King's Lynn 4 Cambridge Utd XI 1
27th July 2010
JOINT Linnets boss Kevin Boon admitted his players are giving him a selection headache ahead of next Saturday's UCL opener at Long Buckby.
Speaking after Lynn recorded their sixth pre-season victory on the bounce, Boon said: "There is real competition for places, there are no fringe players in mine and Setch's (Gary Setchell) side.
"This is a team. When Jack Defty went off, look at the movement of Cubbsy (Scott Cubberly) and Robbie (Harris). If we lose Jack that's what we have got.
"We have also got players to come back in, Danny White will return for the reserves against Boston and Spriggsy is (Stephen Spriggs) back off holiday in a fortnight.
"The competition for places is fantastic, it's a headache, but it's a great headache for us to have."
Boon also said he and fellow boss Gary Setchell found it difficult to leave out Linnets defender Kyle Plumb.
"It was a hard decision to make to leave him out, but Setch and I pick the side, and he came on with 30 minutes to go and just carried on his good form from Saturday," said Boon.
"We did speak to Kyle and reassured him he is very much part of the team."
Boon has urged fans not to get carried away, but insisted that his players have plenty more to show: "There is plenty more to come from everyone.That dressing room is buzzing, it feels so close.
"We are all pleased to be part of it. The whole club is going forward at the moment," said Boon.
"We've won six out of six but we've got no points, so we've got to keep our feet on the ground. Our biggest test will be when we go away."
The Linnets carried on their stunning form with a comfortable 4-1 victory over a young Cambridge side.
Jack Defty opened the scoring with a trademark far-post header from brother Charlie's pinpoint cross.
Cambridge were playing some neat football and Chris Tonk curled in a stunning free-kick to equalise after Joran Patrick was felled, only for Robbie Harris to fire Lynn back in front a minute later.
Scott Cubberly replaced captain Jack Defty with 30 minutes remaining, and his brace wrapped up the win.
His first was a close-range finish from fellow substitute Billy Smith's perfect cross, and the second a far post header from Jamie Thurlbourne's inswinging corner.
King's Lynn Town
: Street, C. Defty (Buhlemann 65), Allsop (Newton 65), L. Thurlbourne (McNeil 89), McNeil (Smith 55), Stone, Doherty (Plumb 55), Kelly, J. Defty (Cubberley 65), Harris, J. Thurlbourne.
Goals: J. Defty (13), Harris (45), Cubberley (67, 90).
Cambridge United XI
(starting line up): Fenney, Bevan, Brighton, Coakley, Hughes, Allen, Eades, Berry, Ingrey, Tonks, Pattrick. Subs: England, Bennett, Cooper, Hannant, Butcher, Trunca.
Goal: Tonks (44).
: B O'Sullivan (Peterborough). Attendance