On Saturday The Walks plays host to the National League North’s match of the day as the third placed Linnets tackle the might of second placed Chester (3pm). The visitors will no doubt be the biggest test of the Linnets long unbeaten run of league games at The Walks which stretches back over a year ago.
As expected the visitors are only three points away from the summit of the league table and have tasted defeat just once in league combat to date with a 2 – 1 reverse at Spennymoor Town. Along with York City they are many people’s favourites for automatic promotion come April.
For their part the Linnets have enjoyed a magnificent season opening and their 3 – 0 reverse at York two weeks ago was their first defeat since the opening day of the season. Following last weekend’s FA Cup win at Leek Town Lynn have enjoyed a free week which has given the likes of Ryan Fryatt and Ryan Jarvis the chance to continue their recovery from injury.
Ahead of Saturday the club has appealed to supporters to allow extra time for entry to the ground as a large four figure gate is predicted. Segregation will be in place for Chester supporters at the Hospital End of the ground with the ticket office open for business from midday. ‘
It’s the usual appeal from myself and the club’ said media officer Mark Hearle. ‘ Please if you can buy your tickets online ahead of the weekend or walk up and purchase early on Saturday. We will be opening the ground for supporters at 12:30 and we have a happy hour in the Blue & Gold sports bar to celebrate non League Day. People turning up at 2:50 pm without a ticket must expect a delay entering the ground. Purchasing ahead is simple and avoids a lot of frustration’.
The reserves have Norfolk Senior Cup action as they host Fakenham Town at the Fenland Stadium, Wisbech. Please note this game will kick off at 12:30pm.
It’s cup action as well for Lynn Ladies on Sunday as the host Hutton in the ERWFL Cup at River Lane ( 2pm).