King’s Lynn Town looking to end week on a high and keep pressure on leaders Hereford
King’s Lynn town will be looking to complete a memorable – and profitable – week on Saturday afternoon.
Three-point hauls at leaders Hereford and at home to fifth-placed Slough in midweek ensured doubters of Lynn’s title credentials were well and truly put in their place.
Lynn still trail Hereford by four points from two games more, so slip-ups are not permissible. It’s Farnborough at The Walks for Ian Culverhouse’s men on Saturday, while Hereford travel to Basingstoke, a side who have lost just twice at home this season. One bad result can move the pressure points, and Culverhouse knows the battle is going to run and run.
“Yes, we’re in a decent position,” he told the club’s official website. “But I have stressed that we have to now keep the momentum we have got going again through to the season’s end.
“We have had two extreme tests in the space of five days and have passed the examination well.
“The players have collectively given everything for the cause and there were a few tired bodies in my changing room after Tuesday, They have been excellent for me for large patches of the season and I’ve told them they have to keep it up if they want to achieve and reach their personal ambitions.”
Lynn were beaten 5-2 at Farnborough – now 15th in the table – in December, ending an eight-match unbeaten run, and Culverhouse is expecting another difficult 90 minutes against the only team to have scored more than three against his side in the league this season.
“Farnborough will be difficult and in their case I think they are a better team than their league standing reflects,” he said. “We were poor down there when they defeated us earlier in the season and on the day they gave us a bit of a lesson. It’s not about revenge for us, It’s another game with the usual reward of three points for winning it.
“It makes no difference if you’re playing the top side or a mid table side in this division. Every team on their day has it in them to inflict damage on whoever they are up against. Nothing in football is a given and you always have to work hard to earn the right to win a game – Saturday will be no different.”
Lynn are without Leon Mettam (suspended) and Cameron King (injured).