Setchell reveals half-time dressing down spurred King’s Lynn Town to another impressive UCL victory

A half-time dressing down proved to be the catalyst for another thumping King's Lynn Town win on Saturday, according to Linnets manager Gary Setchell.

Lynn hammered Wellingborough Town 5-0 to keep their United Counties Premier Division title charge on course but needed four goals in 14 second-half minutes to take control of a game that had been even up until the break.

Lynn boss Setchell admitted he read the riot act during the interval, even though his side had taken a 1-0 lead through Danny Beaumont in the 36th minute.

Setchell said: 'I wasn't impressed with the first half at all, especially the first 25 minutes where I thought we were second best.

'They started the game a lot brighter than us and showed a lot more energy than us and that was disappointing. We could have been 1-0 down but Pedro (Alex Street) made one of the best saves I've seen at this level in the first five minutes when he's tipped a shot onto the cross bar.


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'We were fortunate to go in 1-0 up at the break and I did let them know at half-time - then we got a tremendous reaction second half. We started on the front foot, played in good areas, Jason scored and then we relaxed and played.

'One or two players weren't pulling their weight but I thought second half we were very good. However, with six games to go and a chance to win the league you can't afford to not have players 100pc on the gas.'

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Jason Turner's brace - on his return to Wellingborough - and goals from Jack Defty and Jamie Thurlbourne extended Lynn's unbeaten league run to six months. Rivals Long Buckby remained hot on Setchell's side's heels by beating Spalding United 4-0.

The Lynn manager also revealed after the game that winger Kieron Davies, 20, who won the UCL title with St Neots last season, will be joining the club this week after agreeing to leave Shepshed Dynamo.

Setchell said: 'He's a pacy right-sided player who will give us that little bit of dimension if we need it like Spriggsy brought to the table with his pace so it's a bit like for like.

'It's another squad man coming in because if we picked up a few injuries we'd be down to the bare bones again and we don't want to be in that situation. He's a good lad, he wants to prove himself this year and be here next year and he's got an opportunity to come in and do that.'

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