Saturday preview

October 20, 2017

The Linnets travel to the South coast on Saturday looking to consolidate their spot at the top of the Southern Premier division with a visit to Gosport.


With Kettering Town’s midweek inactivity due to an FA Cup replay Town took the chance to move a point clear of second placed Slough Town and three points ahead of the Poppies with a 4-0 success at Dunstable Town.


Gosport sit bottom of the table and our still looking for their first victory of the season having picked up the solitary point this season in a 1-1 draw at King’s Langley. 


Despite their lowly position and the fact that the Linnets will be looking for their first double of the season over the hosts boss Ian Culverhouse is refusing to take Gosport lightly.

"We always prepare the same if we are playing a title chasing team or one who’s at the wrong end of the table’ confirmed Culverhouse, It’s always about us and our preparation not what the opponents are up too. We will have to battle to impose ourselves on them, just like we had too at Dunstable in the week.


"And then win the right to play our football then hopefully the goals follow and the points are yours, I remember from when they came to ours even though we had control for long spells they never stopped running and chased everything. 


"They’re a young, fit side and we will have to work hard to achieve a positive result. I hear the weather may not be the best with a gale blowing so that can also be a leveller as well.

It is expected that the game will be too soon for Leon Mettam who continues to recover from a hamstring problem and Toby Hilliard misses out due to a one match suspension following his red card last weekend.

The Reserves have a home Thurlow Nunn Division one fixture with Leiston Reserves (3pm). 



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