King’s Lynn Town looking for more joy on the road at Frickley Athletic
- Credit: Matthew Usher
King's Lynn Town will be looking to keep it clean again at Frickley Athletic this evening.
The Linnets continued their improved defensive displays at the weekend by recording a second shut-out in a row at home to FC United. A 0-0 draw was the least Gary Setchell's men deserved for a fine display against the big-name club.
So they'll be hoping to build on that performance – and continue their near 200 minutes without conceding a goal – when they make the lengthy trip to West Yorkshire.
Lynn have won two of their last three games on the road, scoring four goals in both of their victories at Ilkeston (4-3) and Worksop Town (4-1). Striker Rob Duffy found the net in those wins but is unlikely to be involved tonight after breaking his nose during Saturday's entertaining stalemate against Manchester's non-league giants.
Lynn, ninth, two points outside of the Evo-Stik Premier Division play-off places, will be playing the Blues for the first time since the club was reformed in 2010. The 'old' Linnets drew 1-1 at Westfield Lane in 2009. On-loan frontman Kwesi Appiah, now at Skrill (Conference) Premier Cambridge United, netted for The Walks outfit on the day.
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But it wasn't a trip that former boss Carl Heggs enjoyed. He said after the game: 'It was a difficult place to go and I never want to go there again if I don't have to.'
He didn't with Lynn because they were wound up in the High Court later that year. But come 7.45pm they will meet at Step Three of the non-league ladder once again.
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Frickley finished last season in 18th season place. And that's where they sit after an indifferent start to the 2013/14 campaign. They did, however, manage a four-game unbeaten run which only came to a controversial end during a 1-0 loss at Ilkeston last time out.
A controversial penalty proved to be Athletic's undoing, much to the anger of their players and management.