Setchell wants away day Linnets mean machines

Tim Smith
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King’s Lynn Town FC boss Gary Setchell wants his players to take a leaf out of Halesowen’s book on their travels.

The Yeltz left The Walks with a hard-fought point on Saturday and showed just why they possess the meanest defence in the Evo-Stik League.

After the goalless draw, where the Linnets created the better chances in front of goal, Setchell said: “We can learn a lot from Halesowen.

“They are hard to play against, frustrated us and hit us on the break and that’s what we’ve got to do away from home.

“You have to give credit to them. They’ve played three at the back and have made life very difficult for us.

“We’ve got seven points out of 15 over Christmas. I wanted ten but we will have to pick a couple of wins up in our next two or three games and try to get ourselves right back in it.

“We will have to try to do to Witton next Saturday what Halesowen have done to us today.”

The Walks outfit already seem to have taken on board some of the lessons displayed by Halesowen – since in the last two games they have recorded their first clean sheets since the end of October.

However they do need to keep all 11 players on the pitch.

Defender Jackson Ramm became the seventh Lynn player to see red this season as the Linnets were denied a winning follow-up to their New Year’s Day success over Stamford. Ramm picked up two yellow cards.

Setchell summed up on the Halesowen game: “We gambled a little bit leaving two on two and trying to push our full-backs on.

“But how Henry (Eze) and Ryan (Fryatt) performed today is how I want my centre-halves to play.”

Depleted Lynn, already without the suspended Dan Quigley and injured Jake Jones, had their match preparations further disrupted when Steve Spriggs became ill during the warm-up.

Evo-Stik Northern

Premier League

Team P W D L Pt

Skelmersdale U 32 17 8 7 59

Ilkeston FC 25 14 6 5 48

Buxton 28 13 8 7 47

Curzon Ashton 26 13 7 6 46

FC Utd Manch 25 12 9 4 45

Workington 26 12 7 7 43

Ashton U 25 11 8 6 41

Grantham T 29 11 8 10 41

Barwell 26 12 4 10 40

Stourbridge 25 11 6 8 39

Lynn T 26 11 6 9 39

Halesowen T 25 9 10 6 37

Rushall Oly 25 11 4 10 37

Ramsbottom U 24 11 3 10 36

Whitby T 27 9 8 10 35

Stamford 25 9 4 12 31

Nantwich T 28 9 4 15 31

Blyth Spartans 20 8 6 6 30

Witton Albion 28 9 2 17 29

Frickley Ath 25 7 6 12 27

Matlock T 26 5 8 13 23

Marine 26 4 8 14 20

Trafford 27 4 8 15 20

Belper T 27 3 8 16 17