King’s Lynn Town 0 Mildenhall Town 1: Linnets dumped out of FA Trophy

Simon Lappin made his first start for King's Lynn but couldn't stop the Linnets going down to a 1-0

Simon Lappin made his first start for King's Lynn but couldn't stop the Linnets going down to a 1-0 defeat against Mildenhall. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

King's Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse admitted his team got what they deserved following their FA Trophy defeat against Mildenhall Town.

A goal from Dan Brown shortly before the hour settled this drab encounter and left the Linnets boss frustrated by his side's display.

'We have defeated ourselves today,' said Culverhouse. 'We have played at 70 per cent and when you play at that percentage you will not win games of football.

'That is nowhere near good enough for the club and is not acceptable to me.

'Having said that I am going to take nothing away from Dean (Greygoose, Mildenhall manager) or his team who have come here and done a number on us.

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'They treated it like their cup final and worked very hard all over the pitch whereas we didn't.

'It's their day so I say well done to them and good luck for the next round. We are now left with just the one focus point, which is the league.

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'We now have a clear week which will consist of two training sessions which will contain two sessions of very hard work.

'My job as a manager now is to pick the players up and ensure there is a complete reaction when Chesham are here next weekend.'

Town gave full debuts to Simon Lappin and goalkeeper, Tom Rix, who made a stunning point blank save from Danny Crow after initially parrying Jacob Brown's effort. Rix was again in action moments later as he finger-tipped J Brown's angled drive onto his post and away from danger.

Ryan Hawkins lashed a half volley over and Grant Holt looped a header wide as the home side managed to break through some solid visiting defending.

Tom Ward produced a fine save from a Sam Roach header but minutes later D Brown ran into space behind Ward at the other end of the pitch and calmly dispatched the ball beyond Rix for the game's only goal.

Substitue Leon Mettam dragged a free kick well wide and Michael Gash headed over late on but by then it was too little too late as the plucky visitors held on for a deserved and famous win.

King's Lynn Town: Rix, Norman, Blake–Tracy, Fryatt, Ward, Jarvis, Clunan, Lappin (Parker), Gash, Holt (Mettam), Hawkins (Siddons). Subs not used: Gaughran, Street.

Mildenhall Town: Roach, Kerins, Wilkinson (Avis, Huxtable), Curry, Asensi, Hood, Crow, Green, Jacob Brown, Dan Brown, Collins. Subs not used: Butcher, Pereira, Boddy.

Goal: Dan Brown, 59.

Referee: Mr P Forrester (Luton)

Attendance: 534

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