Linnets face tough start

King's Lynn host bogey side Halesowen in their opening British Gas Business Southern League Premier Division game at The Walks on Saturday, August 19.

King's Lynn host bogey side Halesowen in their opening British Gas Business Southern League Premier Division game at The Walks on Saturday, August 19.

Tommy Taylor's promotion hopefuls have yet to pick up a point or score a goal against the battling Midlanders at home since the club's elevation to the Premier in 2004.

Lynn follow up with a trip to Hitchin three days later before hosting pre-season title fancies Maidenhead - relegated from the Nationwide South last season.

Newly promoted local rivals Stamford visit The Walks on Monday, August 28.


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Big spending Bath City - who fell at the same play-off hurdle as Lynn last season after edging out the Linnets for second spot with a last-day win in Norfolk - host Taylor's side on Saturday, September 23.

Lynn are on the road over Christmas with a Boxing Day trip to Stamford followed by a visit to former Ryman Premier outfit Wealdstone (Saturday December 30) before hosting Rugby Town on New Year's Day.

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Play-off conquerors Chippenham lie in wait on Saturday, January 6 with the Bluebirds visiting the Walks for Lynn's penultimate home fixture of the regular season.

Lynn finish their league campaign at home to Wealdstone on Saturday, April 28.

The club has also announced an innovative tie-up with the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society that offers supporters the chance to open a 'Linnets club savers account'.

The new account - available through the building society's King's Lynn branch at New Conduit Street - earns the club up to a 1.25pc yearly bonus.

Supporters will also be entitled to discounts on season tickets and club merchandise.

“I think this is quite unique for a non league football club,” said Linnets chairman Ken Bobbins. “We are delighted to get involved with the Norwich & Peterborough and I must thank John Fincham in our commercial department for his hard work in putting this together.”

N&P regional sales manager, Sarah Birmingham, added: “This new account should prove a real winner with the Linnets. We hope every King's Lynn fan will open an account, no matter where they live in Norfolk or the UK. It could mean a great deal for the club.”

Account details: Minimum £100 investment (£10 for under 16s). Easy access to savings with no notice or interest penalty for withdrawals. King's Lynn FC will receive a bonus of up to 1.25pc of the average balance held in the account during the previous 12 months. Interest credited annually on January 1.

For further information and a full breakdown of interest rates contact the building society's King's Lynn branch on 01553 763388.

FIXTURES

August

Sat 19, Halesowen Town, home

Tue 22, Hitchin Town, away

Sat 26, Maidenhead Utd, away

Mon 28, Stamford, home

September

Sat 2, Cirencester Town, away

Tue 5, Corby Town , home

Sat 9, Merthyr Tydfil, home

Sat 23, Bath City, away

October

Tue 3, Hemel Hempstead , away

Sat 7, Mangotsfield Utd, home

Sat 14, Northwood, away

Sat 28, Gloucester City , home

November

Sat 11, Team Bath, home

Tue 14, Banbury United , away

Sat 18 , Cirencester Town , home

Sat 25 , Halesowen Town , away

December

Sat 2, Yate Town , away

Tues 5, Cheshunt , home

Sat 9 , Clevedon Town , away

Sat 16 , Tiverton Town , home

Sat 23 , Maidenhead Utd , home

Tue 26, Stamford , away

Sat 30 , Wealdstone , away

January

Mon 1 , Rugby Town , home

Sat 6 , Chippenham Town , away

Sat 13 , Clevedon Town , home

Sat 20 , Team Bath , away

Sat 27 , Yate Town , home

February

Sat 3 , Gloucester City , away

Sat 10, Bath City , home

Sat 17 , Cheshunt , away

Sat 24 , Banbury United , home

March

Sat 3 , Corby Town , away

Sat 10 , Northwood , home

Sat 17 , Mangotsfield Utd , away

Sat 24 , Hemel Hempstead , home

Sat 31 , Tiverton Town , away

April

Sat 7 , Hitchin Town , home

Mon 9 , Rugby Town , away

Sat 14 , Chippenham Town , home

Sat 21 , Merthyr Tydfil , away

Sat 28 , Wealdstone , home

Southern League fixtures correct at time of going to press. Evening kick offs 7.45pm unless stated.

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