King’s Lynn set sights on another big scalp

Sam Warburton was among the goals for King's Lynn Town. Picture: Ian Burt

Sam Warburton was among the goals for King's Lynn Town. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

King's Lynn manager Gary Setchell has set his sights on a second memorable win against a promotion-chasing side in the space of five days.

The Linnets stunned high-flying Slough at The Walks in midweek, with a Sam Warbuton hat-trick helping them go in at half-time 5-0 ahead before winning 5-2.

They will now be aiming to complete a notable double by seeing off a Leamington side who were leading the way in the Evostik Southern League Premier Division until a shock 6-0 home reverse last weekend at the hands the side Lynn took to the cleaners on Tuesday.

Setchell wants to see his team build on that performance, which followed hard on the heels of two hard-earned away draws and helped ease the pain of a 6-1 home reverse against Weymouth in their previous home fixture.

'We want to finish strongly and we know we have got the potential here to string results together,' he told the club's Youtube channel.


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'On Saturday I am looking for another special performance and another special result against Leamington. They will be a different kettle of fish to Slough – they're direct, they have got a keeper who kicks it a mile and they have got pace in abundance out wide. Let's hope it's another Slough and not another Weymouth.'

Setchell is delighted with the manner in which his players have responded to the nightmare afternoon against Weymouth, which saw his ability to get the best out of his squad being questioned afterwards in some quarters.

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'When you lose 6-1 at home you are going to get stick, and you deserve it, but what I won't stand for is people saying that I have lost the dressing room,' he said. 'That has never happened when I have been at this club and if it did happen I would walk away.

'We had a really bad day against Weymouth but does that make us a bad team? No. We then went to Merthyr and got a point with an outstanding performance and went to Kings Langley, were 2-1 down with 20 minutes to go and finished like a train and should have won it.

'Tonight (against Slough) we were magnificent. If they think that is losing the dressing room then I have had a few beers in my time and I'll have a pint of what they have been drinking.'

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