King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell insists red card made no difference during weekend win

Danny Quigley scored Lynn's third goal of the game. Picture: Ian Burt

Danny Quigley scored Lynn's third goal of the game. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

King's Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell insists his men would have still beaten an 11-man Whitby Town at the weekend.

The Linnets scored three goals after Ibrahim Hassan had been sent off in the 24th minute for a foul on Andy Hall when he was the last man. But Lynn's manager believes the red card wasn't as pivotal as it may have appeared.

'I think we broke their hearts in the first 25 minutes,' said Setchell.

'Before the sending off I thought that was probably as well as we've played, certainly at The Walks, since the Rushall game (6-0 win). We moved the ball. The midfield four (Dan) Quigley, (Andy) Hall, (Dan) Jacob and (Jake) Jones, with Millsy (Gary Mills) in just behind them, found plenty of space and I thought them five were excellent first 25.

'My centre-halves (Jason Lee and Ryan Fryatt) defended superbly, we looked a lot more solid, we were higher up the pitch and I think without the sending off we'd have gone on to win the game anyway. We really set about them.'

Rob Duffy missed the penalty following Hassin's red card but it didn't matter as Jacob, Hall and Quigley all found the net to end Lynn's run of three straight home defeats.

Setchell added: 'We kept playing when they went down to 10. We were playing so well there was no need to start pushing men forward. The way we was playing was working.

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'In our last four games we've won two and lost two. We've lost two by the odd goal. We're competitive.'