after a busy Christmas schedule. We’ll train on Wednesday. And we’ll try and do to Witton (on Saturday) what Halesowen did to us and come away with a result.”

Setchell was without midfield force Dan Quigley (suspended) and Steve Spriggs – who was taken ill during the warm up – for his men’s second home match in 48 hours. So he was full of praise for centre-back pairing Henry Eze and Ryan Fryatt as they helped guide their team to back-to-back clean sheets for the first time in the league this campaign.

Their defensive colleague Jackson Ramm was sent off in the 70th minute for a second bookable offence. But Lynn remained resolute to ensure they picked up a point for their admirable efforts on a pudding of a pitch.

“I’ve got no complaints,” said Setchell of his defender’s second dismissal of the campaign.

“I didn’t realise he’d already been booked to be fair. It was a full-blooded tackle which I like my players to go in for. But I think the other lad was always going to be favourite and he just nicked it first.

“If I was on the other side I’d want it to be a red card because it was definitely a yellow. It was unfortunate for Jackson as he got injured as well. But we managed to get a point with 10 men so it’s not all bad.”

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