Busy Easter for the Linnets

April 19, 2019

There is no Easter break for the Linnets as the Southern Premier Central Division reaches its penultimate weekend for the season. Town’s victory over Tamworth last weekend has ensured a play-off spot, but it’s now all about securing second, depending on the results of Stourbridge, or third in the final league table to gain some kind of home advantage for the knockout stage of the season.
Lynn travel to relegation-threatened St Neots Town on Saturday in a keenly-awaited local derby. 
The rivalry between the two teams goes back to when both teams were vying for top dog status in the United Counties League with both eventually making their  way up the football pyramid. 
Both sides need the points for very different reasons this time around with the Linnets looking to cement as higher finish as possible while the Saints are involved in a relegation dogfight. 
The two teams shared a 0-0 draw at the Walks back in August.
Mid-table Needham Market provide Lynn’s opposition on Monday (3pm) in the final home game of the regulation season. 
Needham have enjoyed a good first season in the Southern League and were involved in the play-off race before falling away recently.
They will however be dangerous opponents for Town as they have collected some good points on the road this season to date, including a 2-0 victory at Barwell last weekend.
In the previous meeting of the teams on New Year’s Day, Lynn gained a 4-1 win and will be looking to sign off in style in front of their own supporters on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.
Ryan Hawkins (toe) will be assessed ahead of the weekend after missing the last two games.
It’s also a busy weekend for Neil Fryatt’s reserves, who entertain Mulbarton Wanderers at the Walks on Saturday before travelling to Wisbech St Mary on Monday afternoon. Both games have 3pm kick-offs.

 

 

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