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Linnets entertain Ravens in huge six-pointer

King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse is expecting another bruising encounter when his side take on the Coalville in a huge six-pointer at The Walks tomorrow.

The Linnets go into the Central Southern Premier Division clash knowing that three points could go a long way to securing a play-off spot at the end of the campaign.

Lynn hold a four-point advantage over tomorrow’s visitors in the league standings, but the Ravens have two games in hand.

Reflecting on the away fixture, which Lynn drew 3-3 earlier in the season, Culverhouse said: “We really got away with one that day.

“We weren’t at the races and can could count ourselves fortunate to come away with a point.

“They are a big, powerful side and they play to their strengths very well. They are a good side and I’m not surprised to see them up there battling for a high finish.

“Saturday will be difficult against very good opposition but again we have had a good week on the training pitch and all our thoughts are focused on Coalville Town and winning a game of football.”

Culverhouse hopes his players can carry on where they left off last weekend against Bedworth.

The Linnets won 3-0 in Warwickshire and controlled the game from start to finish.

“I thought we were very good ourselves last weekend and had a full control on 95 per cent of the game,” said Culverhouse.

“We got our goals at the right time and we were able to manage things from there for what was an important three points.

“It will be just as difficult on Saturday and it should be a cracking game for our supporters. I would like them right behind the boys from the first whistle, as usual, and they have a huge part to play between now and the end of the season.”

The game will see Kalern Thomas return to the club for the first time since his transfer to the Ravens.

On Tuesday, the club were saddened to learn of the passing of former groundsman Maurice Bunting.

'It's turned out nice again' book signing at Lynn's Waterstones. King's Lynn Town FC groundsman Maurice Bunting who is mentioned in the book after George Formby crashed into him in 1959. (7490092)
'It's turned out nice again' book signing at Lynn's Waterstones. King's Lynn Town FC groundsman Maurice Bunting who is mentioned in the book after George Formby crashed into him in 1959. (7490092)

Maurice tendered The Walks pitch for many seasons before retiring around 18 months ago.

Linnets media officer Mark Hearle said: “Maurice was a gentleman and a great character.

“He was also very good at preparing a pitch with limited resources and sometimes providing a miracle in getting a game on after a week of difficult conditions.

“He used to love a chat on all sorts of things – not just football – and would offer some wise words on a real variety of subjects.

“I speak for everyone at the club when I say we will miss him greatly and we are all thinking of Maurice’s family and friends at this sad time.”

Following confirmation from Maurice’s family, the club will hold a minute’s silence before of tomorrow’s game.


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