Six-goal romp will give my promoted men belief, says King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell

George Thomson scored Lynn's 3rd. Picture: Ian Burt

George Thomson scored Lynn's 3rd. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Gary Setchell believes his players can take huge self belief from their 6-0 mauling of Rushall Olympic last night.

Lynn, who have enjoyed back-to-back promotions to Step Three of the non-league ladder, lost their opening Evo-Stik Premier Division game 2-0 at Nantwich Town on Saturday. But they bounced back at The Walks and the Linnets' boss admits his side took heart from Dan Jacob's opening goal in the 21st minute – and never looked back.

He said: 'I think they will believe in themselves. We've brought a lot of players up from Step Five, won Step Four last year, and we've still got seven, eight or nine who played Step Five and have been on the journey with us. Maybe Saturday one or two of them thought 'oh, we've gone up a level'.

'I didn't. I know we'll be competive in every game whoever we play. And last night I think there'll be one or two players who went home believing in themselves a little bit more.'

Jacob added a second, and a third after the break, to take home the match ball. But he wasn't the only player to star in the Linnets' first home league game of the new season.

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Left-back Jordan Yong was particularly impressive as was goalscorer Andy Hall. Rampant Lynn's other goals – in a match which saw the visitors reduced to 10 men early in the second half – came from George Thomson and substitute Ewan Clarke.

- Click on the related link to read a match report from last night's game.

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