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Looking Ahead to Kings Lynn Town and Merthyr Town - With John Walker

Sunday, 03 December 2017 16:58




It is to be a busy week at the Premier Plus Stadium with two important home matches for Matt Clements’ team.  On Tuesday they take an unbeaten League run of nine matches into a meeting with league leads Kings Lynn Town.   Lynn have been beaten just three times in their twenty-one completed league matches – at home by Chesham and twice on the road at Weymouth and Royston.   After being wound up the newly formed Kings Lynn Town are now looking poised to win back a place at Step Two of the National League system.   Our first competitive meetings with the Linnets were in the 2010/11 season when we met four times – twice in the Premier Division of the United Counties League, once in the League Cup and once in the FA Vase.   Those encounters resulted in two wins apiece as our lads went on to win the League championship by the narrowest of margins to attain promotion to Step Four for the first time in the club’s history.   That margin after a full season was just two points with the third placed side fifteen points adrift!   Lynn went on to win the title and promotion to Step Four the following season.


On Saturday the visitors are to be Merthyr Town – another club that has had to reform in the twenty first century.   Last month there was a crisis at Merthyr when several Board Members and senior players quit the Club meaning that the first team had to be reformed around the development squad.   The immediate result was a 13-1 thrashing in their first match but since then they have drawn one and narrowly lost a second.   The desire to overcome the latest setback is being addressed and the club is gradually recovering but the aim this season looks like being the retention of their present status.   One factor to be addressed today by our lads is that in four meetings with our Welsh friends they have drawn one and won the other three




John Walker


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