It’s the final home game of the regular season on Saturday with the Linnets facing local rivals St Neots Town (The Walks, 3pm).
Following the midweek fixtures many permutations still exist in the battle for home advantage in the play off semi’s and a possible final. Kettering’s Thursday evening victory over rivals Weymouth has taken Lynn’s fate away from their own hands with the Poppies looking at a possible finishing total of 103 points as opposed to 102 of the Linnets if both win all of their remaining games.
Speaking to www.kltown.co.uk manager Ian Culverhouse admitted the Southern Premier League’s play- off race is one of the tightest he has ever been involved in.
“It’s quite remarkable how thing’s have played out confirmed Culverhouse, The top five have dropped very few points all season and the gap between them and the rest of the league is a substantial one.
“For the supporters it’s exciting with all the games being packed in late following all the postponements but for the managers and players the scenario isn’t as kind with a long, hard season and all the rigours associated with it taking its toll.
“We have managed to get some rest into the players this week but we have also had some good sessions as well and the boys will be ready. We secured four vital points from our two games last week which will prove vital I’m sure going into the last week of the season.
“Results in the week haven’t been favourable but it’s about us and not them that matters. Ideally we win both of our games but now that may not be enough so we will see’.
Culverhouse would not be drawn on an injury update saying “Let’s just see where we are on Saturday, Some of the lads have been seeing specialists and the like and I will be giving everyone as long as possible to see how they are and more importantly how I feel they have responded. If we have to use some of the youngsters from the reserves then that’s what I will do.
The club are hoping for a large gate to see out the regular season at home with attractions provided by Anglian Water for the kids being available on the afternoon.
“We would love to see as many people down at The Walks as possible” said club media officer Mark Hearle. “Ian and the lads have been outstanding all season long playing some very attractive football along the way.
“We are now at the crucial part of the season and the extra support will be vital over the next two and a bit weeks. The weather is predicted to be very favourable and it would be fantastic to see as many supporters there as possible.
The Reserves travel to Leiston Reserves for a Thurlow Nunn, Division One fixture.