King’s Lynn Town happy to build from the back

Action from King's Lynn Town V FC United at The Walks - Lynn's Ryan Fryatt after the ball. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Action from King's Lynn Town V FC United at The Walks - Lynn's Ryan Fryatt after the ball. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

King's Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell admitted building from the back helped his men hold big-name FC United on Saturday.

The Linnets kept their second home clean sheet in a row to banish memories of miserable defending in recent weeks at The Walks. As a result, the shut-out helped Lynn pick up a spirited point against the outfit that was formed by fed-up Manchester United fans after the Glazer family took control at Old Trafford eight years ago.

Setchell said: 'We've given ourselves a foundation to build from. It's no good losing games 3-2. I won't accept that. We need to be hard to beat.

'It's something we've prided ourselves on over the last two or three years and now we've kept two clean sheets in a row. I thought my centre-halves (Jason Lee and Ryan Fryatt) were excellent as well as my goalkeeper (Alex Street). But the whole team defended from the front. I had 11 defenders out there.'

Street made a couple of fine saves but the hosts had chances of their own in the second half to beat a team who has reached the Evo-Stik Premier Division play-off final in each of the last three seasons.

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One player who didn't influence matters after the break was frontman Rob Duffy. He left the pitch after a collision with the visitors' goalkeeper Jon Worsnop.

'I know I've got to bring in one or two players, the squad's very thin,' added Setchell.

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'I had to use (Dan) Quigley as a makeshift striker but I thought he was excellent for us. Duffy was in a bad way. His nose was all over his face and he was being sick at half-time with concussion. We'll have to wait and see what's happened. He's just an unlucky player.'

- Click on the related link to read a match report, and see a picture gallery, from Saturday's game.

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