King's Lynn 3 Daventry Town 1
30th October 2010
KING'S Lynn Town stuttered through to the next round of the League Cup in front of their lowest crowd of the season on Saturday.
Although not displaying their usual dominant form in front of their home faithful, Town did just enough to see off last season's semi-finalists and book another home tie against Irchester in the next round.
After the game, joint manager Gary Setchell said: "It's always difficult when you start players who haven't had much time on the pitch.
"But I thought all of the ones I did use today put in a decent shift and didn't let anybody down.
"It is fair to say that this competition is not that high on our list of priorities. Obviously the league is number one, along with the Vase.
"The Norfolk Senior Cup is another competition where we want to do well because I know that a night at Carrow Road for a cup final is a special experience and one which our supporters would enjoy greatly.
"But winning games is important for a variety of reasons - so really for me the word for today is satisfied."
The Linnets made four changes to the side which secured a midweek win at Sleaford with Brady Stone, Billy Smith, Scott Cubberley and Robbie Harris relegating the quartet of Jamie Thurlbourne, Kieran Doherty, Jack Defty and Danny White to the bench.
And it was Stone, making his first start for almost two months, who volleyed Town in front from a Steve Spriggs corner in the 15th minute.
Stone's appearance was shortened when the frustrated defender limped off the field with a calf injury towards the interval.
Fringe first teamer Billy Smith did his future chances few favours with a lacklustre showing and was hauled off nine minutes into the second period.
Town doubled their advantage ten minutes after the restart when a Cubberley centre was stabbed home by Pat Bexfield.
Nine minutes later the busy Bexfield's centre was fluffed by Lee Farrow and Cubberley was left with the easiest of tasks to nod home.
Daventry reduced the arrears midway through the second period when Nicky Baillie turned Linnets defender Jamie Alsop inside out before slotting home.
King's Lynn Town
: Street, Buhlemann, Alsop, L.Thurlbourne, McNeil, Stone (White 32) , Spriggs, Bexfield, Cubberley (Defty 68), Harris, Smith (J. Thurlbourne 54). Subs not used: Doherty, Minns
: Farrow, Jones (Hunt 78), Coleman, McKinley, Harris (Irvine 59), Baillie, Crockett, Waldock, Frost, Briscoe, Orford. Subs not used: Hill, Foster, Young
Attendance: 548. Man-of-the-match: Pat Bexfield.