King's Lynn Town put unbeaten home record on the line against Alfreton in National League North
They haven’t lost a league game on home soil for more than a year – but Ian Culverhouse believes there is still more work to do before King’s Lynn Town can start labelling the Walks a fortress.
The Linnets boss has seen his side win their opening four home fixtures of the National League North season – adding to a 21-game unbeaten sequence from last term – heading into tonight’s mouthwaterting top-of-the-table clash against Alfreton.
Culverhouse said: “It’s going to take a while as we’re coming up against so many big teams.
“We are going to be playing some full-time clubs that are really going to test us and that’s why the support of the fans is so crucial to us.
“It’s important that we make this place our base and other sides come here and fear us, that’s what we need to do.
“But we’re new to the league. It’s about small steps at the moment and seeing where we are at Christmas time.”
Like Lynn, tonight’s opponents have reeled off four successive wins.
On Saturday, a Dom Smith header against Kidderminster was enough to give Billy Heath’s side another three points and lift them to third in the standings.
“It’s another massive game for us,” admitted Culverhouse.
“They are another established club at this level and it will be another really hard game.
“It’s about us turning up and playing the way we can play.”
The Linnets chief was delighted with his side’s latest three points against Darlington on Saturday.
Culverhouse said: “It was a good response from us in the second half.
“I thought we were a bit slow in the first half, a bit ponderous, a bit pedestrian and that isn’t like us.
“We can’t play that way, we are full throttle. But the response was excellent and we thoroughly deserved it in the end.
“The crowd were excellent. They were a bit quiet first half but we didn’t give them anything.
“Once we give them something they make some noise and it is up to us to give them something to get behind the boys.
“I thought the whole place was a bit flat first half, but certainly second half they made some noise.”
More by this authorGreg Plummer
This website and its associated newspaper are members of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)