Desborough Town 0 King's Lynn 5
10th December 2011
ALTHOUGH manager Gary Setchell has earmarked Lynn's three games over the Christmas period as critical in the club's quest for promotion, the Linnets have the chance to turn the screw on Long Buckby this week.
With Buckby's home game against Newport Pagnell being frozen off over the weekend and the Northamptonshire-based side without a fixture this week, the Walks outfit can put further breathing space between themselves and their main title rivals by beating Yaxley at The Walks on Saturday.
The Linnets made sure there was no slip-up on the road at the weekend with a 5-0 win against the division's strugglers.
Lynn scorers were Liam Harrold (2), Stephen Spriggs (2) and Robbie Harris, with Harrold's brace making it three goals in two games since his move from Yaxley.
Setchell said: "We knew that we were expected to win, but it doesn't matter if we're playing against the team second in the league or the team right at the bottom, my players will turn up with the right attitude.
"It was a professional performance. Five goals, another clean sheet and a 100 per cent record on our travels this season, you can't really ask for any more than that."
Setchell praised the contribution of Harrold, saying: "I'm very pleased with what Liam's given us. He's not a Jack Defty but still gives us power up front and will always score you goals."
On the bench for Lynn was goalkeeper Luke Owen - brother-in-law to Jack Defty. Owen was a youth player for Cambridge City, Cambridge United and a professional for Bristol Rovers.
He has spent time playing football in Scandinavia and was recently with Swedish Division Four (tier six) side Ytterhogdals IK.
The UCL title race isn't beginning to look like a two-horse race with Holbeach, who still have Lynn and Long Buckby to play twice, coming up fast on the rails.
"The way things are panning out, the Boxing Day fixture at home to Holbeach is going to be a real humdinger as it could be top against second," said Setchell.
"Although the title won't be won in January, our three fixtures over Christmas against Holbeach, Peterborough Northern Star and Newport Pagnell will have a big bearing on the final outcome.
"I will be looking for three positive performances and three positive results from our games over Christmas, but first of all we've got to think about Yaxley at home this weekend."
King's Lynn Town
: Street, Fryatt (Bexfield), Yong, Wall, Buhlemann, Hughes, Spriggs (Beaumont), White (L Thurlbourne), Harrold, Harris, J Thurlbourne. Unused Sub: Owen.