Setchell furious with King’s Lynn Town’s ‘sloppy’ display at Northampton Spencer
Gary Setchell tore into his wasteful King's Lynn Town side even though they got their title challenge back on track with a 2-1 win at Northampton Spencer on Saturday.
The Linnets boss was furious with his team's 'sloppy' display as Lynn missed a host of chances to grab a convincing win in Northampton. And even though goals from Danny Beaumont and Stuart Wall helped his side pick up three vital United Counties Premier Division points, Setchell was far from impressed by his charges' display.
'There was plenty of bottle and drive during Tuesday's draw at Boston but it looked like the players thought it was too easy for them on Saturday - they thought they were above Northampton Spencer which is criminal,' said Setchell.
'I'm happy for the three points, I'm happy with the number of chances we created but I'm really unhappy with the way we were finishing. It was dreadful. Although we played some good football we were sloppy at times. We gave the ball away cheaply and we didn't put enough pressure on the ball when we didn't have it.
'At times it was more like a testimonial game than a match involving a side that are trying to win the league and I gave the lads a blast afterwards. We scored early and thought the job was done. We're trying to win the league and we didn't look quite hungry enough because we thought we'd come here and roll them over.
'I gave the lads Thursday off but that will be the last Thursday they get off this year now.'
Spencer keeper Quincy Shorunmu was in inspired form and made a string of fine saves - just like he did when his side visited The Walks this season.
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The shot-stopper impressed Setchell who also reserved praise for defensive trio Stuart Wall, Ashley Deeney and make-shift left back Jamie Thurlbourne.
The Linnets boss said: 'Their keeper always does it to us. When we played them at home when we beat them 6-0 and it should have been 12-0, and we beat them in the league cup 2-1 and it should have been 8-1.
'I don't know where Northampton Spencer have got him from. He's not the most pretty on the eye technique wise but he does the job of keeping the ball out of the onion bag so you've got to credit him for that. He had a little bit of luck where it hit him on the shoulder and what not or when we hit the bar but he earned that.
'We lacked composure in front of goal which was disappointing and our best players were the back four. Stuart Wall had a terrific game, Jamie Thurlbourne did well at left back and Ashley Deeney put his wrongs right from Tuesday night and was decent.'