King’s Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell admitted that patience has been key as his players continue to find their feet at Step Three football.
Setchell watched his side blow away Witton Albion with a dominant display at The Walks as the Linnets stretched their run to just one league defeat in seven matches.
And after watching a stunning Marc Goodfellow free-kick cap a brilliant three points for his in-form side, Setchell said: "There has been a lot of questions about our squad being small, budget cuts, this, that and the other.
"But I’ve waited to get the right players to this football club. Bringing Marc (Goodfellow) and Massiah (McDonald) and seeing Duffers (Rob Duffy) start to get fully fit can only help.
"I wasn’t ever going to panic and bring in bodies just for the sake of it. We’ve got a good a squad and I honestly believe now that we are are getting close to having a decent Step Three team.
"That was a very, very good, honest performance. Witton still think that they can get into the play-offs as they have played less games than everyone else and finished fifth last season.
"They are a good outfit but today, as we did against Rushall earlier in the season, we have made them look very ordinary."
The Norfolk outfit took the lead in the eighth minute when young defender Ryan Fryatt hooked home a Duffy knockdown.
It was Duffy, himself, who extended the Linnets’ advantage 11 minutes before the break when he converted a perfectly-flighted delivery from Goodfellow on the volley.
Goodfellow’s sensational set-piece 11 minutes into the second period was the icing on the cake for Lynn who delivered a slick display all over the field.
The final damage could have been far worse for the Cheshire visitors, who were reduced to ten men late on following the dismissal of Marc Joseph for lashing out at home substitute Sam Mulready.
Witton Albion chairman Mark Harris said: “We’ve lost to a very good King’s Lynn team who showed great pace and movement all around the pitch.
“We can’t cover up our own shortcomings as we were very poor, but that shouldn’t take away from a super display from Gary (Setchell’s) team.
“We were very disappointed with our performance and in terms of how we take that forward after today will stay in the changing room.
“I feel for supporters who have made the long trip today and the team haven’t performed, but there again I wouldn’t want to take anything away from King’s Lynn.”
|King’s Lynn Town (4-2-3-1): Street, Clarke, Yong, Lee, Fryatt, Thomson, Hall (McDonald 73), Quigley, Duffy (Mulready 75), Jones (Mills 77), Goodfellow.
Witton Albion (4-3-2-1): Cooper, Brown, Joseph, Harrison, Bodie, Breeze (Gardener 63), Hancock, Powell (Moseley 80), Dawson (Wilson 46), Thompson, Andrews.
Referee: Mr N. Smith (Bourne).
Man-of-the-match: Andrew Hall.