King’s Lynn Town happy to be on their travels as they head to Ashton United

It was a tough day for Lynn manager Gary Setchell on the touchline against Rushall. Picture: Matthew

It was a tough day for Lynn manager Gary Setchell on the touchline against Rushall. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Gary Setchell insists his King's Lynn Town players will be relieved to escape The Walks pressure cooker when they visit Ashton United this evening.

Saturday's embarrassing 4-0 home loss to Rushall Olympic was the Linnets' third consecutive Evo-Stik Premier Division defeat on their own turf. Yet things look unlikely to get any easier this evening with Lynn, 14th, facing a daunting trip to play-off hopefuls Ashton who have won their last four matches at the Hurst Cross Stadium.

Setchell said: 'We've got two of the hardest fixtures in the league (FC United away on Saturday) coming up and it's no good throwing the towel in now and feeling sorry for ourselves.

'We've got to go away to Ashton and try and turn in a performance. At the minute, if the players are honest, they enjoy playing away more than they do at home. And that's not right. I've said to them 'they should grab the home games by the horns because this is where we are at our best'.

'But at the moment we are playing better away because we haven't got people shouting at them (the players). I said, 'the way to get people on your side is to win games, work hard and they'll cheer you home'. On the flip-side of that when you're not going well and you're conceding silly goals football fans all over the country get on their team's back.

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'You've got to deal with it better than what we did on Saturday. We didn't, we hid up and made more mistakes. It's going to be difficult but we've got to turn in a very solid performance at Ashton. We have got those performances in us though.'

The Linnets picked up an excellent point during their last away game at title-challenging Skelmersdale United. An undeserved defeat at Nantwich by two goals to one prior to that came on the back of a 2-1 victory at Marine – Lynn's first league victory on their travels since the opening day.

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