King's Lynn 2 Hucknall Town 4
8th December 2012
Linnets boss Gary Setchell blasted his side after striker Shane Tolley's two-goal debut was overshadowed by a comical display at the back.
Setchell was left extremely 'upset' with his side's defending, as they suffered back-to-back home victories in the league.
And the boss warned his players that a similar display against Telford could result in a cup massacre this weekend.
The result left Lynn with just one point from their last four league games after Hucknall were handed out a number of gifts at The Walks.
An angry Setchell said: "If we defend like that against Telford in the FA Trophy then they will get a hatful against us.
"You look at our performance at Worksop a fortnight ago and you wouldn't think this was the same group of players.
"I think I'm upset more than angry, I'm disappointed. I said to the boys: 'Shane Tolley's come into the side and he must think how are we third is the league'.
"Our decision making was poor, our defending of set pieces was poor, our passing was poor and we just didn't look at the races.
"Yes, people will say their `keeper has made three or four brilliant saves but we gifted them all of their goals at crucial times - and this is from a group of players who have been resilient most of the season.
"We had a chat about it after the game. Football's not a social gathering. It's a job and you've got to come here and do your jot week in and week out."
Setchell added: "I've just given the players a few reminders that the performance was sub-standard. I think it was our worst performance and worst result.
"We've had some unbelievably monumental wins this year and this was unfortunately monumental loss."
Setchell defended his decision to play striker Russell Dunkley, even with Lynn's big cup game on the horizon.
"Russell Dunkley played on Saturday after doing his hamstring at Leek. Physio Phil Ward said to me 'what's the most important?' and I said that Hucknall was than the Telford game.
"I don't know whether players had their eyes on the Trophy but some of them might not be playing after that performance.
"If I was full time, I'd have had the players in training every day this week, but I'm not. I'm part-time.
"They will be back in twice this week and we'll be working as hard as ever because they're an honest bunch and they were as disappointed and upset as I was."
Tolley's double did give Lynn hope but, in truth, their horror display at the back provided the main talking point as goals from Matthew Millns, Karl Demibh, Alexander Ford and Julian Topliss punished them for an inept defensive performance.
James Martin did pull off a number of saves at crucial times to keep his side always in front, but only two-goal Tolley, George Thomson and substitute Sam Mulready could come out ofthe game with any credit for Lynn.
: Gay, Watson (Thurlbourne 60), Yong, Fryatt, Gulliver, Bunting (Mulready 60), Spriggs (Turner 85), Quigley, Dunkley, Tolley, Thomson Unused subs:White, Lee Scorer: Tolley 33, 68 Booked: Spriggs, Bunting, Fryatt, Quigley
: Martin, Asher, Leggitt, Hannigan, Millns, Austin, Topliss (Sucharewycz 78), Nwadike, Ford, Demibh (Hollis 63), Whitman Unused subs: Marriot, Robinson. Scorers: Millns 29, Demibh 38, Ford 48, Topliss 54. Booked: Hannigan, Martin.