Photo galleries: King’s Lynn Town boss says patience was key during 5-1 win against Stafford Rangers

Lynn's Jake Jones. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn's Jake Jones. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Gary Setchell believes patience played a huge part in King's Lynn Town's thumping of Stafford Rangers.

While the 5-1 scoreline suggests the Linnets had it all their own way, they still had to score three goals in the final 20 minutes to put the gloss on another excellent home display. Missed chances in the first period as well as George Thomson's own goal saw Lynn undeservedly go 1-0 down. But Lynn's manager was delighted his troops didn't panic, equalised through Rob Duffy, and eventually gained the rewards their play deserved after the break.

Setchell said: 'I think we were a different level to Stafford, and that's not being disrespectful to them.

'The key was being patient. We did miss chances again first half and when we went in at 1-1 I did think, 'not again, surely?' I just said to the lads at half-time: 'Just be patient, be patient, we will create more openings', because I was confident we would do.

'Someone just had to be brave enough to stick the ball in the back of the net and Streaky (Ryan Fryatt) did and then the pressure valve was relieved.'

Fryatt's 50th-minute header, followed by George Thomson's free-kick, Ryan Clarke's first goal for the club and Andy Hall's injury-time strike secured Lynn's 10th Evo-Stik Premier Division win of the campaign.

'We played some good stuff in the last 20 minutes,' added Lynn's boss, whose back-to-back promoted outfit sit seventh. 'It wasn't a fantastic performance like Witton or Dereham (Norfolk Senior Cup), it was more workmanlike and patchy really. But it was a satisfying victory all the same.'

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