Setchell hopes King’s Lynn Town striker Sam continues scoring streak

MLNF 3.10.15
MLNF 3.10.15

Mulready’s weekend double during Lynn’s victory over high-flying Chippenham took his tally to five goals in as many matches at The Walks.

The 22-year-old’s stop-start career has seen spells with Grimsby Town, North Ferriby, Boston United and Holbeach United.

But the youngster is finally starting to display the form which won him a six-month professional contract with the Mariners back in the summer of 2011.

Setchell said: “Sam’s one of the bravest players in the squad, he’d run through a brick wall for you.

“I want him to play and keep scoring. The trouble with young lads is they come in, do well, think they’ve cracked it then have a poor game.

“What a goal his second was. It was like Thierry Henry or Dennis Bergkamp. I was thinking what are you doing? I thought he was going to cross it. What a finish.”

Setchell is likely to stick with two up top as his side look to move into the top-ten of the Southern League table.

“I thought we looked dangerous when we changed to two up front at Bedworth and, although we wasn’t quite so solid in midfield against Chippenham, it worked well again for us on Saturday and we looked more of a threat.”

Until recently, Mulready, who is a popular figure on and off the pitch, has struggled to win a regular first-team spot at The Walks. A spate of niggling injuries has halted his progress in front of goal.

Mulready said: “I don’t think I’ve done it enough. There’s been bits and bobs so hopefully this will kick-start things.

“As a striker it’s a confidence game when you start one and then are on the bench.

“I’ve been injury-free, touch wood, all season so hopefully we can keep going with that and get some more goals.

“I had a target at the start of the season, I won’t say what yet, but I’m not close to it yet. Ten before Christmas would be nice.”

On his second strike against Chippenham, Mulready said: “I saw the defender was a big boy and I thought if I could get in I’d get him off balance, which I did.

“I saw the far post and the keeper was close to his front post so there was a big space. To be fair I thought I’d overcooked it but thankfully it went in.

“Skelmersdale away wasn’t bad and the goal against Poole was good but this was up there. It was a good finish, but that’s what I’m here to do.”

Dunstable have yet to win on their travels this season and Lynn will be hoping to add to that statistic tonight.