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All roads lead to Warrington on Saturday for 'Super' play-off final

Ian Culverhouse saluted his King's Lynn Town players after they booked their place in the 'Super' play-off final.

The Linnets will head to Warrington on Saturday as the teams who triumphed in both the Northern and Southern Premier League play-off finals fight it out for promotion to Step 2.

And the Lynn chief will be hoping his team can produce another stunning performance like the one that helped secure a stunning 3-0 victory over Alvechurch in today's showpiece.

More than 1600 fans were on hand to see the Walks outfit make amends for last season's final defeat and Culverhouse was left delighted by what he saw.

Victorious King's Lynn Town players after their Southern League Central play-off final over Alvechurch at the Walks. Picture: Tim Smith. (9750950)
Victorious King's Lynn Town players after their Southern League Central play-off final over Alvechurch at the Walks. Picture: Tim Smith. (9750950)

Culverhouse said: "They were superb. We tried to mix it up first half and went long early just to make sure that we squeezed up because last time we played Alvechurch they was outstanding and really got at us and closed us down.

"We just wanted to try to get a foot hold in the game and earn the right to play. Maz (Adam Marriott) hit a great finish and we was okay.

"In the second half we were outstanding. Alvechurch are a good side and they've had a fantastic season, but we went to another level second half and everyone put a shift in, even the boys who came off the bench.

"We controlled the second half really well. We put our foot on the ball a little bit more, found good pockets and passed it around really well.

"We were worried at half-time because we were putting a lot of work in closing them down and I thought we might run out of steam, but we didn't.

"They're a fit group in there and boy didn't they show it today."

Culverhouse is expecting his troops to rise to the occasion one more time this campaign as they bid to clinch promotion.

"This group of players keep delivering and they are really focused on the job in hand," said Culverhouse.

"It's a shame because any other year we'd be celebrating promotion now, but we've still got another one to go.

"Our preparation and recovery has got to be spot on. I know they were here watching today, but we'll go up there and put a shift in and try to make the town proud.

"Hopefully we can all go up there together, be together as a group and try to finish the job."

The ‘Super’ play-off will be played at Warrington’s Cantilever Park on Saturday (3pm).


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