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DALBY DELIGHT

24 January 2022

Match-winner Sam Dalby shared his elation after his 93rd-minute penalty strike saw Blues come from behind to win 2-1 at Roots Hall on Friday evening.

Harry Phipps had given King’s Lynn Town the lead, but a second-half turnaround secured a third successive league win in a row for Kevin Maher’s side.

And Dalby, who also scored the winner in the reverse fixture in August, was delighted to tuck away the spot kick in stoppage time.

“That’s two winners against them now so I don’t think they will like me! I’m buzzing after that.

“It was unbelievable, all the boys are buzzing.

“That’s three games on the bounce now and we’re looking forward to Aldershot on Tuesday.”

Dalby, who hadn’t scored in five games going into the match, had also missed his only penalty in a Blues shirt earlier on in the season, but the frontman was keen to banish his demons.

“I wanted to get it off my chest,” Dalby added. “There’s no point to keep waiting and what better way than a penalty?

“After my miss against Chesterfield [in the FA Cup] I was a bit nervous, but I convinced myself it was going to go in. As soon as it did I was so relieved!

“I thought we played quite well so we all remained calm at half-time.

“We’re looking up. We see teams we have a game in hand over and we want to win midweek and go from there, everyone is confident.”

Dalby was also keen to thank the loyal Blues supporters, who again backed Kevin Maher’s team in numbers, with 6,000 filling Roots Hall.

“The fans were unbelievable today. Just hearing them throughout even when we went 1-0 down helped us calm down and do our jobs better.”

Blues now face a double-header of away games, starting on Tuesday as they head to the EBB Stadium to face Aldershot Town, who sit one place and one point ahead in the Vanarama National League standings.

Tickets, which are available directly from Aldershot’s website, can be purchased by clicking here.


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