Southern Premier Division rivals in line for a ‘hiding’ from King’s Lynn Town

Ryan Fryatt scored the winner for King's Lynn at Histon in midweek. Picture by Lindsey Parnaby/Focus

Ryan Fryatt scored the winner for King's Lynn at Histon in midweek. Picture by Lindsey Parnaby/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Lindsey Parnaby/Focus Images Ltd

Gary Setchell believes his King's Lynn Town side are on the verge of giving one of their rivals a 'hiding' – if they can just find their shooting boots.

The Linnets bounced back from Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to high-flying Leamington with a 2-1 win at Histon on Tuesday night.

Goals from David Bridges and Ryan Fryatt secured the points, after a steady stream of chances were wasted by the visitors.

'After the game I didn't really know what to say,' Setchell said. 'I was sort of speechless because we're playing such good football, we're creating lots of good chances, we're playing with loads of energy and passion – and we're missing loads of chances and giving rubbish goals away.

'If you keep doing that then you're going to be in the bottom half of the league.

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'We've got away with it, scored two goals, Ryan's popped up at the back post – I don't even know what he's doing there, my right-back's popped up as my left winger's crossing it – but it was just one of those games.

'I'm delighted we won but I was absolutely shattered.'

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The Linnets make the long 250-mile trip to the south coast to face Weymouth today, with Setchell warning his players they cannot be as profligate against the fourth-placed Terras.

'We've got players who have scored goals at a higher level. It's just one of those spells we're going through,' Lynn's boss continued.

'I just said to them, you aren't going to get 20 chances at Weymouth, you're probably going to get four or five if you're lucky because they're good defensively, they're at home, we're away.

'We keep saying, someone will get a hiding soon, I'm sure of it. It could have been Histon, it could have been Leamington on Saturday, it might be Weymouth, it might be Biggleswade (at The Walks on Tuesday) – but we've got to stop giving bad goals away.'

Prolific youth team striker Dylan Edge was among those to miss the target, having replaced Sam Mulready in the 68th minute, but Setchell is sure the former Swaffham attacker will come good.

'Even when we went 2-1, Dylan will never have a better chance to score his first goal,' Setchell added, speaking to Lynn's official website. 'All the goals I've seen him score for the youths this year, he'll never have a better chance to score his first for the first team, but he'll score.

'He's still very raw in his play, you can see that he's not quite there yet but the only way he will be is for me to keep dipping him in when the time's right.'

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