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King's Lynn boss praises his side's patience in Kidderminster Harriers win





King's Lynn Town manager Tommy Widdrington praised his side's patience as they overcame Kidderminster Harriers 3-0 at The Walks on Saturday.

It had been an evenly-matched affair at The Walks as the visitors frustrated the home side with a dogged display in the opening 45 minutes.

But once defender Josh Coulson finally broke Kidderminster's resistance on the stroke of half-time, there was only ever going to be one winner.

Tommy Widdrington (60267546)
Tommy Widdrington (60267546)

The Linnets were brilliant in the second half as Theo Widdrington and Gold Omotayo extended their unbeaten home sequence to eight matches in the National League North.

After the game, Lynn's boss, who was forced to watch proceedings from the stand due to a one-game touchline ban, revealed that he preaches patience to his players.

Widdrington said: “We are facing it a lot at home. Obviously teams are coming here a little fearful I guess in that they don’t want to lose the game in the first throes, so I completely understand it and in fairness to them they did it well.

“They blocked us out, and from that point of view their plan was right at the start. We thought it would be that way but I am a big champion of patience, would you believe, and I was urging us to be patient, make the extra pass but don’t give up the opportunity to go forward when we could and I think what happened was, because, they were so deep at times we were walking on and being marked rather than coming into an area where we usually come and pass – as in go past.

“We were really calm at half-time – the fact we scored probably helped that a little bit. We have done that a few times and I keep saying it is a massive body blow to any team when you score right at the death to go ahead because it changes everything for them at half-time.

"And of course, as the game goes on we understand they have to come out and try and score and they did have a go.

“But that makes them a little bit weaker in defence if they have come out to attack.

“So, really, really pleased – it is a really good win against a big club.”

High-fives all-round after Josh Coulson opens the scoring at The Walks. Picture: Tim Smith. (60598519)
High-fives all-round after Josh Coulson opens the scoring at The Walks. Picture: Tim Smith. (60598519)

Lynn's latest three points was the icing on the cake to a fantastic week for the club and now they turn their attentions to Southport on Tuesday night.

“It made the two long trips really worthwhile – and we have another one to come (at Southport) on Tuesday, but I said to them after the game at Scarborough, 'this is a great point point if we go and back it up with a win on Saturday' and thankfully we have done that,” said Widdrington.

“I’m never happy with the whole 90 minutes am I? But at the end of the day we have had a tough week and we have another coming up. I just thought we weren’t quite at the levels we have been at in the last two games.

“That said, at times we did hit that level and when we do that, teams are finding it difficult to stop us.

“So without being disrespectful to Kidderminster, they didn’t really lay too much of a glove on us in terms of an attacking threat, but because we were having more of the ball than them I was getting frustrated at times.”



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