Weekend preview

February 26, 2020

The Linnets will play only their third game in  the month of February on Saturday when Southport visit The Walks for a National League North fixture ( 3pm). Like many other clubs up and down the country Lynn's month has been blighted with postponements due to the wet weather meaning a hectic month of March awaits Town.


However before all of that 12th placed Southport  will consume all of Ian Culverhouse's attention as the battle for league points resumes in West Norfolk for the first time since February 1st. The Linnets will be looking to get back to winning ways following the disappointment of two recent defeats with the race for promotion hotting up further as the league enters the final two months of the regular season.


Saturday's visitors have had a mixed season and have produced good performances throughout the season but have lacked the consistency needed to have a higher placing. In the reverse fixture back in November the Linnets went behind early on but levelled things up thanks to a memorable team move which was rounded off by Adam Marriott and a second half winner duly arrived  from Chris Henderson. 


The enforced break has given the Linnets squad time to rest some niggling injuries and Simon Power to recover from a slight calf problem. Power will be assessed ahead of the weekend as Ryan Fryatt and Michael Clunan also continue on the road to recovery following long injury lay offs. 


Speaking ahead of the weekend's action general manager Mark Hearle said that everyone connected with the club cannot wait for Saturday to arrive. ' It's been an extremely frustrating time for everyone just lately ' admitted Hearle . ' Having three blank Saturday's hasn't helped with any kind of momentum both on and off the pitch. People can get a little out of routine not having football on a Saturday afternoon but we are now hopefully coming to a point in the year when the weather has to improve and we can set about the fixtures we have remaining to play. It has been a tremendous season for the club whatever happens and everyone here wants that feelgood factor to continue for the remaining weeks. The crowds have been encouraging and it would be good for that to also continue'.


Lynn Reserves have no game this weekend whilst the Ladies entertain Gorleston (Sunday, 2pm) in an ERWFL encounter. 


Southport match sponsors: Hungry Hog Roast Company


Match odds, in association with league sponsors, LVBet can be found here





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