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Linnets’ game at Altrincham postponed due to waterlogged pitch

PUBLISHED: 06:00 22 February 2020 | UPDATED: 09:07 22 February 2020

Ian Culverhouse takes his King's Lynn Town side to Altrincham this afternoon. Picture: Ian Burt

Ian Culverhouse takes his King's Lynn Town side to Altrincham this afternoon. Picture: Ian Burt

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King’s Lynn Town’s trip to Altrincham in National League North has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Lynn hot-shot Adam Marriott. Picture: Ian BurtLynn hot-shot Adam Marriott. Picture: Ian Burt

A pitch inspection was carried out at the J Davison Stadium at 7.45am this morning to ensure Lynn didn't travel, with standing water already preventing covers being placed on the pitch on Friday.

It's the third game of this month postponed, with a postponed home clash with Bradford Park Avenue rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10 and a late call-off at Gloucester City rearranged for Monday, March 16 (both 7.45pm).

Prior to the Altrincham game being called off, Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse had said his side have got to stop "letting themselves down" after suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

Defeats to Kidderminster and Chester have left Lynn on the back foot in pursuit of promotion although the leaders remain a point clear of York City, who have played two games more.

"We've been magnificent and we've always said that wherever we finish that's where we deserve to finish," he said. "We've put ourselves in a fantastic position but we keep letting ourselves down with the goals we are giving away.

"We've got to tighten up on that and we'll be all right."

Lynn looked set to take victory at Chester in midweek having led twice thanks to goals from Ross Barrows and Chris Henderson. However, the home side rallied and Simon Grand struck a late winner and Culverhouse felt the enforced break thanks to Storm Dennis last weekend had left them on the back foot.

"They (Chester) are a really good side but you could see that we've had a couple of weeks off," he said, speaking to the club's official YouTube channel. "But I think the biggest turning point was when 'Maz' (Adam Marriott) went through.

"I just don't know what the ref was thinking. He's about to shoot and he gets taken from behind. That baffled me."

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