Linnets set for showdown with Slough

December 14, 2017

The Linnets welcome sixth placed Slough Town to The Walks on Saturday in their final home fixture before Christmas. 


Seen by many as promotion favourites this season the visitors have enjoyed runs in both Cup competitions but the downside has been a build up of league fixtures postponed due to Cup games,Leaving them having played six games less and thirteen points worse off that their hosts. 


However their league form is good and they have tasted only one defeat on the road this season and that by a single goal margin at Hereford, Last weekend they surprisingly lost at home to Bishops Stortford by a 4-2 score line and ending the match with only 10 men due to a sending off. 

Speaking to ahead of the weekend action manager Ian Culverhouse said he was looking forward to getting back onto the pitch following last week’s defeat at Farnborough. 


“I was disappointed that our game at Gosport was postponed because I wanted to get the lads back out and playing again as soon as possible admitted Culverhouse. 


“Quite correctly we all felt it after a performance like that and the best way for me would have been to have gone out , got the win and erased the bad memories.


“However we couldn’t play and the other downside is that Michael Clunan will now have to sit the Slough match out with Ryan Fryatt which limits my options greatly’.

Culverhouse went on to praise Saturday’s visitors on their good recent form. “I have to say that I am not overly surprised as to how they are doing. 


“I was in charge when we went there at the end of last season and they controlled that game from start to finish. 


“We had a very young and inexperienced side out that afternoon but their management and organisation impressed me greatly, It looked a good little set up down there and you know after missing out in last season’s play offs they will be very keen to go one better this year. 


“They suffered a surprise defeat last weekend so I am expecting a very keenly fought match at ours on Saturday between two teams who have a lot to prove. 


“We need to be so much better in all areas if we are to be successful on Saturday and only 100% from everyone all over the park will do. We aren’t good enough to be carrying people, we all have to be on it week in, week out.

With the first real wintry weather of the winter being seen this last week club media officer Mark Hearle is advising people to check with the club on Saturday to confirm the game is on. 


“At this moment no inspection is planned and hopefully things will be ok come Saturday. However this week we have seen snow, rain and frost and they are never a football pitches best friend. 


“I would advise everyone to check social media on Saturday to make sure we are all good to go. BBC Radio Norfolk and KLFM will also supply any news on the game.



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