Redditch 1 King’s Lynn Town 1: Late goal denies Linnets on the road

King's Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell.

King's Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Crestfallen manager Gary Setchell tried to focus on the positives after King's Lynn's last-ditch heartache at Redditch.

The Linnets bossed the first half and had the better of the second at the Trico Stadium but paid a heavy price for wasteful finishing when Gurjit Singh scrambled home in the fourth minute of added time after Toby Hilliard had given the visitors the lead.

'They had one shot on goal in the 94th minute,' said Setchell. 'They pushed the keeper up so had an extra man but you have to defend the first ball and then the second. We were disappointed but that was nine games unbeaten for us.

'Redditch didn't deserve the draw, we deserved the win and that's football. We had a really good day but didn't get the second goal or take earlier chances to give us a bigger lead.'

However, frustration over the result did not prompt Setchell to seek a scapegoat.

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'You have to be realistic,' he added. 'Would we have taken a point before the game? We probably would have but after the game, when you look at the possession, shots and chances, we were disappointed not to win.

'When you come away to a team in the top half of the league and dominate in the way we did, you have to take the positives from it.'

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The trickery of substitute Leon Mettam set up the opener on 76 minutes with Hilliard turning while taking the pass before steering inside Catlow's right post.

There were chances to score a second on the break but as Lynn dropped deeper, United scented fear with Singh missing the target and Jhai Dhillon forcing an instinctive near-post stop from Alex Street.

And the sting in the tail came when Duane Courtney headed down a corner for Singh to pinch a point, which the hosts had scarcely deserved.

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