Keeper Street hopes mixed form is just a passing phase for King’s Lynn Town

Alex Street has his eyes on three points this evening. Picture: IAN BURT

Alex Street has his eyes on three points this evening. Picture: IAN BURT - Credit: Ian Burt

Keeper Alex Street knows King's Lynn Town must start finding a way to win ugly.

The Linnets sit 18th in the 24-team Southern League Premier Division having collected just 10 points from their opening nine matches. A 2-0 loss at Redditch United on Saturday was scant consolation, again, for plenty of possession and the club's number one admits a way to succeed needs to be discovered when plan A fails to pay off.

'To start off with this summer we had to work out how we needed to play,' said the former Wisbech Town shot-stopper, known as Pedro, who has been with Lynn since the club reformed in the summer of 2010.

'Throughout the friendlies we were passing the ball really well. I know it was only pre-season but we played a couple of tough opponents and we passed them off the pitch. At the minute, a lot of teams are not letting us play and we are finding it hard when we're being put under pressure.

'When we can get it down we've played some good stuff against good teams like Poole and Cirencester and we've picked up some top results. It's just about finding a way to grind out victories when we can't have as much possession, and making sure we do not give away soft goals either.'

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Town have tightened up considerably since last term's woeful defensive displays conceding 13 times in 10 matches. It's at the other end where the issues have now arisen with only 10 goals being scored, four of which came outside of league combat.

'Everyone is trying to do their jobs,' said the 24-year-old.

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'Of course I find it frustrating when we have lots of the ball and don't score. But if I make a mistake the lads accept it and I'm sure once we score a few in the league, especially away, we'll get on a roll.

'We went into Saturday on a high so it did feel disheartening that we lost. After winning two games in a row we had hoped to kick on.

'It just shows that we've got to keep working hard and stick together.

'There's a lot of quality in the dressimg room, we're a good group, and hopefully we can start moving up the league.'

Gary Setchell's side host old rivals Histon, 17th, this evening with both outfits looking to shake off their early-season inconsistencies. The Linnets were superb in their Walks opener against Cambridge City but have suffered two bouts of home misery in the shape of a Paulton stalemate and Bideford defeat.

Street said: 'The supporters pay their money and we're grateful for it.

'We need their support as much as they need to see the team play well and be successful. We are just trying to get that consistency and at the minute we can't quite get it – especially away from home.

'Hopefully we've started to kick on at home with how we played against Poole and Wroxham, who we were outstanding against in the first half.

'It's going to be a tough game tonight but we've really got to get a win. If we can beat Histon and then Witham in the FA Cup on Saturday and Bedworth away on Tuesday it might take a little bit of pressure off of us because we know we've got to get on a run sooner or later.'

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