King's Lynn 7 Peterborough Northern Star 0
27th March 2012
LINNETS boss Gary Setchell toasted his side after ending Peterborough Northern Star's grip on the League Cup in emphatic style.
Jack Defty hit a hat-trick and captain Ross Watson two as the reigning holders were slaughtered at The Walks.
A delighted Setchell said: "That was probably one of our best performances of the season against a Peterborough Northern Star team who I consider to be among one of the best five sides in the league.
"We played a new system with Ross Watson in a three-man midfield and it worked really well.
"We didn't let Peterborough Northern Star play and some of our football at times was a delight to watch."
Youngster Ciaran Beales bagged his first senior goal for the club after coming on as a substitute with Chris Ward and Setchell said: "Both of the younger lads didn't look out of place out there.
"Ciaran is a really quiet lad, but he showed lots of pace and deserved his goal at the end."
Northern Star were branded "embarrassing" by angry boss Chris Plummer after their second half collapse in Norfolk.
The city side's defence of their UCL League Cup crown hit the buffers in humiliating style - and their display at The Walks left their manager Chris Plummer fuming.
Plummer said: �To say it was disappointing is an understatement. It was actually embarrassing.
"Lynn are clearly a very good side and they were miles too strong for us, but I'm really annoyed about the fact that we didn't even try to have a go at them.
"We had high hopes of retaining our trophy and I was confident we could get a result, but we didn't turn up."
It was one-way traffic from the very start and Robbie Harris, making a rare start, was the inspiration behind the first two goals.
He provided the cross for Jack Defty to score and nine minutes later his centre was converted by Danny Beaumont.
Twelve minutes into the second half Defty netted at the second attempt before captain Ross Watson deprived the big man of his treble when he got a slightest touch to Defty's header to make it 4-0.
Watson scored his second with nine minutes remaining, lobbing former St Neots' goalkeeper McShane with a cross-cum-shot from 30 yards before Defty eventually completed his treble with his fifth goal in two games, four minutes from time.
Peterborough Northern Star were reduced to ten men when Jack Raynor was sent-off for bringing down last-man Beales.
And from the resulting free-kick, the lively-looking Beales headed home to complete the demolition job.
King's Lynn Town
: Hails, Deeney (Ward, 68), Fryatt, Watson, Yong, Beaumont, Buhlemann, L. Thurlbourne (Coe, 60), White, Defty, Harris (Beales, 68). Subs not used: Street, J. Thurlbourne.
Booked: L. Thurlbourne.
Goals: Defty (3, 57, 86), Beaumont (12), Watson (67, 81), Beales (90).
Peterborough Northern Star
: McShane, Cook, Medwynter (Raynor, 64), Dean, Cox, Morris, Nyang (Graham, 64), Hook, Gibbs, Stead (Staffieri, 71), Vieira. Subs not used: Glover.
: S. Barry. Attendance
: 367. MoM
: Jack Defty.