King’s Lynn Town 4 Wroxham 1: Double FA Cup goal salvo a relief for Stevenson
Lee Stevenson has expressed relief after breaking his scoring duck for the season in King's Lynn Town's FA Cup demolition of Wroxham at The Walks.
Stevenson notched a brace, along with defender Kern Miller, as the Southern League Premier Division side cruised into today's second qualifying round draw after scoring four goals in the first half of Saturday's tie.
The 31-year-old admitted it was a weight off his shoulders after failing to find the back of the net before the visit of the Yachtsmen.
Stevenson, who says he is not concerned with the outcome of today's lunchtime draw, said: 'I'm very relieved and it's a monkey off of my back, so to speak.
'Setch (Gary Setchell) wanted a reaction from me after leaving me on the bench against Kettering and I think I have given him one.
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'I knew I needed to up my game a bit and hopefully I can now kick on and score a few more.
'The last couple of matches we've upped the tempo a lot more. We have come out of the blocks a lot sharper and it has made a big difference to us.
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'We've approached it differently and that's something we need to stick to.'
Now he is finally off the mark, Stevenson would like nothing more than to see young frontman Toby Hilliard, who had a first-half effort disallowed, open his account for the club.
'I would to see Toby get a goal,' admitted Stevenson.
'He has still got a lot to learn, but he is a young lad who is full of energy and he has been working his socks off for the team.'
Ryman North outfit Wroxham were blown away by Lynn's lightning start and Yachtsmen boss Stuart Larter was unhappy with the manner of his side's exit.
Larter said: 'It was always going to be tough ask for us coming to King's Lynn, but the disappointing aspect for me is that we were out of the tie before we were even in it.
'We made some basic errors and to concede two goals from set-pieces like we did was unacceptable. The plan was to come here, stay in the game and keep the crowd quiet but that didn't happen. We didn't match King's Lynn's intensity. We've got to learn from it and move on.'
Miller, who hobbled off with a hamstring injury in the second half, and Stevenson both scored twice in a first period that the Linnets totally dominated. Former Lynn player Jamie Forshaw pulled one back for Wroxham after the break as the visitors restored a little bit of pride.
Miller's injury isn't thought to be too serious and the defender should be in contention for Saturday's league trip to Redditch.