Search

VIDEO: Setchell praises strike duo Defty and Turner as King’s Lynn Town win again

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 March 2012

King's Lynn Town v Daventry United at The Walks - Lynn's Jack Defty (centre, right) and Jason Turner (centre, left) celebrate the opening goal. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King's Lynn Town v Daventry United at The Walks - Lynn's Jack Defty (centre, right) and Jason Turner (centre, left) celebrate the opening goal. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Archant © 2012 01603 772434

Strike duo Jack Defty and Jason Turner were praised by King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell after both scored in their side’s 3-0 win over Daventry United on Saturday.

Turner’s first-half strike and a second-half brace from Defty helped Lynn keep up their United Counties Premier Division title charge with a convincing victory which maintained their 10-point lead over Long Buckby.

It was the second game in a row that Lynn’s front two had scored and the Linnets boss admits their blossoming partnership could prove vital in his team’s remaining seven UCL games.

Setchell said: “Jack and Jason are a good partnership. They compliment each other. They’re not the quickest but they’re two strong lads.

“They’re big, they make clever runs and when you’ve got pace down the sides - i.e Danny Beaumont and Spriggsy (Steve Spriggs) when he came on - then obviously you don’t need the pace down the middle. Jack’s finding his form.

“I’d still like him to get fitter but I’m always pressing on at all the players to retain their fitness. Jack’s a class player and if you put the ball in the right areas he is going to score goals.

“Jason Turner showed again what he’s about. He looked like he’d over run it for his goal and then he cheekily put it by the goalkeeper. He’s a nuisance and he never gives defenders a minute’s rest.”

Buckby matched Lynn’s win by beating Holbeach United 3-0 but remain 10 points behind Setchell’s table-toppers having played three games less.

“It was a routine win. We were comfortable first half, we hit the woodwork a couple of times and created all those chances,” said the Linnets manager.

“We needed to press on second half which we did. We got two quick goals and basically put the game to bed. The lads took their the foot off the gas a bit but perhaps they did it subconsciously.

“It was brilliant for Ciaran Beales to make his league debut off the bench because he’s impressed with the reserves and youth team. With Robbie Harris having his stomach infection it was an ideal chance to give him a go.

“I felt the game was right at 3-0 to use him and he done some nice things, could have got himself a goal, but then he did some sloppy things. However, it’s a big introduction, into his first game at this level, and he did well.”

Related articles

0 comments

Other Watton and Swaffham sport

Tue, 12:16

Swaffham earned and deserved all three points from their local derby against Fakenham Town.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings a familiar face into their 2017 build-up.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Injury-hit Swaffham Town claimed a valuable point on Saturday – but had a two-goal advantage wiped out in the final 15 minutes.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Pupils in Swaffham have been recognised for their sporting achievements by a former professional tennis player.

Most Read

Thirty five players took part in 2016/17 season Closed Championships at Catton Grove Primary School and there was some real quality on show.

Read more
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The sun shone brightly all day at Great Hockham for, the Lings Honda fourth round of Norfolk & Suffolk Junior Motorcycle Club’s Motocross championship.

Read more
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dereham-based 4sports group has been appointed official kit and trophy supplier for the South Norfolk Youth Football League.

Read more
Friday, March 17, 2017

Pupils in Swaffham have been recognised for their sporting achievements by a former professional tennis player.

Read more
Nicholas Hamond Academy
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Norfolk cricketer Michael Eccles was the first of almost 300 athletes to finish the annual Breckland 10K road race.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 11°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Watton and Swaffham Times e-edition today E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter