Lynn lose Winn to parent club ahead of Curzon trip

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King’s Lynn Town FC have lost the services of Peter Winn ahead of tomorrow’s Evo-Stik Premier League trip to Curzon Ashton.

Winn (pictured) has been recalled by his parent club Chester City – ending his successful loan spell at The Walks.

Following Winn’s departure, Linnets boss Gary Setchell said: “Peter has been fantastic for me and the club. “We have had a long chat today and we will sit down and see what happens at the end of the season.

“I wish to thank Peter for his tremendous efforts and commitment to King’s Lynn Town during his spell at The Walks.”

Winn was one of a number of shining lights for Lynn during the 1-0 defeat against Barwell on Easter Monday.

The Canaries completed the double over Lynn thanks to an 86th minute goal from Jamie Towers.

Lynn’s league record from the beginning of the year doesn’t make impressive reading.

Nineteen matches, 19 goals, three coming from the penalty spot, and eight home matches without a win.

On Lynn’s latest defeat, Setchell said: “The last five minutes summed our season up in a nutshell.

“With 15 minutes to go it looked like a 0-0 game and I felt we were slightly on top, but we give possession away and one straight ball over the top has cost us.

“We are disappointed because we’ve lost a home game again and we probably didn’t deserve to lose today.

“If Barwell hadn’t have scored, I would have been standing here talking about what a magnificent defensive performance it was because all of my back four played really well.

“This is a classic case of the Northern Premier League. If you think you’ve cracked it, you never have as this league is brutal.”

Setchell still wants to finish the present campaign on a high and if the Linnets can continue their recent form on the road they could put a dent in Curzon’s play-off hopes.

Curzon Ashton currently sit in the final play-off berth with both Blyth Spartans and Barwell hot on their heels.

They defeated Lynn 3-1 at The Walks earlier in the season and on Monday they held champions-elect FC United of Manchester to a 1-1 draw.

“We will go Curzon Ashton and try to give a good account of ourselves,” said Setchell.

“The effort and desire, which was questioned in the 4-0 defeat against Rushall with players going through the motions, there was none of that against Barwell.

“The players have given me an honest shift. I can’t ask any more of them other apart from a little bit more quality, better finishing and switching on for the full 90 minutes.”

l In Thurlow Nunn Division One, King’s Lynn Town Reserves host Woodbridge having beaten them 3-0 in the reverse fixture on Easter Monday.

Eoin McQuaid, Jack Frohawk and Robert Palmer were all on target to end Lynn’s recent goal drought and lift the team up to seventh.

Reserve team boss Jonathan Hawes said: “We went three games without scoring and never looked like finding the back of the net and did the same against Dereham Reserves but absolutely battered them. We kept exactly the same formation against Woodbridge on Monday and it worked really well again.

“It was nice to get back among the goals and we will probably go with the same offensive formation for the rest of the season.”

Danny Setchell, 16, played a full game in right-midfield, while Kieran Shipp, also 16, played almost 80 minutes at right back.

It is believed that the Reserves will play their final home fixture of the season away at Stowmarket because of a wedding booking at The Walks.