King’s Lynn Town hit the road again this weekend with a 400 + mile trip to the North West to face Southport in a Vanarama National League North fixture. The Linnets capped a profitable seven day spell on Tuesday evening with a 5 – 2 victory over Leamington which followed away wins at Bradford PA and Kidderminster previously. Those wins saw a total of 12 goals scored but a concern to Town will be the 6 goals conceded at the other end and, with goal difference in mind, it’s something that Manager Ian Culverhouse and his staff will be keen to address over the coming weeks.
Southport are another team who can boast a very good home record having suffered just one defeat in their nine home fixtures to date – that being a 1 – 0 reverse to AFC Telford earlier in the season and their fifth place league standing ensures that the visiting Linnets will again need to be at the very top of their game to return home with anything to show for their efforts.
Ryan Fryatt, Chris Smith and Harry Limb are again all unavailable due to injury and illness for the weekend. Ryan Jarvis was not involved on Tuesday evening and will be assessed ahead of the trip. Michael Gash is missing through suspension following his red card last weekend
Town’s reserves entertain Lakenheath at The Fenland Stadium, Wisbech where both Joe Taylor and Luke Johnson have agreed deals with the club.
It’s a big day for Lynn Ladies on Sunday when they host Wroxham in the Norfolk Women’s County Cup with the game being played on The Walks ( 1:30 kick off). Lynn’s form has picked up of late and they will be keen to make progress in the competition having reached the Carrow Road final last season. However Wroxham will prove a tough test with a proven record in this prestigious competition.