King’s Lynn Town looking to capitalise on home form against Bishop’s Stortford
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King’s Lynn Town will look to build on their proud home record this season when they entertain Bishop’s Stortford at The Walks this evening (kick-off 7.45pm) in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division.
Only Frome Town have taken points off Lynn on their home patch in a 0-0 draw in August and Ian Culverhouse’s men will be confident of taking victory against the Hertfordshire side, who the Linnets beat 3-2 earlier in the season.
The Linnets were without a game on Saturday as their clash against Gosport Borough was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch to the frustration of Culverhouse.
“I was really disappointed with the game being off as I was keen for our momentum to continue,” he told the club’s official website.
“Thankfully we didn’t get all the way down there and then it was called off because that would have been very painful.
“It’s a shame as well for the supporters who were well on their way down there but I suspect this won’t be the last time something like this happens as we begin to see the winter weather affecting things.
“It did though give the players a chance to rest up following Tuesday’s fixture and it gave me the chance to do some extra preparation ahead of the Bishop’s Stortford game.”
Bishop’s Stortford have picked up in recent weeks, registering three wins away from home, but Culverhouse is hopeful his side can stay in the mix at the top of the table.
“We have found ourselves in a run of games against teams who for one reason or another have struggled a bit and our in lower positions in the league than they would wish,” he added.
“It’s a chance for us to add further points to our tally and keep our run going.
“Grant (Holt) and Simon (Lappin) are getting some minutes towards their match fitness which bodes very well for the club as a whole.
“Leon (Mettam) is nearing a return although we will not rush him back as those kind of injuries need careful management and time to ensure a complete recovery.
“Yes, we are in a good place but we have to keep focused and fully concentrated on the job in hand and keep picking up the results.”