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August 17, 2017

The Linnets face their first ‘ long haul’ trip of the season on Saturday when they visit The Avenue Stadium, home of Dorchester Town. The 400 mile round journey will be made just that bit sweeter if Ian Culverhouse’s men can continue their 100% start to the campaign and return back to Norfolk on Saturday evening with a 3 point haul.


Speaking to  manager Culverhouse’s first thoughts were on Tuesday’s exciting 3 – 2 win at Bishop’s Stortford – a win that see’s Lynn sitting in second place in the very early Southern  League table. ‘We made that a bit nervy for ourselves at the end if I’m honest’ said a relieved  Culverhouse. ‘ We began very well – two goals away from home inside fifteen minutes was a real tonic but we deserved that for how we started. We could and probably should have added to our tally but instead conceded which, from my point of view ,  was a disappointing goal just before the break. Michael (Gash) settled us again just at the right time early in the second half and generally for long spells we weren’t bad. But when you let one in late on like that you’re always very keen to hear the final whistle’. Strikers Gash and Leon Mettam both registered for the first time this season and both drew praise from the boss. ‘ I thought the pair of them were outstanding. They worked extremely hard throughout and both gave me an honest shift. I’m managing Michael very carefully as he has played little football for a year and Metts has had his problems over the last two seasons. Ideally you keep them on but it’s not always an ideal situation you’re working with. We are still very much a work in progress – and will be for a while yet – but you can see little things developing, good understandings, communications and partnerships forming which is the way it should be. I thought we had some strong performances all over the pitch. Craig Parker’s goal was a real cracker and one that any football fan would enjoy’.


Turning his thought’s to Saturday Culverhouse is ready for another battle. ‘ We know it’s going to be another tough one. I’m sure it’s going to be no different wherever we go. They had a real battering on the opening weekend ( a 5 – 1 reverse at Banbury United) but quickly turned it around on Monday with a win ( 1 – 0 over Basingstoke). I will just be looking for the usual things from my team like commitment, passion and a pride to represent this great football club. We will have a chat and try some thing’s in training and will head down there prepared and ready for a real battle. No – one has a divine right to win a game of football, you have to earn the right to win and that’s what we must do. It’s very early days to be worrying about tables and positions – I may have a look after  ten or twelve games! I will be saying to everyone let’s carry on doing as  we  are and let’s see where that take’s us.     



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