King’s Lynn Town need shooting boots when favourites come to Walks

No way through for Jake Speight 31.8.15
No way through for Jake Speight 31.8.15
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The Linnets will be hoping to finally find their shooting boots when title favourites Poole Town come to town tomorrow.

King’s Lynn Town have failed to find the back of the net in their last two home fixtures and have only scored three goals in their opening seven games this campaign.

As well as improving their attacking threat, the Linnets will also want to start rebuilding the reputation The Walks used to have as a fortress – especially for the big games.

Linnets boss Gary Setchell, who has voiced his concerns about his side’s recent lack of goals, said: “Our last two home performances we’ve run out of ideas against sides we should have beaten.

“Poole are going to come to us to play Saturday, which will suit us.

“They aren’t going to try to slow the game down and play for a point, they will be coming here to win.

“Playing against teams that come at us we will be better at home ourselves, rather than against a side who sit in and make it difficult for us to break them down.

“Again we’ve got to be good enough to break teams down at home.

“That’s where it is putting pressure on each performance because every home game we don’t win you have to go to try to win one away.”

After Lynn’s latest setback at Kettering on Monday, Setchell said: “This team is just seven games old and it’s still early days.

“We’ve got a lot of good players with a lot of ability, we just need someone to stand up and be counted in the key moments of games.

“We need somebody to turn in a match-winning performance or to score a goal at a critical time.

“We played some nice stuff again today.

“We put the ball into some very good areas and put a number of good crosses into the Kettering box.

“At 1-1, I thought we were the team on the front foot and I think we could have gone home with all three points.”

Setchell added: “To be a non-league footballer you have to give up a lot of time.

“You have to put a lot of hours in, do a lot of miles and do the hard graft on the pitch.

“We’ve ticked all of those boxes at Kettering but we’ve switched off for ten seconds and it has cost us the game.”

Setchell is likely to stick with playing two strikers against The Dolphins, who recorded a 5-0 success against Frome Town on bank holiday Monday.

Lynn U18 3 St Ives U18 1

Dylan Edge continued his record of scoring in every game on Wednesday as Lynn went top of the Thurlow Nunn Youth League.

Jamie Burgess was also on target to give a 2-1 half-time lead. Edge completed his brace in injury time. Attendance: 109.

Next is a trip to Peterborough Northern Star on Thursday, September 10.