Linnets host Alvechurch

February 1, 2019

It’s third versus fifth at The Walks on Saturday when the Linnets entertain Alvechurch in their latest Southern Premier Central Division fixture.  
A blanket could almost be thrown over a handful of teams in and around the play-off places at the moment and a win for either of the teams at the weekend would further boast their promotion aspirations as the seasons enters its final third.
The reverse fixture in early November marked the first game of Ian Culverhouse’s return to the Walks and resulted in a fine 3-0 victory – something the Lynn boss is hoping is replicated on Saturday. 
"We were very good that afternoon," said Culverhouse. 
"We scored early and managed the game with no dramas against a very good team. They have been consistent throughout the season and work hard all over the pitch, so they will for sure make things difficult for us. 
Despite gaining a 4-2 win over Royston on Tuesday, Culverhouse was disappointed with aspects of his team’s performance in the snowy conditions. 
"We must defend better," continued the Lynn boss. 
"We were too soft in certain areas and we have to work harder. You have to keep things tight as you can't always score four goals to win a game."
With the arrival of some wintry weather the club has advised supporters to keep in touch with local and social media ahead of the weekend.
"Firstly I have to say at this stage that it’s very much all systems go for the weekend," said media officer Mark Hearle. 
"I have spoken with Steve Curtis (groundsman) and he tells me he was able to work on the pitch on Wednesday and get it back level. 
"However, yesterday (Thursday) the pitch is frozen following a -5 frost last night.
"Although no further frost is forecast, we have no control on the weather so I suggest that everyone should keep an eye across all of our media platforms and local radio for updates on the conditions and any pitch inspections."
The Reserves travel to their counterparts at Sudbury for a league fixture.



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