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King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse expecting Frome Town will have a point to prove after long journey

King's Lynn striker Michael Gash is hoping to be fit for today's clash with Frome. Picture Matthew Usher

King's Lynn striker Michael Gash is hoping to be fit for today's clash with Frome. Picture Matthew Usher

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Ian Culverhouse is reading little into Frome Town’s slow start to the season ahead of King’s Lynn Town’s next Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division challenge.

The Robins make the long trip from Somerset looking to derail the superb start to the season the Linnets are enjoying, winning all three matches.

They sit in the bottom half after following up a 3-1 victory at Basingstoke on the opening day with two home defeats, 4-1 to Weymouth and then 3-2 to Biggleswade last weekend.

“Frome haven’t had the best of starts to the season but no doubt they will improve and maybe will come here feeling they have a point to prove,” said Culverhouse. “It’s a long trip for them and you know they will not be coming all the way up here to make up the numbers.

“Make no mistake I’m expecting a good game and It’s good to be back in front of our own supporters again. They were superb on the opening day and it would be nice to see them showing their support to the lads.”

Lynn had over 800 supporters watch their 2-0 home win over Gosport on the opening day and sit second in the early standings after following that up with two away triumphs, 3-2 at Bishop’s Stortford and 2-0 at Dorchester.

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They hope for another big crowd at The Walks again this afternoon ahead of a short trip to St Ives Town on Monday (both 3pm kick-offs), with striker Michael Gash and defender Ryan Fryatt hoping to be fit for the fixtures.

“We know it’s going to be a stiff examination of ourselves over a short period of time but it’s part and parcel of football and a time for the fans to savour and enjoy,” Culverhouse continued, speaking to the Linnets’ website “We gave a professional account of ourselves last weekend at Dorchester and came back with the points.

“However I know we can do better and we have to if we want to maintain the standards I have set the players. We need to be taking more of the chances we are creating when we are dominating the play and I will be putting that message across in training.

He added: “We know St Ives is a tough place to go to and bring home a result. I remember our trip there towards the end of last season when we never turned up. We let ourselves and the fans down that day and I don’t want to be doing that on Monday again.”

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