Video highlights: Mulready and Street’s class the perfect remedy for King’s Lynn Town boss
- Credit: Ian Burt
Sam Mulready's wonder strike proved a real tonic for flu-ridden Lynn boss Gary Setchell.
The striker, returning from injury, struck a half volley from 30 yards worthy of the highest level early in the first half to give his side a lead they held until the latter stages of the game when the impressive Ben Tollit equalised for a grateful Skelmersdale side. Tollit blotted his copybook with a late red card following a clash with the Linnets' Dan Quigley but that should not detract from a Town performance which was brimming with effort and passion against the league leaders.
'Today we have been quite outstanding – a real King's Lynn Town effort,' said Setchell.
'Sam will grab the headlines for his goal and rightly so. He has caught it cleanly and it had goal written all over it from the moment it left his foot. Sam has missed a lot of games through injury but I really want to give him a long run in the side.
'He has today shown us all what he can do and the challenge to him now from me is to keep it going and produce some more of the same over the coming matches.'
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At the other end of the pitch Alex Street produced a string of fine saves do deny a buzzing home attack several times.
'Some of Pedro's saves have been world class and if this had been a TV game you could have made a highlight's package with his saves alone,' said Lynn's boss.
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'He's a great lad and I'm pleased that his hard work is showing now in his play. This is a great point for us here. We have played well in two tough away games on the spin and only have the point to show for it. In all fairness a draw today was probably a fair result – I feel that we could, and should have won it and Tommy (Lawson, Skelmersdale manager) feels the same.'
Setchell was dealt a blow after the fine display though with big frontman Gregg Smith deciding to leave the club, having made just 19 appearances in which he scored five times, to join lower-level Spalding United.
Skem: James, Fernandes, Holden, Mcintosh, Bodie, Kirkbride (Wright), Strickland, Burton, Mitchley, Whittington (Bakkor), Tollitt. Unused: Wylie, Mooney, Meaney. Booked: Mcintosh, Whittington. Sent off: Tollit
Lynn: Street, Ramm (Spriggs), Yong, Eze, Fryatt, Watson, Bell, Quigley, Frew (Smith), Mulready, Winn. Unused: Stocker, McLeish, Pearson. Booked: Eze, Fryatt, Bell, Quigley, Frew, Mulready
Ref: S Mather.
Video highlights provided by King's Lynn Town's official YouTube channel.