Gary Setchell lost for words by King’s Lynn Town’s mistake-ridden capitulation at The Walks

Action from the 0-4 loss of King's Lynn Town v Rushall Olympic - Peter Winn shows his frustration. P

Action from the 0-4 loss of King's Lynn Town v Rushall Olympic - Peter Winn shows his frustration. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Gary Setchell admits he was rendered almost speechless by King's Lynn Town's second-half collapse against Rushall.

The Linnets had looked likely to record a positive result until Olympic took the lead through Gavin Caines' penalty in the first half. And from that moment it turned into a day to forget which eventually saw the Linnets crushed 4-0 as a result of three horrible defensive errors after the break.

'We gave away a penalty, which I thought was a little bit soft,' said Lynn's boss.

'But then we just totally capitulated. The confidence drained from us, we stopped passing the ball, we didn't believe in ourselves, and then on top of that we've absolutely given away probably three of the worst goals we've given away since I've been here. It was a horrible result and a horrible second half. I'm a bit lost for words.'

The Linnets were sitting fifth at the start of November but now occupy 14th after a torrid run of just three wins in 18 Evo-Stik Premier Division matches. The weekend's reverse was Town's third home defeat on the bounce during a spell which has seen them pick up just nine points from a possible 27 since the turn of the year – and lose the services of top scorer George Thomson to Chester.

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Setchell added: 'If you're in football long enough you have some high moments, which we've had, you have some low moments, which we're now having, and you have some all-right times. At the minute we're going through a pretty low spot.

'We were 4-0 down to Cambridge City in the FA Cup at half-time once and that was pretty bad. But this was up there. I don't think my team's ever made those sort of mistakes in the same game. You could put a whole season's collection through and you wouldn't see three worse than that on Saturday. Everyone makes mistakes at work but ours are coming at a bad time. It is a very worrying return of points. No-one is more worried than me, trust me. But we've got to keep going.'

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One positive could arrive today however in the shape of Polish attacking midfielder, Jacek Zielonka – who can also play as a striker. Setchell says he will join the Linnets from Lowestoft Town once the relevant paperwork is completed.

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