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Ninth-placed Leicestershire side boast home record of just one defeat from eight games played

By Lynn News Reporter

King’s Lynn Town FC are back on the road again tomorrow with an Evo-stik League trip to ninth-placed Coalville Town.

The Linnets’ ten-match unbeaten run will face a stiff test in Leicestershire on Saturday against a side who can boast an impressive home record of just one defeat from eight games played.

Town passed over a chance to take up a play-off spot last weekend when they were denied victory with a last-minute equaliser at Redditch – something manager Ian Culverhouse is keen to avoid again.

Ian Culverhouse back in the home dugout at The Walks. (5336406)
Ian Culverhouse back in the home dugout at The Walks. (5336406)

Culverhouse said: “We have had a chat about it in the week again and we know we must improve at both ends of the park.

“We missed too many chances when we were well in charge of the game last weekend and we were made to pay for that when we conceded late.

“It could have so easily been 3-0 at the break and it would have been game over. It wasn’t and, fair play to them, they hung in, rode their luck and got a point.

“What now is key is that we take what we learned at Redditch into this weekend and make sure we convert more of what we are creating.”

Culverhouse added: “Saturday’s trip to Coalville is going to be a very difficult game for us. They are going very well in the league and it is traditionally a tough place to go and get a result.

“Their home record is also in very good shape so as a team we have to be on the money and ready from minute one.

"The league is very tight at the moment so we must keep accumulating points and turning draws into wins wherever possible.

“I have a fair few of the lads with knocks and niggles and some who are doubtful for Saturday. I will leave selection as late as I can to give everyone as long as possible to recover.

“We are attempting to get an extra body in but I won’t be going out and just bringing someone in for the sake of it.

“They must be able to bring something extra to the group that we haven’t got and I have to admit that it is a difficult job to be able to find that right person.”

The home league fixture against Royston will now take place on Tuesday, January 29.

The Reserves will be looking to arrest their recent form when bottom-placed Needham Market Reserves visit The Walks for a Thurlow Nunn League Division One North fixture (3pm).

Wednesday night’s scheduled U18 fixture against Peterborough Sports at The Walks was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Evo-stik League South

Premier Division Central top 10

Kettering Town 16 12 2 2 38

Stourbridge 18 11 5 2 38

Rushden & D 18 8 5 5 29

Biggleswade T 16 7 7 2 28

Alvechurch 16 7 5 4 26

Needham Mkt 17 7 4 6 25

King’s Lynn T 16 6 6 4 24

Leiston 16 7 3 6 24

Coalville Tn 14 7 3 4 24

Royston Tn 16 7 3 6 24


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