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King's Lynn boss says there's still room for improvement after excellent Yeovil victory in National League




Ian Culverhouse insists there is still room for improvement after seeing King's Lynn Town record their first win of the season at Yeovil on Saturday.

The Linnets boss was delighted with his side's application after seeing them coming from behind to take all three points by beating Yeovil – one of the National League promotion favourites – 2-1 at Huish Park.

Matt Worthington was sent-off for the hosts, who had already taken the lead through a stunning Joe Quigley effort, seven minutes before half-time.

Ian Culverhouse on the sidelines. (50455824)
Ian Culverhouse on the sidelines. (50455824)

But Lynn turned the game on its head after the interval by scoring two goals in the final quarter through Ethan Coleman and substitute Munashe Sundire.

Culverhouse said: "I thought we were excellent from start to finish and I'm so proud of all of them.

"There's still a lot of things we can word on, especially going forward in the final third, but what pleased me the most is that we carried on believing in what we were doing and I thought we were in control before the sending off.

"The way we controlled the ball and some of our passages of play were really good and the pitch really helped us."

After conceding almost 100 goals in the top flight last season, Culverhouse feels his players are 'more resilient' this campaign.

"We got caught with one hell of a goal but it was our reaction afterwards that pleased me," he admitted.

"Last season one or two people would have gone missing and we'd have over run the ball in certain areas, but our heads didn't drop once.

"We've got a lot of good characters out on the pitch and you could see that today. They're a good group and the way they've worked this work has been fantastic."

Matt Worthington and Tyler Denton go for the ball but Worthington's tackle was deemed dangerous and he was sent-off by the referee. Picture: Tim Smith (50678256)
Matt Worthington and Tyler Denton go for the ball but Worthington's tackle was deemed dangerous and he was sent-off by the referee. Picture: Tim Smith (50678256)

Despite their domination for long periods of the afternoon, it was the introduction of Michael Gyasi and Sundire that finally swung the game Lynn's way in Somerset.

"I knew we would get chances but it was about trying to find a formation that would stretch them a little bit," said Culverhouse.

"It was about stretching them and making a few more runs into the box. Michael (Gyasi) did that down the left side and Munashe made some great runs into the area.

"It was also about winning the second balls and we got ourselves on the end of two of two cracking balls into the box."

Next up for the Linnets is big-spending Chesterfield at The Walks tomorrow.

"It's a big ask for us, especially after five hours on a coach," admitted Culverhouse.

"There isn't a lot of recovery time but I know whoever wear the shirt they'll do the club proud."



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