King’s Lynn Town travel to Evo-Stik Premier Division leaders Skelmersdale United in buoyant mood

Action from King's Lynn Town's 4-0 win against Dereham Town at The Walks in the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Action from King's Lynn Town's 4-0 win against Dereham Town at The Walks in the Norfolk Senior Cup. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

The best home record in the Evo-Stik Premier Division must be broken if King's Lynn Town are to win their third successive league match this afternoon.

The Linnets are away at league leaders Skelmersdale United, who have won eight and drawn one of their nine home matches so far this campaign.

The trip to the north-west follows a comprehensive 4-0 home victory against Dereham Town in the Norfolk Senior Cup on Tuesday night, a performance which Linnets manager Gary Setchell was pleased with.

Setchell said: 'We played well. I was speaking to Matt (Dereham boss Matt Henman) afterwards and he was saying that he could clearly see that we have stepped up a level now and all our players are good players.

'We never let them get a foothold in the game and with the two early goals I think we knocked the stuffing out of them a bit.'


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Setchell has no fresh injury problems to worry about and will also have new signing Jack McGovern available, who signed for Lynn this week having scored 10 goals from midfield already this season for Coalville Town in Evo-Stik First Division South.

A win today could move Lynn up to fifth and into the play-off places but Setchell is not getting carried away, saying: 'We are building an all-right step three team and I still think if we can finish in the top half then that would be a great season for us on the back of back-to-back promotions. 'What is clear to see is that we are in a very competitive league where anyone can beat anyone, but we are finding our feet and picking up wins at home and that's what you need in any league to be competitive.'

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The tough clash at Skelmersdale should give the Lynn boss a better idea of what his side are capableof, with Setchell adding: 'We'll find out how good we really are, we'll find out how far we've come.

'If we've got any flaws, they will be found out, but we might just cause a major upset as well and come away with something because they (Skelmersdale) are definitely going to have easier games in this league than against us.'

Lynn are back in league action at The Walks next Saturday, when they host second-from-bottom Stafford Rangers.

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