Neots are just too good - Lynn boss

Reaction from the dugout after St Neots win 4-2 at King’s Lynn

DEFEATED King’s Lynn Town joint-boss Gary Setchell admits St Neots were simply too good for his side in their title-decider at the Walks on Saturday.

“Never say never in football, but I was quoted as saying it was winner-takes-all and there would have to be two good sides to beat them now,” Setchell said.

“They have a bit of everything. Size, pace, experience and they are a very, very good side.

“We have just come up a little short. We won two games against them – at their place in the league and then here in the FA Vase - but they have won arguably the most important one.

“They have a lot of good players, lads with experience in the Championship and Premier League but, regardless of how much money they spent, they beat us where it mattered.”

Meanwhile winning boss Dennis Greene was understandably elated after his side overcame the challenge put in front of them.

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And the Saints manager felt the win was never in doubt, even when Lynn mounted a mini-revival in the second half.

He said: “The game worked out how I thought it would, but nevertheless it was a massive win for us as, had we lost the game, we‘d have been relying on them to drop points.

“We went to get all three points and that’s what we did.

“I felt we were always on top and could have run out more comfortable winners in the end.

“There was a mad ten-minute spell in the second half but, even during that period when they got back to 3-2, we were still knocking on the door and creating numerous chances.

“Webb, Tolley and Hilliard all had excellent chances to score before we finally got that fourth one - it was always coming.

“I’d watched Lynn a couple of times leading up to the game and they have looked tired in recent weeks and didn’t look as strong as they did at one stage.”