King’s Lynn boss happy to play tortoise role

St Neots may be blazing a trail at the top of the United Counties League having won 10 league games on the bounce but King's Lynn Town joint boss Kevin Boon is taking inspiration from an old fable ahead of today's league clash at St Ives.

Only time will tell if the Linnets, cast as the tortoise, can overhaul St Neots as the hare, but Boon insists his squad are still capable of creeping up on the league leaders unnoticed despite the midweek setback against Blackstones.

'We are just going to keep doing what we're doing and hopefully we can gain some ground on St Neots,' said Boon. 'We've still got to play them twice and I think that will also have a big bearing.

'It's like the tortoise and the hare. We're the tortoise and they are the hare at the moment and if St Neots keep winning then fair play to them but if we don't get to where we want to be it won't be through a lack of effort.'

Boon admitted that St Neots are cranking up the pressure on the Norfolk side with every three points they register but that's only to be expected with the level of finance at their disposal.

'People forget that we are still a very new side that's coming together and we're having to deal with the pressure of keeping up with St Neots,' he added. 'St Neots are spending money like King's Lynn used to and to be fair to them you can see the result of it. We would love to win every game but sometimes that's not always possible.'

Boon is expecting another tough assignment at St Ives this afternoon although they have been boosted by the news that Luke Thurlbourne has shrugged off a knee injury.

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'We've played them at home and it was a tough match despite the 4-1 scoreline. Jack Defty got injured during the match and it took us a bit of time to re-adjust.

'We're expecting a difficult game and of course every time teams in this league play King's Lynn it's like a cup final to them.

'We have to live with that and we are happy to. We are still rebuilding the club and at the end of the day we're going well in the Vase and the Norfolk Senior Cup. If we win our three games in hand on St Neots then we'll only be two points off the pace.'