Another defeat – but Setchell insists Linnets will turn corner
Kettering Town 2 King's Lynn Town 1
Seven points from as many matches is not the start to Southern League life which manager Gary Setchell wanted.
But despite his side's poor start to the new campaign, the Linnets chief believes a swift change of fortune is just around the corner.
After Lynn's latest setback at Kettering Town, Setchell said: 'This team is just seven games old and it's still early days.
'We've got a lot of good players with a lot of ability, we just need someone to stand up and be counted in the key moments of games. We need somebody to turn in a match-winning performance or to score a goal at a critical time. We played some nice stuff again today. At 1-1 I thought we were the team on the front foot and I think we could have gone home with all three points.'
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Defeat against one of his former clubs as a player was not on Setchell's agenda, but it was another defensive lapse which put paid to Lynn's hopes of bringing home at least a share of the spoils.
'We've switched off for 10 seconds and it has cost us the game,' said Setchell. 'We haven't picked up the lad at the far post. He has been able to bring the ball down down eight yards out from goal and score.
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'It was just criminal.'
It had looked so promising after Ryan Fryatt's stooping header from Michael Clunan's free-kick on the stroke of half-time had cancelled out Andy Gooding's opener for the hosts.
Lynn started the second period brightly at a rain-sodden Latimer Park.
Defender Jordan Yong, making his 200th appearance in Lynn colours, saw his volley whistle just wide of the target. Midfielder Clunan then tried his luck from just outside the box and Speight fired wide on the turn as Lynn continued to grow in confidence. But it was home substitute Nick Wright who climbed off the bench to inflict Lynn's latest misery on the pitch.
Less than five minutes after being introduced, Wright was allowed the time and space to convert Will Grocutt's centre with almost his first touch of the game.
As Lynn pushed forward in search of an equaliser they left themselves vulnerable on the counter-attack.
Goalkeeper Alex Street pulled off a breathtaking triple save in the space of a few seconds to deny Bake-Richardson and Brown (twice) before the offside flag came to Lynn's rescue.