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King's Lynn Town boss Culverhouse calls for calm heads ahead of Altrincham trip in the National League



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King's Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse says his side mustn't panic in the wake of their disappointing defeat to Wealdstone on Saturday.

The result saw the Linnets drop into the bottom three of the National League standings ahead of tomorrow night's visit to Altrincham.

"We need calm heads," said the Lynn boss after seeing the Stones walk away with a 1-0 victory with ten men.

Ethan Coleman receives a yellow card and will miss the trip to Altrincham because of a one-match suspension. Picture: Tim Smith. (51639704)
Ethan Coleman receives a yellow card and will miss the trip to Altrincham because of a one-match suspension. Picture: Tim Smith. (51639704)

"We'll be in similar situations again in the games coming up where we've got to learn.

"We've got to keep playing the way we are. It's about being a bit more streetwise in situations but, more importantly, we've got to stop giving away silly goals.

"We need to have a calm head when we put the ball into the box. There was one situation in the second half on Saturday where we've done an out-swinging corner and it should have been an in-swinger."

Altrincham have won three of their five games this season with maximum points from their two matches at their Moss Lane home.

Even before the onset of COVID problems which saw Lynn's visit to Cheshire postponed earlier this month, the Robins lost midfielder Connor Kirby, on loan from Harrogate, with a fractured leg and summer signing Brad Jackson was controversially sent off.

Lynn, who will be without suspended midfielder Ethan Coleman for one game, will be hoping that striker Gold Omotayo is fit enough to make his return to the side.

Alty's seven league goals this season have been spread around six players.

Marcus Dinanga. a summer recruit from Stevenage, becoming leading scorer with his second of the season in the 1-0 win over Notts County at the weekend.

Reflecting on Saturday's fourth consecutive home defeat of the season, Culverhouse said: “We started the game fine, we had a fantastic chance with Mike and that just gives a little bit of belief and something you can build on, but didn’t take our chance.

"The disappointing thing is the goal we gave away – we are in possession of the ball, it’s our throw.

“So we are shooting ourselves in the foot at the moment.

“I can’t fault their effort but when we are going behind in games at the moment you can see a little bit of belief dripping from them.

"It’s been a while since we scored first and we need that first one to give them a little bit of belief that there is something there for them.”

The Lynn boss added: “We have been here before in games when we have had a presence in the box and there was belief we would score here, especially in previous years.

“And we got a little bit desperate today because we were throwing balls into areas that were comfortable for defenders to defend, and that isn’t us.

"We didn’t have a physical presence in the box anyway so for us to be chucking in 50-yard crosses is ridiculous.”



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