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King's Lynn 5 Stafford Rangers 1
30th November 2013
The goals were shared around, much to the delight of manager Gary Setchell, as King's Lynn Town saw off struggling Stafford Rangers at The Walks on Saturday.
A fine display saw captain Ryan Clarke net his first ever goal for the Linnets as they came from behind to continue their impressive home form.
Setchell said: "When we played the likes of Cambridge City and Matlock earlier in the season, other than Andy Hall, I didn't see us having another match winner on the pitch.
"But now we have got four or five on the pitch and two or three on the bench and that's the mark of a good squad.
"I think we were a different level to Stafford, and that's not being disrespectful to them.The key part was being patient as we did miss chances again in the first half.
"Someone just had to be brave enough to stick the ball in the back of the net and Streaky (Ryan Fryatt) did and the pressure valve was relieved."
The visitors, unbeaten in three going into the game, took the lead against the run of play when George Thomson headed Mark Kinsella's free-kick into his own net.
But the lead lasted all of a minute when Dan Quigley's mis-hit drive from Marc Goodfellow's centre was thumped home by Rob Duffy.
Lynn should have been ahead going into the break with loanee Jake Jones dragging a shot wide and also striking the post.
Five minutes after the restart, defender Ryan Fryatt's third strike in four games, and his fourth in six, gave Lynn the lead their dominance deserved.
Thomson atoned for his earlier own goal when he struck home a beautifully-placed free-kick before Clarke slotted home Andrew Hall's skilful cutback nine minutes from time.
It got even worse for the visitors when Hall rounded off a five-star display with a clinical finish deep into injury time.
Lynn: Street, R. Clarke, Yong, Lee, Fryatt, Thomson, Hall, Quigley (E Clarke 85) Duffy (McGovern 79), Jones, Goodfellow (McDonald 65) Subs: Mulready, Ward.
Scorers: Duffy 22, Fryatt 50, Thomson 73, R. Clarke 81, Hall (90).
Stafford: Brain, Bateman, Chadwick, Morris, Bullock (Davies 9), Johnson, McCarthy, Burke, Woolery, Kinsella (Lees 73), Harris Subs: Healy, Alcock. Booked: Burke.
Scorer: Thomson 21 (own goal).
Attendance: 511