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Wellingborough 0 King's Lynn 5
31st March 2012
LINNETS boss Gary Setchell was as pleased with a fifth consecutive clean sheet as he was the 5-0 victory as the Linnets maintained their seven-point lead over title rivals Long Buckby at the top of the table.
Lynn's ability to win matches at a canter has never been in question and the leaking of silly goals now also seems to be something of the past.
The Walks outfit haven't conceded a goal for five matches and Setchell said: "Stuart (Wall) has been superb all season and, whoever has played alongside him whether it has been Ryan (Fryatt), Ross (Watson) or Dan (Buhlemann), Wally has been the main stalwart in our back four.
"We've also got our full-backs playing how we want them to play and that has made a big difference to the side.
"Ashley (Deeney) is getting better and better with each game while Jordan (Yong) has been excellent for us all season.
"Some people were looking at Jordan's defensive qualities when he first came to the club, but he has sorted that out and going forward he is like another winger for us on both sides."
It took the Linnets some time to get into their stride with four of the goals coming in a 14-minute spell at the start of the second period and Setchell admitted that he laid into his players during the half-time interval.
"I wasn't impressed with the first half at all, especially the first 25 minutes, where I thought we were second best.
"Wellingborough started the game a lot brighter than us and showed a lot more energy than us and that was disappointing.
"We could have been 1-0 down but Pedro (Alex Street) made one of the best saves I've seen at this level when he's tipped a shot onto the crossbar.
"I thought we were fortunate to go in 1-0 up at the break and I felt that one or two players weren't pulling their weight.
"I told the players that at half-time and I got a tremendous reaction from them in the second half, where I thought we were very good."
A double from Jason Turner, against his former club, and other goals from Danny Beaumont, Jack Defty and Jamie Thurlbourne sealed a routine victory against the Doughboys.
King's Lynn Town: Street, Deeney, (Fryatt 75), Wall, Yong, Beaumont, L. Thurlbourne (Hughes 65), White, J. Thurlbourne, Defty (Harris 68) and Turner. Subs not used: Hails and Buhlemann.
Goals: Beaumont (36), Turner (48, 51), Defty (60), J. Thurlbourne (62).
Wellingborough: Wallace, Marlow, Hopewell, Cray, Casey, Heycock (Johnson 70), Richardson (Harewood, 61), Cassidy, Surridge, Liversedge (Newman 70) and Tite.
Booked: Liversedge and Marlow.
Referee: C. Ford. Attendance: 308.
Report by permission of the Lynn News