KING'S Lynn Town,' joint boss Gary Setchell admitted his side needed 'freshening' up after handing the title initiative back to St Neots on Tuesday night. Just four days after pulling off the best performance of the season at their main rivals for the league crown, the Linnets were brought back down to earth at Cogenhoe by only returning home with a point.
But the Linnets only had themselves to blame after missing a catalogue of chances in front of goal after Jamie Thurlbourne had given them an early 12th minute lead in Northamptonshire.
Setchell said: "We've been
playing catch-up all season and now we'll have to do it again, but I still think the league will go right down to the wire.
"I think we need to freshen things up a little by bringing a couple of new players in. Because we have such a small squad, one or two players semi-know that they are going to be playing." Lynn's misery was compounded by the news that St Neots had got an injury-time winner in their derby at St Ives.
Setchell said: "We knocked St Neots down on Saturday and tonight we have just picked them up and dusted them down again. "They are a good side but we
have to keep going. We have to try to get to 100 points and hope they don't get that many.
"The level of performance compared with recent weeks was so, so, different but you have to look at the bigger picture.
"We've picked up 19 points from a possible 21 in the league and have gone unbeaten since we lost at Deeping."
Town were punished for their sloppiness in front of goal when Matty Gearing's long-range strike squirmed through the hands of Alex Street.
The Linnets laid siege on the Cogenhoe goal after the interval but Danny Buhlemann's close- range stoppage time header, which crashed back off the woodwork, was the closest they
came to finding a winner after missing at least seven gilt-edged opportunities.
"We've had enough chances to win two or three games and, no disrespect to Cogenhoe, but we should be putting away teams like this."
|Cogenhoe: Dorrill, Thompson, Herbert (Blackwood 86), Ainge, Ling, Gotch, Gearing (Lukeman 81), Leslie, Bates, Taylor, Casey (Hewitt 73). Subs (not used): Tuck, McGowan.
King's Lynn: Street, Bexfield, Buhlemann, L Thurlbourne, McNeil, Watson, Doherty, White, Defty, Harris (Bacon 67), J Thurlbourne. Subs (not used): Fryatt, Hails.
Referee: M Gospel (Daventry). Attendance: 143.