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Culverhouse keeps Linnets on their toes ahead of Dragons’ trip

Ryan Hawkins bagged a brace for King's Lynn Town in midweek. Picture: Ian Burt

Ryan Hawkins bagged a brace for King's Lynn Town in midweek. Picture: Ian Burt

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Ian Culverhouse will be plotting ways to slay the Dragons as King’s Lynn Town attempt to crack one of the division’s best home records.

The Linnets travel to the Camrose, home of Basingstoke Town, who will be looking to take their unbeaten home record to nine games.

The incentive for Basingstoke is, of course, that Lynn are a big scalp: top of the table by three points and eager not to allow that advantage to slip.

Lynn boss Culverhouse takes a side in decent spirits after 4-0 home win over Royston Town on Tuesday, thanks to goals from Ryan Hawkins 92), Michael Gash and a Michael Clunan penalty.

But if anyone at The Walks thought there was ever a chance of resting on their laurels, Culverhouse’s thoughts ahead of today’s trip were enough to put them right.

“It will be another difficult game, as they all are, and again it will be all about us,” Culverhouse told the club’s official web site.

“I was disappointed with our first 45 on Tuesday and I think we can count ourselves as being very fortunate that we went in at the break level as they had created the better chances and we had ridden our luck to an extent.

“We talked about some things at the break and after Michael’s goal, which he thoroughly deserved after some recent hard shifts, I felt there would only be one winner.

“Ryan’s goals were different class and it’s something the lad has in his locker.”

Culverhouse knows there is a tough nut to crack today.

“Basingstoke have a very good home record with just the one loss so it’s one of those games where you hope you are able as a team to set your stall out early and control things as early as you can,” he said. “But to do that there will be battles all over the pitch that have to be won.

“Once you have a control, like we saw on Tuesday evening, everything about the game becomes much easier. They will be confident and it’s going to be tough, but that’s football. We just take every challenge as it arrives and see where we stand after that particular match.”

Dragons boss Terry Brown said: “We are really looking forward to the game.

“We are playing really well as home and I expect another good game against King’s Lynn.”

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