Linnets host Leiston in first home game of 2019

January 4, 2019

The Linnets have their first home Southern Premier Central Division fixture of 2019 on Saturday when ninth-placed Leiston are in town (the Walks, 3pm). 
A successful holiday period saw Lynn collect 10 points from a possible 12 which has seen them consolidate the league’s third spot and continue their unbeaten run to 16 games. 
Saturday’s visitors were put to the sword by the Linnets earlier in the season when they achieved a stunning 5-1 victory on away soil but, as ever, manager Ian Culverhouse is expecting a difficult assignment at the weekend.  
Culverhouse said: "There is no doubt that was a standout result that Neil (Fryatt) and Rob (Back) achieved at their place.
"They have some very good players all over the park which means we will have to play our 'A’ game on Saturday. 
"We know about them and what they will want to do and we have to be ready. 
"The boys were excellent on Tuesday (4-1 at Needham Market) and we executed our plan of early goals and then controlling the game perfectly. 
"Games are not always like that but everyone within the squad are working really hard to carry on what we are doing at present. 
"I’m very pleased with the signing of Joe Robinson and he will be in the squad for Saturday. 
"He is the type of player we want here at King’s Lynn and once he has settled in I believe he will become a firm favourite with the crowd. He gives us some different options and it’s another number to the squad."
Goalkeeper Alex Street will be making his 400th Linnets' appearance on Saturday and along with Ryan Hawkins, who will be making his 100th appearance in a Lynn shirt, both will be presented with a memento by the Friends of the Linnets to mark their  achievements. 
Speaking ahead of Saturday, Street said: "I suppose it’s an achievement really for someone to come from village football and play for a club like King’s Lynn Town. 
"Paul Bastock coming to the club has really helped my game and I hope that the supporters can see the difference he has made since his arrival – It’s an honour to work with a man of that experience. 
"Really though, I am happy to keep playing and Saturday will just be another game."
Leiston came from behind to secure a 2-1 win at Lowestoft Town on Tuesday and have suffered only two away league defeats to date.
Lynn Reserves are back in league action with a tough looking trip to Norfolk rivals Mulbarton Wanderers.



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