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Blackstones 0 King's Lynn 2
16th November 2011
IT was business as usual for the Linnets as they rattled off their eighth straight victory on their travels this season.
After being accused of lacking the heart and desire for midweek games last season, there have been no such problems so far this term ' a point made clear by manager Gary Setchell after the match.
Setchell said: "The Tuesday night hoodoo has gone. We have put that to bed now. We're eight out of eight. We're not shipping goals and we look like a good side.
"We've gone away from home and kept another clean sheet into the bargain. Daventry was the worst game we have played away all season at the weekend but tonight I thought we were never really in danger.
"The only two elements against us tonight were the pitch and the referee.
"We had to stop playing football after about 15 minutes as the pitch was so difficult and I thought some of the decisions by the referee were disgusting.
"Fair enough Jordan (Yong) has been booked for dissent, but to book a number of our other players when we didn't even make one malicious challenge in the game was unbelievable when Blackstones could have easily had a couple of players sent off."
A rare Steve Spriggs header from a Robbie Harris centre and Jamie Thurlbourne's trademark free-kick secured the points well before the interval to maintain the pressure on title rivals Long Buckby.
The Linnets were mainly untroubled against the top-six contenders and the winning margin could have been far greater had the post not denied both Harris and Danny Beaumont in the second period.
Third-placed Lynn trail PNS by three points with three games in hand with Buckby only a point adrift of the leaders having played a game less than Lynn.
"Long Buckby keep winning but so do King's Lynn," said Setchell after the game.
King's Lynn Town: Street, Fryatt, Watson, Buhlemann, Yong, Spriggs (White 70), Hughes, L. Thurlbourne (Bexfield 75), Harris, Beamount, J. Thurlbourne (Coe 65). Subs (not used): Barnes, Hails.
Bookings: Beaumont, Yong, White, Street.
Goals: Spriggs (3), J. Thurlbourne (26).
Referee: K .Yezek. Attendance: 320.
Report by permission of the Lynn News