King's Lynn 6 Carshalton 1
27th October 2012
A few gentle reminders from manager Gary Setchell did the trick as the Linnets left the ten-men of visiting Carshalton pink with embarassment in the FA Trophy.
Wearing one-off pink shirts - in aid of Cancer Research - the Linnets came from behind to cruise past Step Three opposition for the second successive round.
Leading scorer Steve Spriggs bagged a hat-trick, with Danny Beaumont, Russell Dunkley and Jason Turner also on the scoresheet, after Carshalton had taken a ninth-minute lead through Ola Sogbanmu.
After the game Setchell revealed that he had to issue the players a few gentle reminders after Tuesday night's dramatic 2-2 draw against Gresley.
"There was no panic, I just gave the lads some reminders about what we were doing well when we were playing so well.
"We trained and had a good chat about things on Thursday. Our best performances this season have come when we have been hard to play against.
"We know if we do stop teams playing that we've got players in our team who can hurt the opposition.
"Spriggs will always get you goals, Dunkley's a handful, we're dangerous from set pieces and we've got hard-grafters like Quigs and Bunts in the middle, as well as the lads who are at strong at the back
"I wanted the full-backs to play a little bit higher up the pitch and be braver, as that's something we didn't do against Gresley, and we executed it well today."
Setchell added: "Apart from the sloppy goal we conceded it was a fantastic day and we've beaten higher-league opposition again.
"People will say that we won 6-1 because of the red card but I don't think it had any bearing on the final result.
"The referee has gone with the laws of the game on the red card, where perhaps a penalty and a yellow card would have been sufficient, but I think we'd have gone on to win anyhow because we'd got ourselves back into it and were playing well."
Opposite number Tommy Williams refused to blame the first-half dismissal of Pico Pelayo Gomez as the sole reason for his side's defeat.
Williams said: "There's no doubt that the sending-off changed the complexion of the game, but our performance wasn't acceptable.
"Too many of our players threw the towel in too early. We didn't pick up their runners and some of the goals we conceded were awful."
Sloppy defending allowed Sogbanmu to fire the Ryman Premier Division visitors ahead, but their early advantage was soon cancelled out when Spriggs' routine shot squirmed under the body of a red-faced Nick Hamman four minutes later.
Spriggs netted his second from the penalty spot in the 26th minute, after Gomez had been sent-off for hauling down Jordan Yong in the box, and the visitors could have levelled matters going into the break with both Danny Mills and Sogbanmu going close.
It was one-way traffic after the interval and Lynn's third came seven minutes into the second period when Linnets captain Richard Bunting and Ross Watson combined for Danny Beaumont to stab home.
Spriggs completed his hat-trick with a pre-Halloween screamer from 20 yards and Dunkley made it five when he smashed home Quigley's fine cross - after the no-nonsense midfielder had won possession with a crunching tackle on the right flank.
Turner completed the rout in the closing stages following a clinical finish from just inside the box.
The final outcome could have been far worse for the Surrey outfit, had Hamman not saved from busy full-back Watson, who also hit the post and bar with headers during a one-sided second half. Lynn
: Street, Watson, Fryatt, Lee, Yong, Spriggs (Turner 65), Bunting, Quigley (Buhlemann 65), Thurlbourne, Dunkley (Mulready 65), Beaumont. Subs not used: Gulliver, Forshaw.
Goals: Spriggs (13, pen 26, 60), Beaumont (52), Dunkley (62), Turner (89).
: Hamann, Nolan, Kamara, Pelayo Gomes, Bartley, Roberts, Goodman (Griffiths 72), Taylor (Adelakun 85), Mills, Sogbanmu (Pinney 82), Clarke. Subs not used: Hay, Dudzinski.
Booked: Taylor; Sent-off: Pelayo Gomes.
Goal: Sogbanmu (9).
: N. Smith. Attendance