King’s Lynn FC defender Fryatt set to make milestone 200 games

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The Linnets will be hoping to make it a memorable milestone for Lynn-born defender Ryan Fryatt tomorrow when they travel to Chippenham in Southern League Premier.

Fryatt, who made his debut for the club at the tender age of 16, will celebrate his 200th Linnets appearance when he pulls on the blue and gold at Hardenhuish Park.

On his achievement, a delighted Fryatt told the club’s website: “It’s a great achievement for any local lad to play for his home town club let alone 200 games for them.

“I’ve been here a while now and would to thank Gary (Setchell) and Neil (Fryatt) for giving me the opportunity at such a young age and keeping faith in me and helping me progress as a player over the years.

“There’s been many highlights in my career at Lynn.

“Obviously winning the league at home against Sheffield sticks out as the best memory, Nothing beats winning the league in your own stadium in front of your own supporters.”

The defender’s first-ever taste of first team action came as a late substitute at Rothwell Corinthians back on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at just 16 years old as a 86th-minute substitute. His next appearance was a more memorable one, being sent-off only moments after coming on.

The youngster finally got his break and made his full first team debut away in the UCL Cup away at St Neots which ended in a 2-1 defeat, where he netted his first goal for the club.

On the clash at Chippenham, who are second in the league standings, Linnets boss Gary Setchell said: “Since the Merthyr result at home we’ve got a possible seven points from nine, so we’ve bounced back.

“It will be a similar match to Poole really and I’m expecting it to be really difficult.

“We will go there knowing if we can stay in the game in the first 25 minutes and grow in to it, our boys, and that’s all our team is, are going to get more confident and confident.

“If we are realistic about keeping the season alive, we’ve got to take one game at a time.

“I think the top three be Poole, Chippenham and Weymouth and that’s no disrespects to the other sides, but I think there are ten teams vying for the next two spots and we are one of them.

“If we can stay consistent and stay honest we’ve got a chance of achieving something which nobody gave us a prayer of achieving this season.”

Lynn will be confident of bringing something home from their trip to the west country after holding league leaders Poole Town to a draw a fortnight ago. The Linnets have won eight and drawn one of their last 13 games.

Wroxham 1 King’s Lynn Town Reserves 2

Lynn overcame holders Wroxham in the Norfolk Senior Cup thanks to two goals from Dylan Edge on Tuesday.

On 15 minutes former Linnet Jamie Forshaw turned in Garrod’s low cross.

Edge equalised off the inside of the post, then in the last minute of the first half of extra time Edge finished off Jacek Zielonka’s set-up to put Lynn into the semi-final against Dereham Town at The Walks.

Lynn: Street, Bussens, McLeish, Bird, Spittle-house, L.Fryatt, White, McQuaid (Setchell), Zielonka (Tansley), Edge, Hilliard (Daw). Subs: Setchell, Stannard, Daw, Tansley, Pearson.

Booked: Fryatt.

Goals: Edge 65, 105. Attendance: 69

Evo-Stik Southern League Premier top 10

Poole T 29 16 9 4 57

Chippenham T 30 15 10 5 55

Weymouth 29 13 11 5 50

Redditch U 27 13 10 4 49

Dunstable T 29 14 7 8 49

Hitchin T 26 13 7 6 46

Hungerford T 27 12 9 6 45

King’s Lynn T 29 14 3 12 45

Dorchester T 28 12 6 10 42

Biggleswade T 29 13 3 13 42