FOOTBALL: Two heavy home defeats brought a painful end to King’s Lynn Town’s solid start to the season.
FA Cup hopes were smashed on Saturday with a 5-1 defeat against Cambridge City and on Tuesday Matlock Town inflicted a 4-0 Evo-Stik League defeat.
Manager Gary Setchell didn’t hold back after the cup defeats.
Lynn’s only reward was a penalty from Rob Duffy and their misery was compounded when Dan Quigley was sent off.
Setchell said: “We looked heavy. We looked leggy. It looked like we had no zip. We needed the players to stand up and be counted but our confidence just drained.”
A Walks crowd of just 381 on Tuesday saw a performance marginally better than Saturday’s.
Lynn started brightly with efforts from Quigley and George Thomson but Ryan Fryatt’s headed clearance landed for Lewis McMahon to strike a stinging half volley for the opener after 13 minutes.
Andy Hall smashed an effort against the crossbar before Matlock doubled their lead. More misery came for the Linnets when Fryatt slipped in possession to gift them a third.
Sam Mulready hit the bar before Matlock added their fourth.
Lynn are at Chorley tomorrow and then Ilkeston on Monday. A supporters coach is running to both.
Tomorrow it leaves the car park at 10am. Adults £23, u16 £5.
Monday leaves car park 4.15pm. Adults £14, u16 £5. Call Oz, 01553 766088, to book.