King's Lynn Town assistant boss heaps praise on goalkeeper following FA Trophy win over Hereford
King’s Lynn Town assistant manager Paul Bastock has heaped praise on goalkeeper Alex Street following Tuesday night’s FA Trophy success at Hereford.
The Linnets cruised through to First Round Proper with a 3-0 success, but The Walks outfit were indebted to Street for some excellent saves, including a penalty stop to thwart Peter Vincenti, early in the second half.
Bastock said: “The penalty save was the turning point of the game on Tuesday night and he’s also made another incredible stop shortly before it.
“If Hereford would have scored, they would have been right back in it. That’s two clean sheets now after our defence has been questioned recently.
"I think Peds thought he was Glenn Hoddle because his distribution of the ball was unbelievable at times.
"He can kick and pass the ball with both feet."
Street came in for some criticism following the home draw against Altrincham earlier this month but Bastock has backed the shotstopper all of the way.
“Because he’s a local lad, it is easy for supporters to blame him. I had the same at Boston,” he said.
“Peds is a superb goalkeeper and also a superb servant to this football club.
"He's a joy in the dressing room and also a joy to train. He plays the game with a smile on his face."
Reflecting on the win over the Bulls, which led to the resignation of Hereford director of football Tim Harris in the aftermath, Bastock said: "These players are just like Father Christmas, they keep on giving.
"Hereford kept the same shape and formation for the replay as the Saturday which shows the respect they gave us.
"The playing surface was superb, it played right into our hands. It suited our game perfectly and we blew them out of the water in the first half.
"The ground and pitch lifted the players straight away. They'd been at work and had a long journey but these boys don't look for excuses, they just go out and deliver."
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