Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division
King’s Lynn Town 1
Frome Town 0
King’s Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell has vowed to continue being patient with Dylan Edge despite seeing the youngster climb off the bench to clinch the points on Saturday.
The teenage striker showed all of his predatory instincts to score the only goal of the game nine minutes from time.
Linnets boss Gary Setchell said: “That’s what Dylan does, he just scores goals.
“He is developing and he is young. His all-round game is nowhere near ready for this level of football, but if you want a chance to fall to someone then it’s Dylan.
“Everyone wants him to start and the odd game he will do, but you have to pick and choose the right occasions.
“We’ve got to be patient with him. We know what we are doing with him. He’s developing nicely and we will have a great player on our hands in another 18 months.”
On the three points, Setchell said: “On our second-half performance, I think we just about deserved it.
“To be fair to Frome I don’t think their league position reflects how well they played – they were good.
“I think our goalkeeper, who has taken a bit of stick recently, has kept us in the game with two to three good saves.
“In the second half we had a few good chances ourselves and just when you think that it’s going to be a draw then Dylan pops up with the winner.”
The first half saw the visitors have the better of the chances with two excellent saves from Alex Street keeping the scoresheet blank at half-time.
Street denied James Fitzgibbon with his body and Jon Davies with his legs, whilst Kern Miller was on hand to stop the threat of Jake Jackson.
For Lynn, Ryan Fryatt and Jazek Zielonka had half chances and Liam Hurst managed to sting Darren Chitty’s fingertips from long range.
Frome did have the ball in the net on 35 minutes after a neat move involving Jon Davies and Ricky Hulbert was finished by Jake Jackson, but he was adjudged marginally offside.
Lynn were more threatening after the restart with substitute Toby Hilliard and David Bridges forcing Chitty to make a couple of fine saves.
The attendance of 376 was the lowest Saturday league gate since Stourbridge were the visitors in May 1995.
Lynn: Street, R. Fryatt, Miller, Gaughran, Yong, Bridges, Clunan, Hurst, Stevenson (Castellan, 90+2), Friend (Hilliard 58), Zielonka (Edge 71). Unused subs: L. Fryatt, Simpson.
Booked: Hurst, Hilliard. Goal: Edge (81).
Frome: Chitty, Roberts, Teale, Hobbs, Summers, Nkunga, Davies (Jefferies 77), Hulbert, Jackson (Sinclair 61), Page (Monelle 85), Fitzgibbon. Unused subs: Miller, Jeffries. Booked: Summers.
Poole T 25 16 5 4 53
Chippenham T 24 11 8 5 41
Hungerford T 24 11 8 5 41
Redditch Utd 23 10 10 3 40
Leamington 22 11 6 5 39
Dunstable T 25 11 6 8 39
Weymouth 22 10 8 4 38
Hitchin T 20 10 6 4 36
Kettering T 23 11 3 9 36
Dorchester T 23 10 4 9 34
King’s Lynn T 22 10 2 10 32