Weymouth Preview

May 1, 2018

King’s Lynn Town host the biggest match on The Walks in recent history on Wednesday evening when Weymouth visit in a Southern Premier Division play-off semi final (7:45). 

 

The Linnets secured second spot in the final league table with their 3-1 win at Chesham whilst the visitors ended the season in fifth spot defeating Hitchin Town by a 3-0 margin. 

 

The winners of Wednesday’s match will play either Kettering or Slough in the final on Bank Holiday Monday.


The two league encounters this season saw Weymouth collecting four points from the fixtures, courtesy of a 3-1 home win and a 1-1 draw at The Walks in January. 

 

Speaking to www.kltown.co.uk following Saturday’s win at Chesham midfielder Craig Parker knows that the Linnets have to be at their best to on Wednesday to make the final next week. “They are a good team” concluded Parker. 

 

“However so are we and we always feel confident of winning games whenever and whoever we face, Our aim when I joined the club in the summer was to make the play off’s and we have now done that. 

 

“We know now that we need two more wins for promotion and we will be going all out to achieve that, beginning on Wednesday. It was important to gain home advantage for the possibility of both games and now we have done that we must take advantage of it.

Club chairman Stephen Cleeve added “We have all enjoyed a season of memorable football at the Walks and it would be marvellous not only for the club but the Town in general if we could gain promotion and bring back step two football to West Norfolk. 

 

“It’s ten seasons since the former club played at that level which is far too long for a Town like this, Early indications are that there has been a good response to the online purchase ticket scheme which is encouraging towards a healthy gate come Wednesday. 

 

“I would ask the people not only of the Town but the surrounding area to come along and support us and get behind our team. Weymouth of course are a very good side but on our day the team are a match for anyone in this division’.

Gates open at The Walks at 6pm Wednesday evening.

If the scores are level at 90 minutes a period of 30 minutes extra time will be played. If scores are still level after extra time the winners will be decided by a penalty shoot out.
 

 

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