King’s Lynn FC’s plans hit by Cambridge call off

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King’s Lynn Town’s preparations for tomorrow’s long trip to Dorchester were hit by Wednesday night’s late Southern League postponement against Cambridge City.

The game at St Ives’ Westwood Road – temporary home of the Lilywhites – was called off by Lowestoft referee Adrian Sonnerude 35 minutes before kick-off, despite both managers and both sets of players wanting to play the game.

Angry Linnets boss Gary Setchell said: “The people at St Ives said that they have seen the pitch a lot worse this season.

“None of us are going to put our players at risk, so if both managers and both sets of players were happy to play the game then it should have gone ahead.

“I had already done my team talk and the first I knew about it was when I came out of the dressing room and my son Danny said that the referee was considering calling the game off.

“He has made a decision which could have been made by a local referee earlier.”

Setchell added: “With it being a Wednesday night game, the postponement has killed our whole week.

“We couldn’t train on Tuesday night because of having a game on Wednesday and I can’t expect the players to come to train on Thursday after travelling here tonight.

“We won’t be able to train on Friday night because we will be travelling down to Dorchester.”

Long-term absentee Conor Marshall, who had a scan on his troublesome knee last week, will travel down with the squad tonight, although he is unlikely to be involved after so long on the sidelines.

Linnets defender Ryan Fryatt will serve a one-game suspension.