Yaxley 0 King's Lynn 6
22nd February 2011
KING'S Lynn Town moved to within four points of league leaders St Neots as they extended their unbeaten run to 24 matches in all competitions.
Three goals in each half saw an injury-hit Lynn side brush past a poor Yaxley outfit with ease at Leading Drove, on Tuesday. Wing-wizard Jamie Thurlbourne scored twice from the penalty spot, while brother Luke Thuribourne's 25-yard blockbuster gave the Linnets an unassailable 3-0 halftime advantage.
After the interval, striker Dubi Ogbonna netted on his debut and Robbie Harris maintained his recent streak in front of goal with a finish from close-range.
There was still time for leading scorer Jack Defty to come off the bench and complete the bashing with his 34th goal of what is turning out to be an exciting campaign.
Even with leading scorer Defty on the bench and Chris Bacon and Steve Spriggs sidelined through injury, Town still gave watching St Neots manager Dennis Greene a few more sleepless nights with a faultless performance all over the pitch.
Joint Linnets boss Kevin Boon said: "For me it was the best team performance of the year and I include beating St Neots in that. It was a very professional performance - not just the players but the backroom staff as well.
"I actually think the game saw us come of age as a team and as a unit. There were no individuals out there, it was a real team performance.
"We actually read the players the riot act before the game and told them that they had to overcome the Tuesday night blues if they want to win the league title."
Fellow joint boss Gary Setchell said: "For me, there wasn't a lot of difference between Cogenhoe and Yaxley in my eyes, it was more a case of how we approached the game.
"St Neots dropping points against Black- stones on Saturday really gave the players a huge lift and I think they now understand
the importance of coming so places like this midweek and getting a result."
New teenage striker Dubi Ogbonna opened his account with an impressive strike following his move from AFC Sudbury on Monday and left the field to a standing ovation from the large contingent of travelling supporters.
"Dubi gave us something a little bit different, he just needs time to bed in to our way of playing," said Setchell.
"Other than him, no forward in our squad could have scored the kind of goal he did tonight.
"He showed outstanding pace, very good balance and that he has two very good feet for his finish.
"You could see that he wanted to score from the very first minute when he tried to take the ball away from Jamie Thurlbourne for the penalty."
: Aaron Bellairs, Aaron Ridout (Ryan Wood), Matt Holland, Joe Thompson, Lewis Stone, Richard Challinor, Andy Buckle, Adam Scotcher (Andy Beech), Mark Boucher (James Nespoli), Ricky Hailstone, Carl Taylor.
Kings Lynn Town
: Alex Street, Kieran Doherty, Jamie Alsop. Luke Thurlbourne, Dan Buhlemann (Ryan Fryatt), Ross Watson, Pat Bexfield, Danny White, Dubi Ogbonna (Adam Reeve), Robbie Harris, Jamie Thurlbourne (Jack Defty).
: 282. MoM
: Jamie Alsop.