King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell is happy for his side to continue winning ‘ugly’ if it helps them keep climbing the EvoStik League table.
Tomorrow the Linnets host Marine at The Walks and Setchell would quite happily take a repeat of the 1-0 victory over Grantham Town on Tuesday night.
A clinical late finish from Jordan Yong handed Lynn the three points against the Gingerbreads and moved The Walks outfit up to seventh in the league standings.
Setchell said: “That’s an ugly win, there’s no doubt about that, but like I said to the lads afterwards sometimes it’s going to be like that.
“We’ve got good players at this football club. If we stay in games long enough and don’t concede silly goals, which we’ve stopped doing to a point, I think we have a good chance of winning football matches as we score more often than we don’t.
“That was a typical derby game which nobody wanted to lose, but what a three points that is.
“I felt we were coming on stronger towards the end of the game.
“You don’t play well every week so if you happen to do that and pick up three points it’s massive.
“Henry (Eze) stopped a certain goal towards the end and was terrific tonight, as were all of my back four.”
A scrappy derby affair looked to be heading for a goalless stalemate until a piece of magic from David Bell saw Yong score off the post at the second attempt in the 84th minute.
Setchell revealed he would be stepping up his search for a new player with a seven-day approach after missing out on striker Spalding Mark Jones, who opted to sign for Boston United last weekend.
“I thought the deal was done with Spalding, but the player dipped out at the 11th hour,” said Setchell.
Striker Sam Mulready is Lynn’s only injury doubt for the visit of Marine and Setchell will again make changes in an effort to keep his squad as ‘fresh’ as possible.
Lynn: Street, Ramm, Fryatt, Eze, Yong, Spriggs (Watson 85), Thomson (Quigley 74), Bridges, Bell, Frew, Mulready (Mulready 34). Subs not used: Stocker, Pearson.
Booked: Ramm, Bridges.
Goal: Yong (84).
Referee: N. Phillips.
n Lynn Reserves have a tough away match at high-flying Saffron Walden, looking to avenge the defeat they suffered at The Walks earlier in the season.
Lynn’s second string are handily-placed in Thurlow Nunn League Division One, in sixth spot with 21 points from 10 games.
Ben Coe is suspended for the trip to Essex.
Assistant boss Ross McNeil said: “The lads trained really hard on Tuesday night. We have no injuries but it will be a tough test against a really good team.”