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King's Lynn 0 Long Buckby 1
24th September 2011
THE Linnets will struggle to salvage any positives from their first defeat of the season at The Walks after unusually coming off second best in all departments.
Saturday's contest between the two unbeaten teams in the United Counties League Premier Division saw Long Buckby dominate all over the pitch to maintain their 100 per cent to the new campaign.
After the match, which was settled by Dan Quigley's 31st-minute strike, a deflated Setchell: "Sometimes you have to hold your hands up in football and say the better team won and today that was the case.
"Long Buckby came here and did a job on us. They came here and gave it a real go and we never really managed to get any kind of a foothold in the game.
"They are a big, well-organised outfit that worked hard. We were weak all over the pitch compared to them and too many players went missing for us."
Long Buckby's goal came as a result of a poor defensive header from Jamie Thurlbourne, which was gobbled up by Russ Dunkley, who played in Quigley to fire home.
By his usual high standards, Thurlbourne had an afternoon to forget, but he wasn't the only one in a Linnets shirt not to perform in front of the home faithful.
Lynn did have chances to score with Stephen Spriggs hitting the post in the last minute of the first half and Danny White being denied by a magnificent save by Tom Stephanou deep in second half injury time, but overall a subdued Lynn created very little in front of goal.
At the other end, Fazel Koriya should have given Buckby an early lead when one-on-one with Alex Street, who was later called upon to tip a powerful header from Long Buckby matchwinner Quigley over the bar.
Lynn: Street, Bexfield, Yong, Cousins, Wall, White, Spriggs, L. Thurlbourne (Fryatt 84), Defty, Beaumont (Harris 56), J Thurlbourne (Coe 70). Subs (not used): Buhlemann, Fryatt, Coe and Hails. Booked: Cousins, Defty, L. Thurlbourne. Att 806.
Report by permission of the Lynn News