Photo galleries: Frew, what a scorcher as King’s Lynn Town battle back to beat Ramsbottom United
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King's Lynn Town striker Michael Frew has set a double-figure festive points return target after firing the Linnets to their first win since the end of October.
Frew hit a double as the Linnets came from behind at the break to secure their first league success in six games.
It took Frew's tally to three goals in as many matches and the frontman said: 'We needed the win today and all of the lads are buzzing.
'The gaffer wants to get a little mini run going over the next five games. He wants to get a high amount of points and hopefully today's win can kick-start that. I'm with the gaffer. If we can get 12 or 13 points out of a possible 15 over the festive period, then we won't be able to grumble.'
Linnets boss Gary Setchell, who has called his players into training tonight ahead of the Boxing Day game at Barwell, said: 'Sometimes it's not about the performance it is about the result.
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'Both teams would have liked to have played better and we were dross in the first half in all fairness.
'Today was our biggest game of the season. I told the lads that before the game and whether that put a little bit too much pressure on them I don't know.
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'If we'd lost today we would have found ourselves seven points behind Ramsbottom, and I'm not sure if they will finish in the top five, so where what that have left us?'
Reprieved midfielder Dan Quigley – who failed to show for last week's game – was the inspiration behind Lynn's revival in the second half and Setchell said: 'We brought Quigs on at half-time because it was a Quigs game not a (Steve) Spriggs game if you like and I think he made a difference.
'I think he gave us that little bit of extra steel to win that second ball in midfield and although it wasn't a pretty performance it was a massive result.'
Both managers were sent to the stands during the second half of a stormy encounter before Scott Burton was sent-off for Ramsbottom in the dying minutes after picking up a second yellow card.
The visitors opened the scoring in the 18th minute when Grant Spencer's free-kick managed to hit both posts before trickling over the line to beat Alex Street. Twelve minutes into the second period parity was restored when David Bell's free-kick found Frew in the box and the striker converted on the turn. Lynn's winner arrived four minutes from time when Frew capitalised on a poor back pass before providing a sublime finish from an acute angle.