Street’s ahead in King’s Lynn Town FC play-off push

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He has suffered plenty of disappointments since arriving at The Walks in the summer of 2010, but Alex Street claims the hardships have all been worthwhile now he is an established member of the first team.

The young goalkeeper suffered a dramatic loss of form back in 2012/13, lost his place in the team and spent brief spells with a handful of clubs.

He spent the start of the following campaign on loan to Leiston and, after regaining his place in the team, things went from bad to worse last season as Lynn leaked 81 goals and flirted with relegation.

But Street, who celebrated making his 250th appearance for the club at the weekend, is now only looking up after Lynn moved into a play-off place following their weekend victory over Bedworth United (see page 47).

Street, who has kept four shut-outs in Lynn’s last six games, said: “We are all buzzing and it’s a good time to be at the club. We’ve got great characters in the dressing room.

“We look stronger at the back and are playing quickly through midfield. As a unit we are defending very well.

“At the start of the season we were a bit shaky and we’ve now learned how to defend properly as a team.”

On his latest landmark, Street said: “I don’t really read the stats but it’s been a good achievement for me.

“It’s always nice to keep clean sheets and to be fair we’ve kept a few this season after last season’s disastrous end where we conceded almost every week.”

Street, who has been one of Lynn’s most consistent performers over the last 12 months, admitted he has had to work hard to get where he is today.

“You can’t always have success. When you are not doing so well you get to a point where you hate football, but you have to stick it out.

“You have to keep believing in yourself and what you are doing. You have to keep working hard in training and hope that your team-mates help too.

“I think I’m learning quite quickly, especially with the league and the quality of the football that is being played.

“You do have to mature quickly and I ask the right questions when I need to. I’ve been here a long time and hopefully I can keep going from strength-to-strength.”

Evo-stik Southern League

Premier Division top 10

Poole T 31 17 10 4 61

Chippenham T 34 17 10 7 61

Redditch U 31 16 10 5 58

Hitchin T 31 17 7 7 58

King’s Lynn T 34 17 4 13 55

Hungerford T 32 14 10 8 52

Dunstable T 32 15 7 10 52

Weymouth 32 13 11 8 50

Dorchester T 32 14 7 11 49

Leamington 30 14 7 9 49