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Lynn’s second string go into derby on seven-match unbeaten run and Pedlars have won last four matches

By Lynn News Reporter

King’s Lynn Town Reserves boss Neil Fryatt will be hoping for more of the same from his side when they host promotion-chasing Swaffham Town in a Friday night derby at The Walks.

Lynn’s second string go into tonight's derby clash on the back of a seven-match unbeaten run after deservedly picking up a point against Downham Town last time out.

Swaffham, meanwhile, have won their last four matches in the league as they remain hot on the heels of the top two in Thurlow Nunn Division One North.

Joe Taylor claims the match ball after scoring a hat-trick. (7676410)
Joe Taylor claims the match ball after scoring a hat-trick. (7676410)

Fryatt said: “The lads have been incredible lately. They have been a pleasure to work with and have been listening to the information that both Adam (Seal) and myself have passed on.

“We know that Swaffham are a very good side and it will be another test to see how far we’ve progressed in the last few weeks.”

Fryatt would love to see another bumper crowd at The Walks after a fantastic crowd of 182 turned out to see the thrilling 3-3 draw against Downham Town last week.

“I think our last home attendance was slightly above where I think it should be every week,” said Fryatt.

“It would be great to see a lot of those fans come back. I just hope that they don’t go away thinking about the last half-an-hour of the Downham game because for the first hour that night we were excellent.

“They have to remember that we are still a very young side who are still developing as individuals and as a group.”

Fryatt added of Lynn’s visitors: “The league table never lies and Swaffham are one of the best teams in the division. For us it’s another challenge, another learning curve for a set of very keen and talented young players.

“They are learning every week in playing games and training and will continue to do so as we move forward.”

Pedlars boss Paul Hunt said: “King’s Lynn Town Reserves are a side with a lot of energy and quality, so we won’t be taking anything for granted. You can’t underestimate any of the reserve sides in this league.

“If you are not absolutely at it, then they are certainly more than capable of taking something off you.”

Meanwhile, Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham has described the club’s form since the turn of the year as “incredible” with his side still unbeaten in 2019.

The Ghosts’ boss is proud of what his side have achieved this term and has revealed that the club are in a great place on and off the pitch.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Haverhill Borough, Cunningham said: “I’m so proud of everyone at the club, player, coaches, supporters and volunteers. It’s been a real team effort and everyone connected with the club deserves a lot of credit.

“We are in a great place on and off the pitch, the club has a real positive buzz and vibe about it at the moment across all our teams and age groups.

“To still be unbeaten in 2019 makes me particularly proud, this is a hard league, there are no easy games and to be in the position we are in is a great feeling.

“We have three league games to go, then a cup final so it is important we maintain our high standards until the final because we want to take our positive momentum into that game.

“The success on the pitch is the result of a lot of hard work and effort, the players have shown great character and attitude throughout the season and I am sure we can finish the season strongly.”

Elsewhere, Downham Town travel to Lakenheath on the back of a 1-0 win over Wisbech St Mary on Tuesday night. James Dougal scored with a header from close range, while man of the match was Ben Fenn and Arbuckles were again match sponsor.

A minute’s silence was held for club stalwart Paul Carrington, who passed away on Monday.


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