Setchell hopes win will be springboard for King's Lynn success

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King's Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell hopes his side will use their stunning 3-2 victory over Poole Town as a springboard for the remainder of the season.

Home substitute Sam Mulready climbed off the bench to clinch a dramatic victory for the Linnets, who had failed to score in their previous two games at The Walks before the visit of the high-flying Dolphins.

Mulready's spectacular winner came after an own goal from home defender Kern Miller and a Luke Roberts strike had cancelled out a 2-0 King's Lynn advantage, given to the hosts by Ryan Fryatt and Michael Clunan.

A delighted Setchell said: "It was one of those 50/50 games which we have been coming out on the wrong side of recently.

"At 2-2, Poole looked like the ones who would go on and win the game just like we did, but didn't, against Kettering Town on Monday.

"We stuck at it and perhaps we can use this as a springboard for the rest of our season.

"I always thought the goals would come as we've got some quality players.

"This was a magnificent victory and we've had to show a lot of character against a very good Poole side."

Lynn took the lead midway through the first period when a Clunan corner was flapped at by Dolphins goalkeeper Nick Hutchings and Ryan Fryatt was on hand to stab the ball home.

The hosts doubled their advantage 12 minutes into the second period after an eagle-eyed Clunan picked the ball up just inside the Poole half and lobbed Hutchings from all of 45 yards after spotting him a long way off his line.

The visitors reduced the arrears in the 71st minute when Miller glanced Devlin's free-kick past Street and into his own net.

Five minutes later it was all-square when Luke Holmes' strike was brilliantly saved by Street before the loose ball was converted by Roberts.

Just when it looked as though Poole would go on to win, Mulready cut inside the box before unleashing a venomous strike past a helpless Hutchings.

Disappointed Poole Town boss Tom Killick said: "It's unforgivable really after all of the effort we've put in to get ourselves back into the match.

"When you score a goal they say you are your most vulnerable and, with the experience we've got in our side, there should have been a period of time where we should have sat tight.

"After clawing our way back, I really felt that we should have gone on to win."