FOOTBALL: The non-appearance of midfielder Dan Quigley was another disappointment as King’s Lynn Town finished their Evo-Stik League season with a 1-0 defeat at home to Whitby Town.

The curtain came down on a season that most Linnets fans, players and even manager Gary Setchell will want to forget.

Lynn tried hard but failed to send their die-hard fans home with a victory, despite creating plenty of clear cut chances.

Lee Stevenson forced Shane Bland into a fine save inside the opening minute and Jacek Zielonka had a chance when he spotted a gap in the Whitby defence but hit the foot of a post.

Stevenson was then denied by Bland’s legs and the rebound fell to Conor Marshall, who hit a stinging first time effort from the edge of the box but Bland again was at his best to parry the effort.

Marshall delivered a cross deep to the far post where Zielonka could only head wide.

The Yorkshire side took the lead immediately after the restart when the unmarked James Brown headed home from inside the penalty area.

After the match, manager Setchell confirmed that Quigley had become the first player to leave the club.

He failed to show for duty for the third time this season without a call to the manager.

Setchell said; “Quigs just didn’t turn up. That’s him finished – no text, no nothing, just not turned in. I feel badly let down by him. He shouldn’t be leaving this club under this cloud.

“He should have been leaving on a better note, but that is him definitely done. I can’t keep putting up with it.”

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