KING'S Lynn Town warmed up for Tuesday night's huge top-of-the-table home clash with Coalville by delivering a majestic display in front of their biggest crowd of the season.
More than 700 people answered chairman Buster Chapman's plea to get behind the club in an open letter by watching the team destroy Romulus with ease.
Striker Russell Dunkley gave Lynn the ideal start by opening the scoring after 25 seconds before further goals from Steve Spriggs and Jason Lee cemented a fine display.
Linnets boss Gary Setchell made one change to the starting line-up from last weekend with Lee replacing the ill Ryan Fryatt in the heart of the Lynn defence.
The Walks outfit got off to a lightning start when, in their first attack, Dunkley stabbed home Jason Turner's centre with less than 30 seconds on the clock.
Turner than crashed an effort against the woodwork a few minutes later before Ross Watson's stinging half-volley was ruled out for a push in the build up.
Lynn's second goal arrived after 25 minutes.
Midfielder Dan Quigley, who had another immense game in the middle of the park, won the ball on the edge of the box and fed the ball to Dunkley.
Dunkley, in turn, picked out Spriggs with a killer pass and the tiny wideman did the rest as he fired the ball into the roof of the net.
The damage could have been so much worse going into the break for Romulus, who were simply torn apart by Lynn's slick passing football.
Spriggs had two shots blocked in quick succession at the start of the second period as Lynn began where they'd left off going into the interval.
The third goal eventually arrived in the 58th minute when Lee climbed above the Romulus defence to head home a Jamie Thurlbourne corner for his first goal in Lynn colours.
Linnets goalkeeper Danny Gay's first save of the afternoon came 14 minutes from time when he brilliantly turned an effort from Romulus substitute Keenen Meakin-Richards around his right post for a corner.
Gay ensured that his side deservedly kept a clean sheet with another fine stop to deny the same player with two minutes remaining.
|King's Lynn Town: Gay, Watson, Yong, Lee, Gulliver, Bunting (Buhlemann 58), Spriggs, Quigley, Dunkley (Bexfield 81), Turner, Thurlbourne (Forshaw 67).
Romulus: Exall, Evans, Nathan Jackson (Campbell 67), Folkes, Francis, Marcus Jackson (Meakin-Richards), Dexter Ravenhill, Walker, O'Callaghan, Munday (Robinson 67), Ashley Jackson.
Attendance: 709. MoM: Richard Bunting.